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Senor Capo, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Senor Capo

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... He'd had a few vinos and misheard me, but duly sat down to converse about life in his home town of Chicago, thoughts on Nicaragua and his large family in the States. It wasn't that the 3 of us talked about anything in particular, purely shooting the ...

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 ...

William Walker and the Ten Year Old Lad, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

William Walker and the Ten Year Old Lad

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... mercenary named William Walker, along with a couple of hundred followers, created, for lack of a better word, a coup in Nicaragua. In 1856 Walker was elected President of the country and his leadership was even recognized by then US President Franklin ...

Missing tourists., Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

Missing tourists.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Isla de Ometepe is a picture perfect volcanic island in Lake Nicaragua, formed by the now extinct Volcán Maderas (1394 meters) and the dormant Volcán Concepción (1610 meters). Carmen had to leave for the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica while Steve and ...

Farewell León, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Farewell León

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... here. The time I spent in Leon has been great but there´s so much more to see in this amazing country. As I write this, I´m in Granada and will use this as a home base for exploring some other parts of Nicaragua until I cross the border into Costa ...

Isla de Ometepe, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

Isla de Ometepe

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Alex: Our plan for the next morning in Managua was to go to DHL to FINALY try to sort out our claim. We set off thinking the 1km walk would be safe in daylight but we had hardly walked 2 blocks when we came across our first and last gringo in the city ...

Feather of Divine Timing, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

Feather of Divine Timing

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... on finishing the relaxing section. Off we skipped for granola and ginger tea for breakfast, oooh almost like London! So... Nicaragua. I'd first heard about the country down in the depths of South Argentina, back when we donned crampons and crunched ...

Feliz Navidad at Selva Negra, Selva Negra, Nicaragua travel blog

Feliz Navidad at Selva Negra

A travel blog entry by viajesyvinedos

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During the holiday season, we travelled north to the coffee finca of Selva Negra, located within an 850-hectare forest reserve that offers a medley of hiking trails, a lakeside restaurant, a children's play area, a Castilla church, a conference ...

He´s still got that burnin feeling, Estelí, Nicaragua travel blog

He´s still got that burnin feeling

A travel blog entry by andrewandjacque

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... as though we might escape our weekly encounters. Estelí and León are the only cities that consistently vote pro-Sandista in Nicaragua. Estelí is nice, if a bit boring. There are a lot of language schools here, but not much else. Mostly, we ...

Deep Lakes, Old Fellas and Young Women, Laguna de Opoyo and Las Penitas, Nicaragua travel blog

Deep Lakes, Old Fellas and Young Women

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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Apoyo Lagoon or Laguna de Apoyo, not far from Granada Nicaragua, was formed 23,000 years ago when a strong volcanic explosion left an enormous hole measuring 6 km in diameter. Apoyo is conical, like an inverted volcano, 200 metres deep at its centre. Over ...

Central America comes to an end, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Central America comes to an end

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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San Juan del Sur; Nicaragua's premier surf town and a cool little drinking village where the locals like to go fishing.  This is where I chose to spend the last couple weeks I have here in Central America; relaxing and trying to improve my surfing ...

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 ...

Managua, Managua, Nicaragua travel blog

Managua

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Alex: Managua was just a one nighter to break up the trip to Isla de Ometepe - thank God! Nicaragua is one of the poorest countries in CAm and you could tell. The countries we have visited so far have been fairly poor, lots of shacks in the countryside ...

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 ...

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 ...

A very popular and social city, Grenada, Nicaragua travel blog

A very popular and social city

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... the smaller streets that surround my hostel. Being very hot, I take my time and try consume as much water as I can. I compare Nicaragua in the north to Australia, in that I am finding it tough to stay hydrated. I'm fortunate that the hostel is ...

The Concepcion Volcano of Ometepe, Moyogalpa, Nicaragua travel blog

The Concepcion Volcano of Ometepe

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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From Granada we got an early afternoon chicken bus South to Rivas, from here we caught a boat to Ometepe Island and stayed in the main village of Moyogalpa. The journey again was an eventful one and transport at home will never be the same and will ...

The business trip to Masaya, Masaya, Nicaragua travel blog

The business trip to Masaya

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... . So Elenka and I flew down to Liberia, then climbed onto a bus and eventually made our way to the village of Masaya, Nicaragua. Once there we found a hammock maker and consummated the deal. It was a business that worked well ... that was until I realized ...

Being brave in Managua, Managua, Nicaragua travel blog

Being brave in Managua

A travel blog entry by aborder

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Day 96 April 10th continued - The very slow old bus arrives into a crazy dirty courtyard full of vendors, more buses and taxis. With a smile on my face I lower a taxi price from $10 to $2, this gringo is not so silly! The plan is to hit the city in ...

Back on the tourist trail., Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Back on the tourist trail.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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We have made our way back to the mainland, from Corn Islands to Granada, Nicaragua's grandest city. To my knowledge it's in fact the oldest colonial city in Central America, a place I have longed to visit for a while. But after a few days here I am a tiny ...

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 ...

San Juan del Sucks, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

San Juan del Sucks

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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San Juan is on the Pacific coast and is highly recommended by the travel guides as a holiday spot and surfers paradise. Surfers paradise it may be - but a holiday destination it is not. San Juan del Sur is apparently a quintessential Nicaraguan ...

Short stop in ..., Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Short stop in ...

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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On our way to Isla Ometepe we made a short stop to see the colonial city of Granada. We liked it much more than Leon, but had to move ...

Yet another volcano, Masaya, Nicaragua travel blog

Yet another volcano

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Got the bus to Volcan Masaya national park this morning. Yet another volcano I hear you saying.  I am mildly obsessed by them but particularly want to see lava and this has not been fulfilled as yet. We got the national park bus from the entrance ...

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 on a train ... oh wait, that wasn´t me. Well, like I was saying earlier, I am sort of stuck here in Leon Nicaragua as a hiking guide meeting dozens of other travelers from places all around the world. I haven´t rolled any poop lately but that´s OK. ...

Our first Nicaraguan adventure, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Our first Nicaraguan adventure

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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The charter airline we travelled on stopped at Managua, Nicaragua before continuing on to Liberia, Costa Rica. Our plan was to go to Nicaragua - air only. But for whatever reason there were no air only seats available to Managua. There were seats for ...

Episode 15:  Vacation and the search for Gilligan, Little Corn Island, Nicaragua travel blog

Episode 15: Vacation and the search for Gilligan

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... months of hard work and tries to find the still missing castaways from Gilligan's Island.  First stop,  Little Corn Island in Nicaragua. First of all, to get to Little Corn island, one must some how arrive at Big Corn Island next door.  To ...

Episode 16:  Pearl Lagoon and the Continued Search, Laguna de Perlas, Nicaragua travel blog

Episode 16: Pearl Lagoon and the Continued Search

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Paid to Play Episode 16:  The one where the author continues his search for the cast of Gilligan´s Island ... more specifically, for Maryann and Ginger.  What he discovers is the film set for Survivor Spain.  As my search for the missing ...

Episode 17:  Orinoco and The White Lobster, Orinoco, Nicaragua travel blog

Episode 17: Orinoco and The White Lobster

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... and drift aimlessly about.  But everyone knows where these aimless currents go.  They come right to the residents along Nicaragua's coast. I won!  How do I get paid?  It's now a waiting game.  With an entire boat load ...

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