Travel Blogs from Nicaragua

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

Yet another country...

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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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! ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Worth the long trek to get here, Big and Little Corn Island, Nicaragua travel blog

Worth the long trek to get here

A travel blog entry by casey_matt

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... beach. It was another great day in island paradise.  The 11th was a baseball day. Yes baseball, apperently it is very popular in Nicaragua even way out here on the island. On our walk over to the field we chatted with a player and he filled us in on ...

Gringos in Granada, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Gringos in Granada

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... (a bus that collects any one along any part of the road) to the Spanish settlement of Granada. You don't hear much about Nicaragua as its the least visited country in Central America so we didn't know what to expect, however, as soon as we arrived we ...

Road Trip From Hell!, Merida, Isla De Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

Road Trip From Hell!

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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I can't say I was really looking forward to the heavy travelling that was in store today but it was necessary so I'd just have to grin and bear it. It got up at 7am and went to go and check on Dave in the hospital. He seemed much better today but was ...

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 ...

NICARAGUA, Isla Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

NICARAGUA

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... from hardly seeing any of them so far on our trip, to being completely surrounded by people from these two nationalities. Nicaragua is home to Central America's largest lake, and inside this great lake are two volcanos that exploded at different times ...

The oldest city in Nicaragua, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

The oldest city in Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by casey_matt

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... . Today was a pretty mellow day all and all. We walked along Granada's neglected Centro Turistico along the shores of Lake Nicaragua and wondered why it wasn't a more happening place, sipped refrescos from the kiosks in the center square while catching up ...

Nicaragua By Local Bus, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Nicaragua By Local Bus

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... but does not actually erupt. The volcano blasted out hot rocks and bits of crater floor a distance of 500 meters. Granada, Nicaragua's oldest Spanish city, was founded in 1524 by the conquistadors. It was burned almost to the ground by the retreating ...

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 ...

Lizard lady, Ocotal Nicaragua, Nicaragua travel blog

Lizard lady

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... bends around the mountains are a pleasure to ride. The border into Honduras was only 20 or 30 kilometers away from Ocotal, Nicaragua and Des had spotted a nice looking hotel the Hotel Frontera, so we decided to check in for the night, and tackle ...

Nicaragua, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by greg-adrienne

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... old. After finally making our way through the choke-hold of semis at the chaotic Pan-American border crossing between Honduras and Nicaragua, we headed to Matagalpa, a city of about 100,000 in the north. The road up was the worst paved (I use that ...

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 ...

Laguna de Apoyo, Catarina, Nicaragua travel blog

Laguna de Apoyo

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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We moved on to laguna de Apoyo, close to Granada. The laguna is actualy a crater lake, formed after the collapse of a big volcano. We are staying in Catarina, on the highest point of what is left of the crater from where we have a great view over the ...

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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... people.      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.  ...

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