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Ometepe: Two Mountains

Ometepe is definitely a ‘must include’ island on any trip to Nicaragua.  If not, you are surely missing out on some precious natural beauty.  The island is located in Lake Nicaragua and can be reached by a shady ferry ride that will be transporting tourists and locals (by shady I mean a thin layer of water flows around the bottom deck …

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Volcano Boarding in León, Nicaragua

León is the second largest city in Nicaragua.  The first time I laid my eyes on it I was in some kind of shock because it was so shaggy looking.  Every building looked to be in despair and needing repair.  The streets struck me as dirty and the population of people felt slightly congesting in between the compact infrastructure.  My …

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Exploring Granada, Nicaragua

Granada is a dazzling city and is the oldest colonial city in Nicaragua.  The city is situated right on the cost of the fresh-watered Lake Nicaragua.  Be wary about going for a swim here as this is the only fresh water lake in the world that contains sharks (specifically bull sharks).  Fun fact: these bull sharks swim upstream of the …

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Nicaragua’s Four Must See Locations

Traveling to Central or South America was something I had always wanted to do.  The desire was mixed though because of what I had heard most of my life growing up; between rampant disease, kidnappings, murders, and guerilla groups, those countries were apparently very dangerous. The opportunity to challenge those notions was presented to me sometime in late October of …