Category Archive: NICARAGUA

13 Things Distinctly Nicaraguan

13 Things Distinctly Nicaraguan All the countries of Central America and Mexico (except Belize) share many things in common, much of that due to their long histories as colonies of Spain. The Spanish left huge marks on these lands, including the typical Spanish-style colonial towns and cities, the Spanish language, genes, cuisines and customs. These …

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My 10 Best Destination Articles of 2017

My 10 Best Destination Articles of 2017 As many of you already know, I spent 2017 exploring Mexico and Central America. I stayed at dozens of stunning colonial cities and towns, the most impressive in central Mexico. There I visited world-class museums, gorgeous centuries-old churches, lovely art galleries, pretty plazas and two historic silver mines. …

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10 Things I Love About Central America

visiting Flor de Cana Rum factory - Nicaragua

10 Things I Love About Central America 1. It’s Very Affordable for Budget Travels Central America, like South East Asia, is a great region for budget travelers. Although Mexico is cheaper (depending on the exchange rate) I’ve been able to travel through all the countries here on an average of $600 US per month or …

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I’m Going on Vacation until early January 2018

I’m Going on Vacation until early January 2018 Wed. Dec. 20-Jan. 6, 2018 Well here it is, the end of 2017. Already. Yet another year gone by. It happens annually, but every year, this time of year I always feel surprised yet again that the year is coming to a close. So it’s time again …

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10 Things I Dislike About Central America

10 Things I Dislike About Central America Before I get into the negative aspects of Central America (from my perspective), I want to clarify up front that I do actually quite like this region of the world over all. I’ve been traveling in Latin America for two years now and I’ve greatly enjoyed every country …

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Beautiful Ometepe Island – Nicaragua

Conception Volcano - Ometepe Island

Beautiful Ometepe Island – Nicaragua Ometepe is a small, unique volcanic island set in huge Lake Nicaragua (also known as Lake Cocibolca). Ometepe actually boasts two volcanoes! The island is shaped like the letter 8 or a barbell, with one volcano set smack-dab in the center of each circular area. Conception Volcano is the most …

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All About Granada – Nicaragua

All About Granada – Nicaragua Granada is one of Nicaragua’s two famous & gorgeous colonial towns, the other being Leon. Of the two,Granada is the fancier and grander. It’s streets are clean for the most part, in contrast to Leon’s trash-littered roads. Nearly all of Granada’s thousands of colonial buildings have been renovated, in contrast …

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All About Leon – Nicaragua

All About Leon – Nicaragua Leon is one of Nicaragua’s two famous & gorgeous colonial towns, the other being Granada. Leon is situated in the northwest of Nicaragua, just 20 km from the Pacific coast and 100 km / 1.5 hours northwest of the capital city, Managua. Leon was my very first destination in Nicaragua. …

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Introduction to Nicaragua

Introduction to Nicaragua Nicaragua is one of seven Central American countries. It’s a wedge-shaped country situated right smack in the middle of the long, narrow Central American isthmus. With the wide side of its triangle on the north and tapering southward, Nicaragua has extensive coastlines on both the Caribbean Sea in the east and the …

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