Travel Blogs from Leon, Nicaragua

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Spot the Gringo., León, Nicaragua travel blog

Spot the Gringo.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... in a dust bowl of a town, and continue the next morning for yet another snail pace marathon. At the border between Honduras and Nicaragua the locals are playing "spot the gringo." They see us as soon as the bus roll into the station at the border. Dozing ...

Leon, Leon, Nicaragua travel blog

Leon

A travel blog entry by dospollos

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We arrived in Nicaragua two days ago. It´s in the high 90s both in temperature and humidity! The people seem very warm and open, tourism is on the small scale here, just the way we like it. At the border crossing between Honduras and Nica we were ...

Bus trips, ferry, taxis, and Bambi, Leon, Nicaragua travel blog

Bus trips, ferry, taxis, and Bambi

A travel blog entry by andrewandjacque

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... will be in Leon awhile. It is a nice town, full of people, not so full of tourists. It is the liberal center of Nicaragua, and so far we have seen on murals: a CIA serpent being beheaded, Uncle Sam being crushed by the outline of Sandino, and graffiti ...

Leon is Hot Hot Hot, Leon, Nicaragua travel blog

Leon is Hot Hot Hot

A travel blog entry by andrewandjacque

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... the mercado today that was filled with....nothing. Just masa, not even any salt. But it only cost 1 cordoba, around $0.06 US. Leon, like Granada, has a party bus. The one in Leon has the top cut off and strings of Christmas lights in its place. ...

Still alive and well...., León, Nicaragua travel blog

Still alive and well....

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... a bus into town to a copy center, copied it and had to return it. Great fun looking back on it all. Now, it´s just a paperwork and waiting game to get my new cards here to Nicaragua and the stolen funds returned ... they had time to use each card ...

More heat and yet more colonial splendour, Leon, Nicaragua travel blog

More heat and yet more colonial splendour

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... ; Change some money into Cordobas which is about 35 to the pound.   Then walk across a Japanese sponsored bridge into Nicaragua with bicycles going past with locals carrying nothing as we trudge with our over-full rucksacks.  We arrive at the ...

Wishing you a............, Leon, Nicaragua travel blog

Wishing you a............

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Very Merry Christmas   and A fabulous 2007!   We are having an internet ´break´ for the next weekish on a Carribbean island but will obviously return with our Christmas adventures.   In the meantime, have a great ...

And now, a parable, Leon, Nicaragua travel blog

And now, a parable

A travel blog entry by andrewandjacque

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... seco and patacones. In Costa Rica he discovered jerked fish and casados. And then Little Andrew found himself in Nicaragua. Now, Nicaragua is both a poorer and larger place than either Panama or Costa Rica. But it was here that Little Andrew ...

Volcan Cerro Negro, León, Nicaragua travel blog

Volcan Cerro Negro

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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It´s August! When the hell did that happen? Time is going quickly and it seems like I just left the USA a few weeks ago. My latest guiding trip was to Volcan Cerro Negro, a cinder-ash cone type of volcano. I realize now that every volcano has its own ...

Are you a Dung-Beetle?, León, Nicaragua travel blog

Are you a Dung-Beetle?

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... and photos as when I am constantly on the move. As a result, updates are fewer and farther between. I am still a hiking guide in Leon, Nicaragua and I´m sort of stuck here since I like where I´m at and haven´t mustered the motivation to move on just ...

The Blind Leading the Blind, Leon, Nicaragua travel blog

The Blind Leading the Blind

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... and company good humoured; the trek was looking up. Until the sun was gobbled up whole by sinister grey clouds, so familiar to Nicaragua. It became a race to the top and we heard the dull sky growling as we scrambled to put our tents up in record ...

Still in Leon, León, Nicaragua travel blog

Still in Leon

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... 's just plain fun. It´s a good cause too as their profits go to another org that helps street kids and children at risk here in Leon. I am amazed at the number of kids prowling the streets for a handout of a coin or some scraps of food. One kid wanted to ...

It´s like going back in time!, Leon, Nicaragua travel blog

It´s like going back in time!

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... selling water, coca cola, apples etc etc) we jumped on a bus that left an hour and a half later to Leon. Leon is a city in northern Nicaragua and was once the capital before that title was moved to Managua. Leon was a charming city, there was a big ...

Volcan Telica, León, Nicaragua travel blog

Volcan Telica

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... the way, is a beautiful bird found here in Central America. Meanwhile, while "working" as a "guide" for Quetzaltrekkers here in Leon, I have been up to the crater of Volcan Telica twice. This is the most amazing volcano hike yet and provides everyone ...

Yet another country..., Leon, Nicaragua travel blog

Yet another country...

