Travel Blogs from Boca Sabalos
... belief that Nicaragua has a lower crime rate than other Central American countries. And because we had entered territory loyal to the Sandinistas, Dan was constantly being cheered on by signs on poles and cliffs and billboards: “Vive Daniel!”(The signs were, of course, for the other Danny, Daniel Ortega). That first northern stretch few vehicles passed us (perhaps partly because of the Semana Santa—Easter Week—holiday). The valley got hotter as we ...
... alcohol at the moment… I’ve probably also turned into a massive lightweight!
So yeh, I chose the jungle.
Got the ridiculously cheap 10 hour overnight boat saving a bit of time and hooked up with the other people I’d met on the boat – for a very rare occasion the 6 of us were all solo travellers, ranging in ages and personalities. Quite nicely, many of us had been travelling for a long time and didn’t feel the need to ...
... Lake Nicaragua, pirates would sail down the river, up the lake and ransack Granada, so the Spanish built this fort as a defence.
Being 50km away, and not wanting to get stuck out there, we had to be back on the boat 2 hours later. This slow boat, took 3 hours (instead of the 1.5 fast boat time). And it rained for much of the trip. The long boats have plastic tarps attached to their sides, so they were rolled down to ...
... her new babies. Very shy creatures.
Now the boat, at least for me, was like getting on the safari ride at Disneyland. They have these great tour boats that are identical to the ride with one obvious difference... this boat ride is REAL. You are in a jungle river, stopping to view all sorts of life from birds, to snakes, to ox, to giant Alligator Gar fish. The river is teaming with old life. It took me several stops before I ...
... my reading list:
Stephen Kinzer - Blood of Brothers (recommendation)
Omar Cabezas - Fire From the Mountains (recommendation)
Gloria Muñoz Ramírez - The Fire and the Word
Miguel de Cervantes - Don Quixote (dual language book - extractions)
Naomi Klein - The Shock Doctrine (recommendation of Tzach - currently reading)
After 3 nights we already had to leave to catch a 4h ferry to Isla de Ometepe which only runs twice a week ...