Travel Blogs from Nicaragua

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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.  ...

Nicabocaglory, Managua, Nicaragua travel blog

Nicabocaglory

A travel blog entry by kris

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My Lying Planet guidebook had me trying to pot luck guess where the new (looks like its been there a while) King Qualtiy bus terminal was, it had moved 6 blocks east since an author had checked.. Asking the staff didnt help, How many people can look at a ...

headplant, Leon, Nicaragua travel blog

headplant

A travel blog entry by kris

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... that looms over 'Lago de Managua' and may have been the one that destroyed Leon veijo. Since I first saw it on the El Salvador - Nicaragua bus I wanted to climb it.. the climb has to be guided with the help of Queztal Trekkers, but when I went to book up ...

Poisoned, Isla de ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

Poisoned

A travel blog entry by kris

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Isla Ometepe was a disaster for me, I was really looking forward to the 4000 year old rock carvings, the twin volcano climb and remembering since i was a young child wondering 'how big can that lake and island actually be?' On the Friday Getting from ...

No car fumes, No noise!, El castillo, Nicaragua travel blog

No car fumes, No noise!

A travel blog entry by kris

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The ten hour Ferry ride from Ometepe to San Carlos was crap and quite painful to my muscles, bones and patience.. if i were to do it again i'd buy a cheap hammock to string up to the many polls and bars available on the deck of the primero class and ...

UCA Miraflor, Estelí, Nicaragua travel blog

UCA Miraflor

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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We decided to go a bit off the beaten track and found this apparently attractive spot in our guide book. We ll stay with local farmers, look how they grow coffe, take a horse ride to explore the waterfalls, lagoons, caves, hills and there should also be ...

An Undiscovered Gem, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

An Undiscovered Gem

A travel blog entry by midlifecrisis

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... CAFTA and as that gets implemented, the economy should take another leap forward. As you probably remember, the 1980's found Nicaragua embroiled in a civil war between the Soviet backed Sandinistas and the US funded Contras. As the cold war ended, ...

FSLN Revolution Epilogue, Managua, Nicaragua travel blog

FSLN Revolution Epilogue

A travel blog entry by nikolassarah

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... the nicest museums in Central America.  Sort of a mix of everything, there was paleontology, a library, traditional cultures of Nicaragua, abstract art such as a pile of ripped tires...art?? and then a lot of wicked murals depicting the past, ...

Another smokin´ volcano, Masaya, Nicaragua travel blog

Another smokin´ volcano

A travel blog entry by casey_matt

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Naked Butt Sliding and Ado´s Strawberry Incident, Laguna de Apoyo, Nicaragua travel blog

Naked Butt Sliding and Ado´s Strawberry Incident

A travel blog entry by hodge

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Damn I keep getting sick, must start taking vitamin tablets and stop drinking. When I arrived at Laguna de Apoyo I was rough and didn´t take part in drinking games that night but did observe the carnage that developed erupted. The laguna is an ...

A Colonial Town I Actually Like!, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

A Colonial Town I Actually Like!

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... so I just sat back, stared out the window and daydreamed for the couple of hours it took to Managua. Managua is the capital of Nicaragua and as with most capitals there isn't much of interest worth seeing. The LP states, "Managua is perhaps the least ...

Almost Ometepe, Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

Almost Ometepe

A travel blog entry by losbrowns

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A nine hour ferry ride later and we arrived in Ometepe. The largest lake island in the world, its noted for the two volcanoes forming the figure-eight formation. Due to cash restrictions we stayed only one night in Altagracia...but we will be ...

Mighty Rio San Juan, Sabalos, Nicaragua travel blog

Mighty Rio San Juan

A travel blog entry by losbrowns

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After a night in San Carlos we hopped on a collectivo boat, rickety contraptions that somehow transport 50-60 people plus goods down the mighty Rio San Juan, to Sabalos and the Sabalos Lodge. For four days we enjoyed this jungle lodge on the banks of ...

Oldest City of the New World, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Oldest City of the New World

A travel blog entry by losbrowns

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... or Plus icon on the back...do not depend on Star!). Granada is a beautiful Spanish colonial town on the banks of Lake Nicaragua. Although not the capital, it certainly is the destination of choice. As for us, it was exactly what we needed to recharge ...

