Travel Blogs from Managua
... For Americans interested in traveling to Central America, I would definitely recommend Nicaragua over Costa Rica for several reasons: it is much cheaper (I lived off of $40 cash easy for one week to cover my meals), it has not been changed by American influence like Costa Rica, and can provide a more genuine experience than Costa Rica. Having said that, I think Costa Rica is much more green and beautiful ...
... Volcán Maderas loomed ever closer during the one hour ferry ride from San Jorge. Having lived on Nantucket and made an annual pilgrimage to Inis Meáin since 2007 I consider myself an island fanatic and this island was not set to disappoint. Arriving on the island some 5 hours after leaving Granada the obvious choice would have been to set up base in the port town of Moyogalpa, but never one to opt for the easiest route I decided to hang around ...
... both sides of the road. The driving leaves a lot to be desired but that was no shock. And there are a lot of very wealthy people here too. I headed to the local shopping centre to get a Nicaraguan sim and go to the bank and I was struck by the very glamourous women dripping in jewelry and the latest fashion drinking coffee with their lady friends. This I had not expected. I´m pretty sure I won´t be encountering too many of these ...
... was just as excited to sell it to us as we were to have found it. (little little tried it for size before buying of course)
Our last few minutes in the market were spent sorting through some football shirts which we could not believe were on sale for just a dollar. we got three of them in the end and dave picked up a Nicaraguan flag too. Really really hot in town and we were already beginning to feel it! Next stop....Volcano.
... Its widely known that you don't travel after dark in central america because of the vampire banditos. Time was ticking on and the light was fading so I was beginning to get anxious. Thankfully the bus pulled into Granada, its destination, just before sunset and I was able to find the hostel with ease. Chosen this joint as they put on free buses to another hostel up the neighbouring volcano which promises tree frogs and howler ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet