Hotel Cafe Jinotega
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Room service
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Reduced mobility rooms
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We were up early and outside La Tortuga Verde by 07:30 so that we could catch our first chicken bus on our journey to Esteli, Nicaragua. Chicken buses are local transport that cost around $0.50-$1 per hour of travel. They stop often and take anything on board including the odd chicken, goat and food supplies. The day of chicken bus travel was a very long 11 and a half hours in 5 chicken buses, 2 shuttles a taxi and a bakkie (nice guy offered us a lift when he saw the taxi drop us ...
After 4 months of living as part of the best host family ever, I have found fault with them: domestic violence. Yes different culture, different customs, different "norms" and because of this, up till now I have dismissed the few not-too-severe instances from a frustrated, overworked Mum getting angry with Christian, her 14 year old son. But last week, after hearing such a scream come out of nowhere, my whole body told me 'This is Wrong!'. There was ...
On Tuesday I returned to Esteli after a mini holiday - 5 days just outside Jinotega living with a permaculture/sustainable community. It was so peaceful, up in the mountains, with the most beautiful views and sunsets. There were compost toilets that separate wee and poo! - you just wee in one bucket and poo in the other - easy! Working, cooking, eating, washing-up, cleaning, talking (English) and laughing all day every day with the same ...
Early start to the day with a 7.30 meet time. Dining room opens at 7 so plan was for breakfast and go. At 6am the town alarm goes off to wake the workers who don't have clocks. Most of them are working on tobacco plantations or in factories.
With what was the worst coffee of the trip and a very uninspiring spread of sogginess we were ready to go early. Cordial instead of juice is not a good substitute. 4wd today gave us an inkling of what the roads were going to be ...
Oscar was there earlier than the scheduled start of 9am for our transfer to Esteli. He had brought along a gift of Flor de Caņa rum from our tour operator, Nica Adventures.
Lots of farms with dairy, lettuce, cabbage, coffee and tobacco being popular choices. Oscar is obviously a frustrated guide employed as a driver but you don't get much of an explanation as he speaks very little english but has a great smile and cheery disposition.