Posts Tagged ‘nicaragua’

Ometepe – two volcanoes, one island, surrounded by sweet water. What more could we ask for?

 We returned from Apoyo back to Avi’s in Granada for another night, so that we could catch the earliest morning ferry from San Jorge to Ometepe, the volcano island in Lago Nicaragua. Ometepe, despite welcoming us with some of the rainiest weather we’d seen, is amazingly beautiful, and we enjoyed spending our last days in […]

Laguna de Apoyo – where we got pocked with a bull’s dried penis..

 We said goodbye to Avi and Regina in Granada, knowing we’d return at least one more time on our way from our next destination (it’s on the way and Itai also borrowed a book from one of the cafes in Granada so we’d have to return it anyways..). We drove the short distance from Granada […]

Road trip to Boaco

Avi and Regina planned on going to Boaco for a couple of days. Avi has a Peace Corps. friend who is finishing his two-years service next week, and since he’d not been to Boaco, they wanted to check it out while they still had someone to stay with. We asked if there was anything interesting […]

Hanging around Granada with a Peace Corps. volunteer

From Leon we drove to Managua, the capital, and spent a night there. We kinda got bad vibes from Managua (not that anything is particularly was wrong) and didn’t even feel like wandering around there, so we ended up leaving the next day for Granada. Granada is the biggest tourist trap in Nicaragua, we’ve been […]

Bubbling mud is cool; the volcanic beach – not so much

So Leon is situated on the Los Maribios volcanic chain. In the small village of San Jacinto, only 20 minutes away, there is bubbling mud. Only 20 minutes to the other direction is the beach on the Pacific coast. Put them together and it’s a full day excursion..

Leon and Nicaraguan politics, and one lazy turtle

From the border we drove to Leon, stopping on the way only to eat at Esteli, which wasn’t inviting enough for us to want to stay there.. Leon is a very nice colonial city. It was founded by Spanish conquistador Cordoba (that’s also the name of the Nicaraguan currency) in 1524, although it was originally […]

Nicaragua seems troubled over the situation in Honduras

After spending a night at Danli near the Honduras-Nicaraguan border, we woke up early in the morning and headed towards Nicaragua, away from all the political and social mess in Honduras. We arrived at the border pretty fast, and cleared the Honduran side in less than 10 minutes (and an exit fee we’re not sure […]