Travel Blogs from Nicaragua

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Matagalpa: Cafe Highlands with Wartime Scars, Matagalpa, Nicaragua travel blog

Matagalpa: Cafe Highlands with Wartime Scars

A travel blog entry by viajesyvinedos

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Upon arrival at our hotel, we learned that our room had been given away, despite our speaking with the owner two days earlier to reconfirm our booking. We were quite leery when she offered to take us to another hotel a block and a half away, thinking ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bob Marley and the Buses, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Bob Marley and the Buses

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... spent more time on buses than most Canadians do in their entire lives. Ellen wanted to fly from the city of David, Panama to Managua, Nicaragua. The cost was $273.00.  "But we won't see the people, experience the flair," I said. She relented and is ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Quick Update, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Quick Update

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... for a cruise down the coast checking out sea turtles and swimming at an untouched, natural beach. For anyone with any doubt that Nicaragua can't be visited as a vacation paradise, you would be so sadly wrong. Add this country to your must visit list! ...

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

Yet another country...

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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Yum Yum that was nice, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Yum Yum that was nice

A travel blog entry by hodge

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Second colonial city in Nicaragua, Granada. We had an interesting journey yesterday, on the way from Leon to Managua Callum had realized that he had left behind his speakers and other items in the locker. Rather than go back by himself I offered to ...

Isla de Ometepe -  The Limit of Physical Endurance, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

Isla de Ometepe - The Limit of Physical Endurance

A travel blog entry by andanddan

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From Granada we were delivered to the ferry terminal at San Jorge on Lago de Nicaragua after two reasonably short bus rides via the town of Rivas. As we pulled up to the edge of the lake, we could not help but be struck by what a stunning centrepiece ...

Surf and Sea Turtles, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Surf and Sea Turtles

A travel blog entry by nikolassarah

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... locals cheering him on.    We went to a market the next day in Mesaya.  It is very different in Nicaragua than in Guatemala.  In Guatemala, there was indigenous handicrafts everywhere and the people still lived and dressed in a very ...

What a beautiful city............, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

What a beautiful city............

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... are going to stay here tomorrow night too, and then head south. At the moment we are deciding whether to visit Isla Omtepe here in Nicaragua or to maybe head straight down in Costa Rica - a country we will literally be in and out of - it is sooo ...

Black Jesus, Leon, Nicaragua travel blog

Black Jesus

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... 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 in this not so ...

Driving Around in the Middle of Lago de Nicaragua, Rivas, Nicaragua travel blog

Driving Around in the Middle of Lago de Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... of the world's only freshwater sharks Having driven to San Juan del Sur for one more beach experience before leaving Nicaragua, we were again quite disappointed with the overpriced or uninspiring facilities on the pacific coast. Thus, we decided that ...

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 ...

Happy new year from the beach!, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Happy new year from the beach!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... the day. More books read (thank god for book exchanges), more internet, more sun, food and sleep.  Preparing to leave Nicaragua tomorrow for Costa Rica.  Not sure what to expect there as know that it is more touristy and therefore more ...

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 ...

Lost in the mountains of Nicaragua, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Lost in the mountains of Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... since then. The road between Jinotega and the next town of Matagalpa is reputed to be one of the prettiest in Nicaragua. Colourful roadside stands were bursting at the seams with a wide array of flowers and vegetables, and the surrounding valleys were ...

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, ...

Granada - Foray Into Nicaragua, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Granada - Foray Into Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by andanddan

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... for the final time. Within seconds of exiting the taxi, we were helpfully bundled into a mini-bus bound for Granada, Nicaragua's 'prettiest' city. This journey was a much more comfortable one, as the heat from the day had dissipated, and the dust from ...

The night boat to..., San Carlos, Nicaragua travel blog

The night boat to...

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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Tonight we leave Isla Ometepe for San Carlos, at the southern end of Lago Nicaragua. When it leaves, when to buy tickets and how long it will take is unclear though, as we asked 4 different people and got answers of boats leaving anywhere between 6 pm and ...

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