A day at the market, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

A day at the market

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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We started our day at the El gato Negro for coffee and will meet up with Ralph and Renda later on today for the Sat. morning public market .All the local people set up booths near town center to sell their wares.If you have never seen Nicaraguan ...

Good friends, good food !, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Good friends, good food !

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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We had a really fun day yesterday and ended up going for cocktails with Ralph and Renda,up to some new friends Casa on the cliff. Stan and Joyce have rented this fabulous house on the cliffs overlooking the bay of San Juan del Sur. The views are almost ...

Some random thoughts and shots, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Some random thoughts and shots

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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... even some pictures. What do you mean the power is out again!!! Okay, so we do have a few power outages here in Nicaragua, no surprises here. Some are planned by the electrical company,and some are not. When they happen during daylight hours you can ...

Farewell to Clay and Kim, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Farewell to Clay and Kim

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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Over the past 5 weeks Ross and I have met a lot of great people.One of our favourite couples Clay and Kim are leaving today. It is hard to believe where the last 10 days have gone, and we only have a little over a week until we also have to pack up ...

Leon, Nicaragua 3rd Nov - 5th Nov, Leon, Nicaragua travel blog

Leon, Nicaragua 3rd Nov - 5th Nov

A travel blog entry by fae-neilvsworld

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Introduction We took a direct shuttle into Nicaragua from El Salvador. It was an 11 hour journey in total on a little but that held about 10 passengers. The bus broke down once, and we also had a flat tyre on the way too – considering all the things ...

Fire-spitting bulls, Leon, Nicaragua travel blog

Fire-spitting bulls

A travel blog entry by losbrowns

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Granada's quiet sister, Leon is another Spanish colonial town known for its amazing cathedrals, including the largest in Central America. Murals are found throughout the city, a known Sandinista stronghold, depicting the struggles of the city ...

Broccoli and two ply toilet paper!, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Broccoli and two ply toilet paper!

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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... ,and between $6.00-$8.00 for a pound of coffee beans. If you  live in Canada and you are flying home from Nicaragua via the U.S. forget about taking any alcohol with you in your carry-on.!!I I stopped at the duty free shop in the Managua ...

Island of Volcano´s, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

Island of Volcano´s

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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We arrived at Isla Ometepe, an island in the biggest lake of Central America (Lago Nicaragua) formed by two volcano´s next to each other. The view from the boat as we approached the island was great, tomorrow we ll go and explore ...

Another busy day doing nothing!, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Another busy day doing nothing!

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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... on board.     We went to the port in the morning to see all the artisans . Many of them come from all over Nicaragua,set up booths and sell there goods to tourists.The cruisers go to town in the" tourist taxi" I had fun shopping, just look ...

San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua 6th Nov - 8th Nov, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua 6th Nov - 8th Nov

A travel blog entry by fae-neilvsworld

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Introduction We took a 3 hour shuttle to the beach and for most of the way we were driving beside Nicaragua lake, reinforcing just how big it is! It was low season, so San Juan Del Sur to us seemed like a sleepy little beach town, but it was pretty ...

Learning about the Sandinista Revolution in Esteli, Esteli, Nicaragua travel blog

Learning about the Sandinista Revolution in Esteli

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... and engineers to Nica to teach them who to use and repair these trucks. This was our solidarity commitment to the people of Nicaragua. Ever wondered where the foreign aid money goes? It's right here in Central America. Though I haven't seen any US or ...

WOW!!!, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

WOW!!!

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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Arrived safely in the sleepy little beach town of San Juan Del Sur, on the Pacific west coast of Nicaragua.We shared a lovely air conditioned van with a couple from Michigan. The website did not do this place any justice! Ross and I are ...

Let the games begin!, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Let the games begin!

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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Well actually the games have been underway for almost two weeks, and I must say we are so very proud of our Country, and our home town of Vancouver.Tomorrow is the last day and the closing ceremonies, but more importantly it is ROSS"S FIFTY FIRST ...

Selva Negra and Miraflor, Esteli, Nicaragua travel blog

Selva Negra and Miraflor

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... time to come. Well, after all, it's hurricane season. So, tomorrow I will head for Leon where I will be celebrating Nicaragua's independence on July 15th. Friday, I plan to go to Managua to meet up with Patricia and then head to Bluefields ...

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