Travel Blogs from Nicaragua

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.  ...

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 ...

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