Category Archives: Nicaragua

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Nicaragua by the Numbers

Entering Nicaragua, the largest country in Central America, we were excited to see some of its many volcanoes, my new favorite obsession. Nicaragua is home to more than a dozen volcanoes that dot its majestic landscape and the largest freshwater body in Central America, Lake Nicaragua. While we spent just under two weeks in the country, […]

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Erik’s 30th Birthday – Ometepe Island, Nicaragua

Nicaragua was noticeably poorer than neighboring Central American countries we had visited, and we were prepared for travel conditions to be difficult. From our first stop in Leon, we grew accustomed to the crumbling infrastructure, frequent blackouts, water outages, and work horses pulling carts down city streets. Years of political and economic misfortunes have dealt […]

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More Amazing Volcanoes – Granada, Nicaragua

Our next stop in Nicaragua was to its fourth most populated city – the quaint and colonial city of Granada. After seeing this city in an episode of Househunters International, we had high hopes. When we were dropped off at night at Mochilas Hostel, we were less than thrilled. After the swarm of bugs in […]

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Volcano Boarding – Leon, Nicaragua

We arrived in Leon after three nonstop days of bum-numbing travel from the Utila Cays. The journey involved one very scary speedboat, a ferry, three taxis, three buses, a six hour traffic jam, and two overnight stops (La Ceiba and Tegucigalpa). Understandably, we were happy to arrive in Nicaragua – the land of lakes and […]

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