Travel Blogs from Matagalpa, Nicaragua

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Living with the locals, Matagalpa, Nicaragua travel blog

Living with the locals

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... , instead guesthouses with rooms, not a problem. We drop our bags and explore the town.    The town of Matagalpa is situated in a valley surrounded by tall mountains and miles of countryside. This is the coffee producing part of Nicaragua, ...

After Esteli, we took the high road, Jinotega, Nicaragua travel blog

After Esteli, we took the high road

A travel blog entry by thomasgillam

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... on the bus. This went on for hours. We finally passed through Concordia and then came to San Rafael, the highest city ion Nicaragua. It was a very pretty town perched on a ridge in the high mountains. It was the home of Augusto Sandino, and there is a ...

147 years of Matagalpa, Matagalpa, Nicaragua travel blog

147 years of Matagalpa

A travel blog entry by lisaviro1981

Matagalpa in the northern highlands of Nicaragua is best known for it`s coffee plantations, although most of it´s exported to rich western countries which means the local stuff is often of the nescafé variety. Hmph. The bus from Leon to here was an ...

CAR HIRE IN NICARAGUA, Matagalpa, Nicaragua travel blog

CAR HIRE IN NICARAGUA

A travel blog entry by davidseaton

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... but I think my joke may've got lost in translation. I rented the Yaris. After familiarising myself with the controls I drove around Matagalpa trying to work out who has right of way at the intersections. My wife explained it to me and, of course, her ...

PASS ME THE SCISSOR AND COMPASS SET, Matagalpa, Nicaragua travel blog

PASS ME THE SCISSOR AND COMPASS SET

A travel blog entry by davidseaton

... off I went on my £30.00 bicycle, full of hope.  I found the Hotel Bermuda fairly quickly.  If Nicaragua has a trade description act, the name of the hotel definitely contravened it.  The place seemed deserted, if not completely abandoned, ...

VISA NIGHTMARES, Matagalpa, Nicaragua travel blog

VISA NIGHTMARES

A travel blog entry by davidseaton

... actually reads 'the act like witness Witnessed the gentlemen'.  Maybe the translator thought he was translating the certificate of Nicaragua's first gay married couple.  Maybe the translator didn't exist and my lawyer was making a quick buck at ...

Matagalpa, Nicvaragua, Matagalpa, Nicaragua travel blog

Matagalpa, Nicvaragua

A travel blog entry by thomasgillam

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... mountain to town. Back in Matagalpa, we caught a cab to return to the hotel, which was on the east side of town. In Nicaragua, taxis service works a bit differently. You hail a cab on the street, and the driver, who may have a passenger in there already, ...

Melodia, Isle de Ometepe, Masaya, Matagalpa and Managua, Nicaragua travel blog

Melodia

A travel blog entry by out_of_here

... paintings, if i could have shipped them back I would have bought some, but it works out pretty expensive!  A short stay in Matagalpa at hotel central, found most of the things to do were closed, unless you wanted to shop for western style clothes. ...

Matagalpa, Matagalpa, Nicaragua travel blog

Matagalpa

A travel blog entry by ccchrissie

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Thus fortified, I was ready to face the bus ride to Matagalpa via Muy Muy - very, very what, I have yet to discover! Stood on top of the hill watching the vultures soar effortlessly in the updraughts (it had been blowing a hoolie all night long too) while ...

Jinotega, Jinotega, Nicaragua travel blog

Jinotega

A travel blog entry by ccchrissie

Well, what a scenic, if bumpy, dusty ride to Jinotega, with amazing mountain views pretty well for most of the journey. The town itself was typico, with 2 dusty messy lots, called terminals, which the locals can't seem to tell one from another. When ...

The Gates of Hell, Matagalpa, Nicaragua travel blog

The Gates of Hell

A travel blog entry by andycrisp

... shouldn{t you be getting on back home now...this was our introduction to the chilled out, off the beaten track, mountain town of Matagalpa, deep in the Nicaraguan Highlands.  We didn{t see any other tourists, but still managed to be accosted by a ...

Honey Festivals, Coffee Plantations and Gold Mines, Matagalpa, Nicaragua travel blog

Honey Festivals, Coffee Plantations and Gold Mines

A travel blog entry by our_oyster

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... through Matagalpa to Hotel Plaza where we were all able to find rooms within our budgets. Matagalpa is considered the coffee capital of Nicaragua and we´re planning on getting out and doing a tour through a plantation if we can. ...

TELENOVELAS, Matagalpa, Nicaragua travel blog

TELENOVELAS

A travel blog entry by davidseaton

Latin Americans, or rather, Latin American women, adore soap operas, or as they're called out here 'Telenovelas'.  The universal theme running through these soap operas seems to be:   Poor servant girl working for rich family falls in love ...

ComoVos, Jinotega, Nicaragua travel blog

ComoVos

A travel blog entry by elizadirks

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... the fastest I´ve used yet! So here I am! Thursday I left Corinto and made my way into the Nicaraguan highlands and into Matagalpa. The highlands are where I have some Nican contacts of people I can stay with, work for on the coffee farms, all that jazz, ...

MATAGALPA, Matagalpa, Nicaragua travel blog

MATAGALPA

A travel blog entry by davidseaton

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... sleeps and a cool, gentle breeze blows down from the surrounding mountains.   A couple of hours later and Matagalpa's large resident cockerel population, no doubt feeling slighted by the advertising for cheap chicken, start the whole cycle over ...

