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We entered Nicaragua after another LONG travel day from Tegucigalpa. First stop was Granada, a colonial town fairly similar to Antigua in Guatemala. It was a nice town but our hotel was pretty awful - the bathroom had walls that didn't actually extend up to the ceiling (slight lack of privacy, good job Lucie and I knew each other pretty well by …
This island in the middle of huge Lake Nicaragua is made up of two volcanoes, and we stayed on a beach between the two. The place is like something out of Jurassic Park, absolutely amazing. Hiked part way one of the (STEEP) volcanoes to see Petroglyphs and had tasty fish from the lake for barely any money at all.
I'm sitting in the Managua airport with a ridiculous amount of time to kill before our 2:00 flight to the Corn Islands (we got here at 9:00...maybe the 5:00am taxi pick up was a bit too early). But, I figure it gives me a little time to report on our three day stay on Isle de Ometepe.
How to describe Ometepe? It's tough, …
My internet time is about to run out, but Ometepe is very relaxing and we rented bikes to go to Ojo de Agua, some volcanic mineral pools. It was SO nice! WeŽll stay on the island one more night and head to Costa Rica tomorrow. Nicaragua has been a good place to travel on a tight budget, but weŽre a little worried about Costa Rica...
We have arrived at yet another lake paradise. Isla de Ometepe is a large island the middle of Lago de Nicaragua formed by two volcanoes, connected by a thin strip of beach (where we are staying!). The lake is so HUGE we can't even see across. The water is warm and quite shallow by the black sand beach. It's just the type of relaxation we need after …
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