Travel Blogs from Nicaragua

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Somebody pinch me, please!!!, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Somebody pinch me, please!!!

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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Woke up this morning after another absolutely fabulous sleep.I suffered from rampant insomnia back home, however the vibe down here is so "tranquilo" you can't help but drift off into a deep relaxing sleep, also the ron a la roca doesn't hurt,!! Another ...

Another day in paradise, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Another day in paradise

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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... Canadians we have met so far that own property here say for an average of about $1000.00 per month, you can live very comfortably,so we see now why Nicaragua is so attractive to so many. It is almost "happy hour" so will sign off til ...

Geography 101, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Geography 101

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corn_Islands Nicaragua is such a diverse country with plenty to see on both the Pacific and Caribbean. Since Ross and I have traveled to Nicaragua, we have only explored the Pacific coast. We have been to several of the ...

Paradise found, Solentiname Archipelago, Nicaragua travel blog

Paradise found

A travel blog entry by losbrowns

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While in line at the bank in San Carlos we met Maria - painter and hotel owner. She was so nice and laid back that we were sold into staying at her place - Albergue Celentiname. Our Irish friends tagged along and off we were to the beautiful lush island ...

Potluck Saturday Night !, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Potluck Saturday Night !

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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... out due to massive wind storms that have been battering the island and surrounding area. January in the southern coastal regions of Nicaragua are often very windy. We have been unable to go out sailing on Ralph's boat "No Bad Day's" because there have ...

"Cowboy up" at Rancho Chilamate !!

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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... 's" infamous Hole in the Wall Gang !! Not only do Jamie and Blue provide rides to some of the nicest beaches in Nicaragua, dozens of Howler monkey's, close up and personal, and strong healthy horses. Blue also is a professional photographer. Here are some ...

Corn Islands Part 2 !, Big Corn Island, Nicaragua travel blog

Corn Islands Part 2 !

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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... to take Ross out to celebrate his 52 ND birthday. He is looking for lobster, and lucky for him it is the main food staple on the island. We might be late, but do tune in again tomorrow for more adventures from the Corn Islands in Nicaragua !   ...

Gregorio knows best!!, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Gregorio knows best!!

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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... to deliver us to yet another fabulous white sandy beach. I have really been trying to get the "lay of the land" here in southern Nicaragua, but I have been a wee bit confused with some of the names of the local beaches. When we arrived at the beach I have ...

Holy Holiday's !!, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Holy Holiday's !!

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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... any major holidays like Christmas,New Years, and Easter the population explodes to around 80,000!! Seems like the entire population of Nicaragua converges on the beach here, and they "camp out" for days       Last night we tried ...

OMG!! Look at the size of that cock!, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

OMG!! Look at the size of that cock!

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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... have your attention,It's a ROOSTER,and it's a male, so yes it is a cock. In Canada this is a barnyard animal,here in Nicaragua it is an alarm clock. This lovely big fellow  we have named "El Conquistador"roams freely in our neighborhood,and wakes us ...

Life is good !, Big Corn Island, Nicaragua travel blog

Life is good !

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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Yes I know it's been a couple days since I have posted a blog entry, and many of my "regulars" are beginning to grill me about getting too laid back to come up with some blog worthy material. I unfortunately do NOT have any defense!! Since Wed when Ralph ...

Woody turns against the book (w/ p.u.), Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Woody turns against the book (w/ p.u.)

A travel blog entry by iwasthud

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We arrived in Granada and went straight to the Bearded Monkey, an all inclusive backpacker resort. Initially it seemed great with its English breakfast, 2 movies showing per night, and nicely stocked bar. The next morning we woke up to realize that we ...

Leon's churches, Leon, Nicaragua travel blog

Leon's churches

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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After a rainy beginning in Leon, the other two days turned out o.k. Wednesday, I pretty much spent the entire day to explore the city, it's churches, old neighborhoods, and it's river walkway. There are about 17 or so churches, I lost count as to how ...

Wakey wakey (with poo update), Leon, Nicaragua travel blog

Wakey wakey (with poo update)

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... the conservatives by massacaring the city of Granada with 56, yes 56, men. He soon elected himself as president of Nicaragua through rigged elections and the US recognised his government. Three months later he instituted slavery, declared English as the ...

Out with the old..........and in with the new !!, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Out with the old..........and in with the new !!

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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... reserved a couple of horses for them  at Rancho Chilamate so they can enjoy a fabulous day touring rural Nicaragua, then finish the ride with a brisk gallop on Playa Yankee (a.k.a.) Survivor Nicaragua beach! WhooHoo "let's saddle up and ride"!! ...

OH NO!!..............WE GOTTA GO !!!, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

OH NO!!..............WE GOTTA GO !!!

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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I'm just doing a short blog entry today because it is our last full day in San Juan ! We just said good bye to Bob and Trudy Duke from Texas. They were picked up by Iskra Travel a few minutes ago, and are on their way home.Bob and Trudy enjoyed 5 ...

It's all about Kim !!!!, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

It's all about Kim !!!!

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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... 'o'cheese, but not just any cheese!!....................goat cheese! Which in case you did not know. It is very difficult to find in Nicaragua, also if you are looking for some horse radish, bring it with you!! You won't find it anywhere!    ...

A Monkey Tree, Moyogalpa, Nicaragua travel blog

A Monkey Tree

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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Wednesday After leaving Granada, John and I made our way to Ometepe Island -- a very large island in the middle of Lake Nicaragua, formed by two volcanos.  After settling into our hotel in one of the smaller towns on the island, John and I went for a ...

Pacific Sunset, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Pacific Sunset

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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After a bit of a travel day, we arrived in the Pacific beach town of San Juan del Sur.  The town somewhat resembles our last Pacific beach town of Acapulco, up in Mexico.  Itīs set on a horseshoe shaped bay, with great sand beaches lined with ...

So much to see,so little time!, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

So much to see,so little time!

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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... missed yesterday due to unforeseen  circumstances! I am back on the job, "gal about town" in sunny SJdS!! Although I am here in Nicaragua for 3 months I feel like there are so many things I need to do! I have places to go and people (& monkey's) ...

A bunch of stuff..........., San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

A bunch of stuff...........

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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... our list of the best in San Juan del Sur!!   We have really noticed a large number of  Canadians visiting Nicaragua this year.Just a couple days ago a couple from the Greater Vancouver area arrived here at the Park avenue Villa's. They sold ...

Does it get any better than this?, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Does it get any better than this?

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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... are plenty of shops all over SJDS,and prices for most souvenirs are quite reasonable.A few things I have learned since arriving in Nicaragua are #1) Take the time to learn some Spanish,this isn't like Mexico.Most if not all of the local people here speak ...

Nicaragua culture, Leon, Nicaragua travel blog

Nicaragua culture

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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... us some time to set out and begin to explore the town before our first activity. Leon is the former capital of Nicaragua, and itīs a very pretty, old, colonial town. Although thereīs clearly more tourism here than in El Salvador, itīs still fairly ...

Masaya Volcano, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Masaya Volcano

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... .There are also display cases with many species of butterflies and bugs . Some of the biggest beetles are here in Nicaragua!       This is an interesting world map that highlights the worlds active volcanoes, and the tectonic plates.I ...

It's A Three Beach Bonanza !!!, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

It's A Three Beach Bonanza !!!

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... , Madera, & Majagual. Today we go south to Playa Hermosa, which locals say is one of, if not the prettiest beaches in Nicaragua. Then our next stop will will Playa Remanso a little further south, and finally last stop will be Playa Coco This beach is ...

Dude.....Surf's up!!, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Dude.....Surf's up!!

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... ; This is a shot of the beach looking south towards Playa Marsella, just around the corner.The tide was still way out,   Nicaragua has so many beautiful rock formations that really help to identify the beach you are on. In this picture I am looking ...

Change is good!!, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Change is good!!

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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... paved roads because the only mode of transport here were ox carts and horses.It is nice to see that over the years Nicaragua has become more attractive to traveler's, and nice little beach towns like this one are growing and expanding to meet the needs ...

Exploring Granada, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Exploring Granada

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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Sunday was spent exploring Granada.  This colonial town has a very nice, clean look to it -- colorful buildings, which all seem to have a fresh coat of paint.  The main street connects the main town square and cathedral at the west end and the ...

Playa El Coco, Nicaragua, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Playa El Coco, Nicaragua

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Last week Ross and I took a day trip south of San Juan del Sur to a small secluded beach close to the Costa Rican border. We were so impressed with the beach and the area that we have just booked a couple nights there this weekend. We found a really ...

Stop Number Two, Corinto, Honduras travel blog

Stop Number Two

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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When we crossed the border on foot, after immigration we were instructed to walk 150 meters to the "bus terminal".  We arrived to find a few food stands, and a single bus parked on the side of the road.  Apparently that constitutes a ...

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