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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 ...

Road trip to Rivas, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Road trip to Rivas

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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My apologies for not posting my usual morning blog.We are just on our way out the door to Rivas,so I should have plenty of material later on today. Did I mention it is a balmy 90 degrees in the shade! Missing all of you back home, yeah you know who you ...

Volcano Islands, Altagracia, Isla De Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

Volcano Islands

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... drinks came to a quite reasonable 295 Cordobas (£8) for the 2 of us. Far less than I was expecting but quite a lot for Nicaragua. Once at the ferry terminal we had no idea where to go. There were market stalls and people everywhere and we had to try ...

Superbowl Sunday in SJDS, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Superbowl Sunday in SJDS

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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The town of SJDS is always a hubbub of  activity and today is no exception.It is of course Superbowl Sunday.I believe every bar, restaurant,hotel etc has a party planned,and this town is where all the action is.A few months ago Ross and I saw some ...

Beach Town, San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Beach Town

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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San Jan del Sur,  I went to this little beach town to check out the surf from the Nicaragua side.  Turns out, the town beach is pretty mediocre with no waves and that most people that come to San Juan actually stay ten to fifteen miles out of ...

Birthday celebration Nica style, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Birthday celebration Nica style

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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Today we celebrate Ross's birthday in Nicaragua. In true nica fashion we are experiencing a power outage this morning, but it is a common occurance that you do get used to. Thank goodness we have a gas stove, so I am busy with the prep for tonight's ...

The countdown is on!, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

The countdown is on!

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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Tomorrow marks the start of our sixth, and final week in San Juan del Sur.It has been such a remarkable experience, one that we will not soon forget.There is such a strong feeling of community here.Pretty well everyone knows who you are, and where you ...

Calling all men !, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Calling all men !

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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... Another of Ross's favourite pastimes,is the Iguana bar on the beach. It's a great spot for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.Good thing about Nicaragua, nobody cares if you have an ice cold cerveza instead of oj for breakfast.Look at Ross he,loves the Tona!! ...

Some of our favourite things, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Some of our favourite things

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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... same time cuz they are a blast to hang out with.Miss you guy's!!! #1 couple from Guelph Ontario There are dozen's of Canadians visiting Nicaragua ,and Judy and Andor are two of the nicest people we have met.They had to leave a couple weeks ago, but we ...

The long Journey Home, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

The long Journey Home

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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Thought I would post a quick entry this morning, as we are getting ready to take the shuttle to the airport soon, and I had a feeling that my good friend Ralph would be going into "blog withdrawal" if I didn't post something.Still can't believe how fast ...

Week 1 Synopsis, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Week 1 Synopsis

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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The old saying"time sure fly's when your having fun" really applies here.I can't believe we arrived here in SJDS a week ago.We haven't done a lot, but we haven't quit exploring if that makes any sense? This is the kind of place where you can just kick ...

The Ring of Fire.........ooooooh!!!, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

The Ring of Fire.........ooooooh!!!

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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... map you will see the volcano Mombacho close to the city .The eruption of Mombacho was so large it spewed tons of boulders into Lake Nicaragua, forming about 365 small islands. If you do travel to Granada this is one tour I recommend you do. We got on a ...

Out and about in SJDS, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Out and about in SJDS

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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... vibrant,with brightly painted buildings and busses   The local "chicken bus" is a very affordable mode of transportation in Nicaragua . The weather here on the south coast of Nica is beautiful. Today it's about 90 degrees,with an easterly wind ...

Wow! What a day, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Wow! What a day

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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Here it is the first of March already. We arrived in Nicaragua 1 month ago, and I am feeling kinda sad that we must leave in 2 weeks :-( The good news is that yesterday was Ross's birthday, and we had his birthday dinner here at the Park Avenue ...

The Tica Experience, Managua, Nicaragua travel blog

The Tica Experience

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... was SWEET because the bus dude took all our passports and got them all paid for and stuff together.  Also, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua have a deal where one stamp suffices for all the countries, so we got stamped into Guatemala and didn't have to ...

Nicaragua: Sept. 24-27

Nicaragua: Sept. 24-27 "Taxi drivers gone wild"

A travel blog entry by missouri

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Sept 24/25: Make it across the border without much trouble at all and after a few "chicken buses" and a ferry, we are in Isla Ometepe. The island is in the middle of the lake and is home to two volcanoes, Concepcion and Maderas. We chose to explore ...

Volcano Island, Isle Ometepa, Nicaragua travel blog

Volcano Island

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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...  locals told us not to swim because of sharks.        Since it rained most of the time here, we ended up going for little swims and staying dry..... Nicaragua was becoming very ...

San Juan del Sur - the last days in Nicaragua, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

San Juan del Sur - the last days in Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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One week Ometepe went by pretty fast. The first two nights I stayed in Playa Santo Domingo which is a one horse village with 5 hotels. During the day, I explored part of the area by bike which was quit an adventure. The roads would have qualified for ...

Highlight of Nicaragra my ass!, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Highlight of Nicaragra my ass!

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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Granada is also suppose to be a highlight of Nicaragua.  Once again I did not see why... ya so they have a nice central park area with a nice church and a strip of nice tourist bars but I did not see why that makes it so ...

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