Travel Blogs from Nicaragua

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

Back to travelling, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Back to travelling

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Got a taxi from the motorway outside the airport (is cheaper!) to La UCA (University of Central America) and then a minibus to Granada an hour and a half or so away.  Minibus spent most of its time in second gear in the slow lane hoping someone ...

Another poor country, Estelí, Nicaragua travel blog

Another poor country

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Yesterday, it took me all day using 5 buses to get to Esteli´ Nicaragua but Wow, what a cool little town. Nicaraguans, in general, seem a lot more friendly than Hondurans, however, they could use some spanish lessons from the Guatemalans! They eliminate ...

Luxury trip to Nicaragua, Managua, Nicaragua travel blog

Luxury trip to Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by martinandheike

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... when in small numbers. A great and rewarding stay was had and now it is time to move country.... Fact for the day, Lago Nicaragua has the only freshwater sharks to swim it´s waters....marinists believe that they migrate up river from the Rio San ...

Still in Leon, León, Nicaragua travel blog

Still in Leon

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Well, I am still in Leon. I liked hiking the volcano so much the other week, I decided I would hang out here for a couple more weeks and volunteer to help out Quetzaltrekkers, the organization that leads the hikes. As an assistant guide, the hikes are ...

Colonial splendour for the last time?, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Colonial splendour for the last time?

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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After more shopping in the markets in Masaya we walked to the bus station to get one back to Granada.  Apparenty they had all gone so we had to walk to the motorway.  There were lots of people waiting and several buses came and went, none for ...

Dave's Sick Again!, Moyagalpa, Isla De Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

Dave's Sick Again!

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... and filling out the forms (tab system) I ordered some BBQ chicken for lunch and went off for a walk to the lake. Lago de Nicaragua isn't the cleanest water I've ever seen, it's brown, but here in Merida it was far clearer. Clearer than the river I swam ...

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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... the capital Managua and then another an hour south on the lake shore to the handsome city of Granada. Compared to Honduras, Nicaragua is obviously much poorer, the infrastructure is not so good, things are cheaper, there are lots of beggars and street ...

I know what I'm doing for the next 5 months!, Corn Islands, Nicaragua travel blog

I know what I'm doing for the next 5 months!

A travel blog entry by casey_matt

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Well I finally know what I will be doing while Casey is saving the world at EPI. I accepted a volunteer position with the Pacuare Nature Reserve. I will be a research assistant with the sea turtle program. It is located near Tortugero NP, right near ...

Volcan Telica, León, Nicaragua travel blog

Volcan Telica

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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"Gallo pinto" is rice and beans mixed together. Nicaraguans eat it 3 times a day although sometimes for variety, they keep the rice and beans separated. My latest spanish blunder involves ordering some gallo pinto at a food stand. However, I reversed it ...

Border Crossings - Central America, Managua Nicaragua , Nicaragua travel blog

Border Crossings - Central America

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... were surrounding Des, I had the paperwork ready to go and got on with the business of entering us and our motor bikes into Nicaragua.  Firstly I took our passports to Immigration. An unofficial 'agent' asked me for a dollar to help me here. With ...

Transiting Managua again, Managua, Nicaragua travel blog

Transiting Managua again

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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There's No Camping at The Gates of Hell, Masaya, Nicaragua travel blog

There's No Camping at The Gates of Hell

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... to travel. Back on the road and running smooth as silk, we headed for the Masaya Volcano National Park. One of Nicaragua's main tourist attractions, this park encompasses the two volcanoes of Masaya and Nindiri with their five formidable craters. Most ...

Heading for the border..., Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

Heading for the border...

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Well, I finally have to leave Nicaragua because my visa will expire in 2 days and I prefer to avoid Nicaraguan prisons, well all prisons really, and any other officials that have the authority to help themselves to my wallet to pay the "fine". Actually, ...

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