LITTLE WIREY NOSE HAIRS, Matagalpa, Nicaragua travel blog

LITTLE WIREY NOSE HAIRS

A travel blog entry by davidseaton

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Written whilst pondering on age, marriage, and impending fatherhood: As I start to age with the passing of the years Little wirey hairs spring forth from my nose and ears I stare into the mirror and ask the good Lord 'Why?' Is it coz I'm getting ...

some thoughts on luck, street food and civil war, Matagalpa, Nicaragua travel blog

some thoughts on luck, street food and civil war

A travel blog entry by katywade

... identifying people in photos. What I found most interesting was  the vastly different  attitudes that Guatemala and Nicaragua have towards their respective civil wars. It's easy to group all Latin American conflicts in together and assume they ...

north central mountains of Nicaragua (Selva Negra), Selva Negra-Matagalpa, Nicaragua travel blog

north central mountains of Nicaragua (Selva Negra)

A travel blog entry by hilde

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... de un buen café puede viajar a Selva Negra. Hay que dirigirse al norte por la Panamericana, a las tierras altas de Matagalpa. Junto a una tanqueta sandinista quemada y pintada de colores, se gira a la derecha tomando el desvío hacia "Selva Negra", el ...

Matagalpa, Matagalpa, Nicaragua travel blog

Matagalpa

A travel blog entry by wavegirl77

Matagalpa was a cool city in the mountains of Nicaragua... a gateway to the coffee ...

THE BIRTH, Matagalpa, Nicaragua travel blog

THE BIRTH

A travel blog entry by davidseaton

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... nbsp; I politely threw them all out again and made a mental note to check whether or not the word 'privacy' exists in the Nicaragua Spanish Dictionary.   In the midst of the scrum, the doctor's wife had started talking to Nixi in a slow, soothing, ...

The older I get, the healthier I feel!, Matagalpa, Nicaragua travel blog

The older I get, the healthier I feel!

A travel blog entry by veromarcos

Before anyone wonders, we have not been able to upload pictures in the last few days as the internet connection is way too slow in the jungle. We will update them all (and there is a few) when we return to sea level. In any case, yes its Marcos' ...

Schwarzwald in Nicaragua, Matagalpa, Nicaragua travel blog

Schwarzwald in Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by veromarcos

We are relaxing in the wonderful Selva Negra resort, founded by German settlers a 100 years ago, and apart from a slow Internet access everything is wonderful. We will certainly stay until Monday, so we can celebrate Marcos' birthday here, and hopefully ...

Northern Highlands, Matagalpa, Nicaragua travel blog

Northern Highlands

A travel blog entry by markandemma

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Drove to the norhtern highlands, where we were looking for a quiet place to relax for a couple of days, enjoy the scenery and meander through the countryside. We ended up in Selva Negra (black forest) run by a couple of Germans since 1888. Had a tank ...

Telly and Pizza, Matagalpa, Nicaragua travel blog

Telly and Pizza

A travel blog entry by sainty1

... ending up with bad pizza from the supermarket across the road.  We do find a nice italian for one meal but in general matagalpa is just a sick bed for us.  We goto the pharmacia to get some antibiotics for becca because she still doesn´t feel ...

Max Havelaar, me voici, San Ramon, Nicaragua travel blog

Max Havelaar, me voici

A travel blog entry by ariane_atw

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... comme celui ci les avis politiques sont bien tranchés. Tout le monde est favorable a l'actuel gouvernement sandiniste (le gouvernement du Nicaragua est un "ami" des actuels gouvernements du Venezuela, de Cuba, de la Bolivie, la Russie, la Chine - pour ...

to the north central mountains of Nicaragua, Jinotega, Nicaragua travel blog

to the north central mountains of Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by hilde

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... verder reizen met een gerust gemoed. Als volgende bestemming hebben we het iets noordelijker gelegen centrale hoogland uitgekozen. Matagalpa en Jinotega zijn gekend om hun koffieplantages. Het landschap is hier weeral prachtig. De weg slingert zich ...

Sebaco to Matagalpa, Sébaco, Nicaragua travel blog

Sebaco to Matagalpa

A travel blog entry by james-hamid

Hi, So this is just saying that once we got to sebaco we went on a halfhour taxi trip to matagalpa Santiago and ...

¿como se dice blabber?, Matagalpa, Nicaragua travel blog

¿como se dice blabber?

A travel blog entry by zammer

... nothing at all. At one point I climbed up the crater for a sweet view of the lake and granada and lago de nicaragua beyond. But most of the time was spent splashin around in inner tubes, reading, playing cards, and similar intensely exhausting ...

my days in Matagalpa, Matagalpa, Nicaragua travel blog

my days in Matagalpa

A travel blog entry by james-hamid

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Hi, So this is what I have done and what has happened so far in Nicaragua. There is pictures and I have described them there is not much else to say but PICS BEEEEEEEEEEELOW Santiago and ...

Retreat to the Northern highlands of Nicaragua, Salva Negra, Nicaragua travel blog

Retreat to the Northern highlands of Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by chillwithjoe

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... from near Matagulpa´s city centre.   Salva Negra was a very beautiful getaway hidden up in the Northern Highlands of Nicaragua. It was a German settlement where they made coffee and has a great little bit of accommodation available up there in the ...

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