Hotel Campestre El Pantano
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
- Room service
- Kids activities or Babysitting
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The name comes from the Nahuatl words: ome (two) and tepetl (mountain) meaning two mountains. Together the mountains form the largest island on Lake Nicaragua.
The views are breathtaking, the island has a water fall, natural springs and large monkeys. You can see why we had to go to Ometepe before we left Nicaragua. We were joined by Meredith Drake, who was visiting from New York.
The trip got off to a fabulous start. Instead of ...
Imagine waking up to the orchestra of nature featuring howler monkeys singing in the distance, birds whistling in the trees, parrots chirping as they fly over, and, Annemarie says not to forget, the rooster that apparently had no idea it was only supposed to be crowing in the morning. Then try to picture, your eyes slowly opening to the lite glow of the sun at the foot of your bed, as it rises over the lake. That is how we awoke on our 3rd day. Quick out of bed ...
Blogging time has been limited, in part because of limited wifi and in part due to a lack of writing time. Our first day has given us a small glimpse of Nicaragua. The city of Managua has been noted as one of the more dangerous areas and not a real tourist destination. With that said, we left the city on the first bus we could. Off to Masaya we headed, in search of our first volcano. A city famous for its artisan market, we stopped to check out the city. The market is ...
We left San Juan del Sur at 10:00 aboard a chicken bus to Rivas. We had a few days left of our visa in Nicaragua and were on our way to Ometepe. (This is an island in the middle of Lake Nicaragua consisting of two volcano's - Conception and Maderas - as well as natural jungle and pure beauty) From Rivas we caught a taxi to the ferry. We had to wait an hour until we could board the next ferry. We had literally missed it by 5 minutes. We hopped on board this run ...
So I showed up at the school/hostel yesterday and talked to the owner and set it up that I would in fact be volunteering for three weeks at the school teaching English. I would be teaching the kindergarteners for half an hour at 10, the first graders for an hour at 11, and the second graders for an hour at 1. The three weeks went by quickly, too quickly in fact. My days consisting of eating, teaching, writing in the volunteer journal for each lesson, planning for ...