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Category: Nicaragua

San Juan Del Sur: Staying on the Beach

Days 122 & 123 – Thursday 19th & Friday 20th January 2006 The two Argies left early on Thursday morning, one to go to Bluefields on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua and the other to meet his sister in Costa Rica, so I was left on my own. I couldnĀ“t stay in the same hotel [...]

San Juan Del Sur: Surfs Up

Day 121 – Wednesday 18th January 2006 The town of San Juan del Sur is a mecca for the surfers of Nicaragua. Not because of the flat waters in the bay, but due to the waves that crash onto the shorelines of the beaches to the north and south of San Juan. The Argies and [...]

San Juan del Sur: Seeing the Pacific Again

Day 120 – Tuesday 17th January 2006 I woke up at 5.45am ready to climb the volcano, however when I looked outside I saw the sky was covered from horizon to horizon in cloud. I didn’t really feel up to that much exercise so it was bit of a relief, as there would be no [...]

Omotepe: Back to Nature

Day 119 – Monday 16th January 2006 It was a beautiful morning on the island of Omotepe and after a traditional rice and bean breakfast the two Argies, the Aussie and myself ventured out to the playa. however instead of stopping there we carried on following the trail that led off towards Charco Verde, a [...]

Granada: Finally Splitting from the Black Rats

Day 118 – Sunday 15th January 2006 It had to happen eventually. I had to leave the Black Rats behind. We had left two of them in Utila the week previously, and there remained Angus, Ryan, Rivo and myself. They were not going any further south than Nicaragua and I obviously needed to get to [...]

Granada: Hostel Living

Day 117 – Saturday 14th January 2006 My late night meant that I nearly missed the big game, Spurs Vs Liverpool, live on Fox Sports at 9am. Its likely that being in Central America I can watch just as many, if not more, Premier League games as I could if I were in England.

Granada: A Great Way to Spend Friday

Day 116 – Friday 13th January 2006 Almost 30 minutes east of Granda lies a volcanic lake, formed in much the same time way as Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. This lake is named Laguna de Apoyo. The owners of The Bearded Monkey also owned a hostel on the banks of Laguna Apoyo and they ran [...]

Granada: Hanging from the Trees with a Hangover

Day 115 – Thursday 12th January 2006 Given the events of the night before, it was probably not a wise move to book a canopy tour on which I would be dangling 60 feet in the air before zip-lining through the trees. But in my infinite wisdom, that it exactly what I did.

Granada: Sampling the Local Produce

Day 114 – Wednesday 11th January 2006 A lay-in would have been ideal after the travelling nightmare of the day before, however the parrots in the hostel had other ideas as they began screaming as loud as they could at about 5am, scuppering any chance of more sleep. Tell me this, why would anyone want [...]

Granada: Killer Journey

Day 113 – Tuesday 10th January 2006 I felt I was running out of time with still three countries to traverse before reaching Panama for my flight to Buenos Aires. The boys and I also felt that Honduras didn’t really have much more to see, so we decided to make our way to Nicaragua, more [...]

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