Archive for 'Nicaragua'

How much does it cost to travel through Central America?

Posted on 12. Jul, 2011 by .

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When you travel long term, your budget becomes your Bible. This is why we wanted to share a break down on how much it cost for us to travel through Central America – including all the splurges and island vacations.

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33 things we love about Nicaragua

Posted on 25. Apr, 2011 by .

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Every once in a while, a country really takes us by surprise, like our deep love affair with Mexico. We had an inkling we would love Nicaragua, and after spending six weeks here, it was easy as pie to come up with a long list of favorites. Read on for thirty three things we love about Nicaragua, in no particular order.

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California Dreamin’…. in Nicaragua

Posted on 24. Apr, 2011 by .

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With the sounds of surfer talk like ‘gnarly’ and ‘dude’ ringing in our ears, the morning sun could have easily been shining over Santa Monica or Venice, California, but we were actually seated at a restaurant thousands of miles south on the Pacific coast in small beach town called San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.

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The day we cooked an Old Indian

Posted on 19. Apr, 2011 by .

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The cooking course in Leon was not exactly what we expected, but turned out to be an unforgettable glimpse into Nicaraguan life. We wouldn’t have had it any other way. (No Indians, young or old, were harmed in the making of this meal).

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The Corn Islands: Big Corn vs. Little Corn

Posted on 14. Apr, 2011 by .

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If you go to the Corn Islands off Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast, make sure you know the difference between the two. It can make or break your holiday experience.

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Nicaragua’s Caribbean: Are the Corn Islands worth a visit?

Posted on 06. Apr, 2011 by .

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There is no feeling like arriving in the Caribbean – that humid air, the white sand, that easygoing feeling…but is a trip to the Corn Islands of Nicaragua worth a visit?

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Hotel Tip Of The Week: Little Corn Beach & Bungalow, Nicaragua

Posted on 03. Apr, 2011 by .

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This weekly series focuses on budget accommodation gems we discover while on the road. This week: Little Corn Beach & Bungalow on Little Corn Island, Nicaragua.

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The day we boarded down a volcano

Posted on 29. Mar, 2011 by .

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If you’re going to go flying down a volcano on a board, you should at least have a good idea what you’re getting into. Read on for the experience of two volcano-boarders (us!) while in Leon, Nicaragua.

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Leon’s no gem – that’s what we love about it

Posted on 28. Mar, 2011 by .

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Leon quickly became our favorite place in Nicaragua. Don’t take this to mean that Leon is some sort of paradise. On the contrary, the city is far from perfect. Read on for why rolling with the punches made us want to suck up as much of the culture the city had to offer.

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Village life on Ometepe Island, Nicaragua – A photo essay

Posted on 25. Mar, 2011 by .

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Nicaragua’s Ometepe Island is the largest fresh-water island in the world, formed by two volcanoes which jut out of Lake Nicaragua. Major changes are happening here as a result of tourism, but beyond the newly paved road, the traditional village life on Ometepe remains…for now.

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