Ometepe: The Budget Buster

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I was on the last leg of my time in Nicaragua, and getting worried that I was running out of days for a visit to the place I had heard the most glowing reviews of from other travelers in the area: Ometepe. Continue reading “Ometepe: The Budget Buster”

Paradise on Earth: Morgan’s Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge

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Pina Colada in hand, I lay my head back in the hammock of our private cabana on a nearly deserted stretch of crystal water and white sand. Continue reading “Paradise on Earth: Morgan’s Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge”

Visiting with the Volcan Masaya

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It was a few days before Thanksgiving, and my family had just arrived in Nicaragua. Continue reading “Visiting with the Volcan Masaya”

San Juan del Sur & Playa Maderas

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To be fair, I kind of knew I wouldn’t like San Juan del Sur before I ever made plans to visit. Continue reading “San Juan del Sur & Playa Maderas”

Death of a Camera

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Like most days in Granada, it was hot. Continue reading “Death of a Camera”

Surfing Turtle Lodge: Worth The Trip

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So… I went to the beach during a tsunami warning.

Sorry Mom. Continue reading “Surfing Turtle Lodge: Worth The Trip”

The Good and the Bad at the Treehouse Poste Rojo

Edit: I have been contacted in the comments by a new owner, and a quick look at the website confirms that the treehouse has been redone. So consider this review a story of the past. Have you been to the new and improved Poste Rojo?? If you have, let me know how it was in the comments!  – Mariana
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“!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!DISCLAIMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Our guests are generally people who enjoy a rustic environment. We attract a young crowd or at least the young at heart. Our guest love the animals and insects you encounter. Our guests don’t mind a bat flying through the dorm or a group of monkeys howling in the morning. (actual TripAdvisor complaints) Our guest understand the limitations of a treehouse in the jungle and seek out the wonders that staying here offers.. If you are too unhealthy, lazy or pristine to climb 150 m or don’t enjoy being around great people, great views and animals in a natural environment. PLEASE stay at one of Nicaragua’s fine hotels with room service and A/C. We look forward to meeting the rest of you!”
Continue reading “The Good and the Bad at the Treehouse Poste Rojo”

Photos of Life at Escuela Pablo Antonio Cuadra

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Growing up in Florida, I didn’t get snow days. Continue reading “Photos of Life at Escuela Pablo Antonio Cuadra”

Floating in a Volcanic Crater: Laguna de Apoyo

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It was difficult, as I lay floating in the crystal blue water, to imagine such a violent event had created such a peaceful place. Continue reading “Floating in a Volcanic Crater: Laguna de Apoyo”

Climbing a Volcano and Flying Back Down: Volcano Boarding on Cerro Negro

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Volcano boarding is something I knew I would do when I came to Leon. Continue reading “Climbing a Volcano and Flying Back Down: Volcano Boarding on Cerro Negro”