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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Black Jesus, Leon, Nicaragua travel blog

Black Jesus

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... a beautifully crafted 2.5 metre or so carving of the crucifixion. But it looks quite different hanging in the Cathedral of Leon in northern Nicaragua. It's called "El Cristo Negro" - the Black Christ. Legend has it that the plans for the cathedral ...

lakes, beaches and a rather muddy volcano, Leon to San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

lakes, beaches and a rather muddy volcano

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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... in various immaculate poses. We also visited the 'Gallery of Heroes and Martyrs' which is dedicated to people who were killed during Nicaragua's turblent past. On the west side of town there is another big church which we took a look at & immediately ...

The place to base for volcanoes, Leon, Nicaragua travel blog

The place to base for volcanoes

A travel blog entry by casey_matt

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... , not that any of us were big rum experts, but it was good! So after quite a while in the Leon area, we are anxious to see other parts of Nicaragua with our few remaining weeks of travel and will be heading next to Leon´s historically rival city ...

Hiking Volcan Momotumbo, León, Nicaragua travel blog

Hiking Volcan Momotumbo

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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After leaving Esteli´, I took a bus to Leon, Nicaragua; a small colonial town with no less than 19 cathedrals including the largest in Central America and home to many of Nicaragua´s universities. An organization that I was familiar with from Xela, ...

3 Countries in 1 Day!, León, Nicaragua travel blog

3 Countries in 1 Day!

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... were making great time but we weren't visiting Honduras so needed to find transport across the narrow section of land to Nicaragua. Luckily shuttle minibuses traverse the 2 hour journey border-to-border every 30 minutes. I love how frequent the buses are ...

dat Grim Reapa ain't gonna get me yet!, San Salvador, Leon, Granada, Corn Islands, Monteverde, Nicaragua travel blog

dat Grim Reapa ain't gonna get me yet!

A travel blog entry by bonkers

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... been turning in his grave as history unfolded. The Corn Islands are situated 60 miles off the remote Carribean coast of Nicaragua. It's a two day bus/riverboat journey thru hellish jungle and mountain terrain, then a 9 hour ferry over ruff ...

Semi-annual Report, León, Nicaragua travel blog

Semi-annual Report

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... , amazingly beautiful Latinas that populate this region of the globe. Second quarter travels through Honduras, and most certainly Nicaragua have provided the company with many outstanding successes while financially coming in under budget for the entire 6 ...

Ring of Fire, Leon, Nicaragua travel blog

Ring of Fire

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... with murals scattered across each street. Probably a more quite night. There is no more volcano surfing for a two weeks, which is a shame, it sounded really fun. I guess we might head of the shores of Lake Nicaragua tomorrow and the city of ...

Volcano Boarding!, León, Nicaragua travel blog

Volcano Boarding!

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... later. The journey to the volcano was along some really picturesque roads and little settlements and put me in a really good mood. Nicaragua was turning out to be my favourite Central American country and i had only been there 2 days. Couldn't wait to ...

Champion Cocks and other Nicaraguan Specialties, Leon, Nicaragua travel blog

Champion Cocks and other Nicaraguan Specialties

A travel blog entry by nikolassarah

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... .      We arrived in Grenada Thursday the 22nd - It is the historically conservative town of Nicaragua with Leon being the liberal town.  As a compromise and an end to fighting, Managua is now the capital.    ...

headplant, Leon, Nicaragua travel blog

headplant

A travel blog entry by kris

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... the perfectly coned volcano that looms over 'Lago de Managua' and may have been the one that destroyed Leon veijo. Since I first saw it on the El Salvador - Nicaragua bus I wanted to climb it.. the climb has to be guided with the help of Queztal ...

Leon, Nicaragua 3rd Nov - 5th Nov, Leon, Nicaragua travel blog

Leon, Nicaragua 3rd Nov - 5th Nov

A travel blog entry by fae-neilvsworld

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Introduction We took a direct shuttle into Nicaragua from El Salvador. It was an 11 hour journey in total on a little but that held about 10 passengers. The bus broke down once, and we also had a flat tyre on the way too – considering all the things ...

Fire-spitting bulls, Leon, Nicaragua travel blog

Fire-spitting bulls

A travel blog entry by losbrowns

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Granada's quiet sister, Leon is another Spanish colonial town known for its amazing cathedrals, including the largest in Central America. Murals are found throughout the city, a known Sandinista stronghold, depicting the struggles of the city ...

Volcanoe boarding, Leon, Nicaragua travel blog

Volcanoe boarding

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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Leon is touted as a nice colonial town in Nicaragua.  I see no reason to go to this town unless you are there to volcano board.  The town is average at best but sledding down a volcano is definitely unique.   The volcano sledding ...

Rainy Leon, Leon, Nicaragua travel blog

Rainy Leon

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... the capital of Nicaragua until 1857. Today, the city has a large university student population and is considered the intellectual capital of Nicaragua. Long the liberal hub of the country, it was one of the strongholds of the anti-Somoza forces during the ...

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