InterContinental Real Metrocentro Managua
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We break up the two hour trip back to Managua today with interesting shopping stops. These places are unbelievable for both their artistic interest as well as their incredible prices. The first is San Juan del Oriente, where we watch a potter at work. There are beautiful and inexpensive works which the guys snap up like they are on the verge of …
Roughly around October 5th or 6th I went on a...Visa run! For my first "get out of the country for 72 hours or get deported" venture, I chose beautiful Nicaragua. I didn't put much planning into it; rather, packed my bag, had a vague idea of where I would be going, and bought a bus ticket. My carrier was TicaBus, which has comfortable seats, air- …
... more often could speak a little making it easier to communicate but I enjoyed being able to practice my Spanish daily. Nicaraguans were incredibly friendly, easy-going people that seem to be happy and really enjoy life even though they might not live in good conditions according to American standards. Nicaragua has not felt any of the influence of American culture which was completely opposite of the feel of ...
... and packing that backpack up makes for tiring work but luckily in such a short period of time it hasn´t worn thin. And I feel that I will now be returning home to Ireland with a real taste of the country and not just an isolated snap shot.
My first port of call once I had extended my visa in Managua was to the market town of Masaya, another town where evacuation routes are signposted throughout in case that volcano ever decides to ...
... the lights of the Florida keys, we are now flying over Cuba etc. every 20 mintues- wasn´t enough to keep me sleep deprived, the plane was full over some very enthusiastic Americans who chatted, no lets say shouted for the entire 4 hour flight. Needless to say no sleep was had and I now know far too much about some guy´s entire family- in the marines, now a ranger, devout Christian, virgin on wedding night (yes seriously this was the depth ...
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