Category Archives: Nicaragua

Estelí – Tobacco and torrential rain

In Estelí we felt like we were in the ‘real’ Nicaragua. Full of cowboys, farmers, animals on the street and tractors driving by, the town was an agricultural hub and a lot less touristy than anywhere else we’d been in … Continue reading

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León – City of many churches

We arrived in León tired and hungry, and failing to find a place to stay or camp with parking, had to check into a hostel and leave the Ru on the streets. We were a little worried about this but … Continue reading

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Volcán Masaya – Driving up to the gates of hell

We didn’t visit the town of Masaya but went straight to the volcano of the same name, also known as the ‘gates of hell’ by the locals. It’s easy to find and as we entered we were given a little … Continue reading

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Granada – A colonial gem

As we drove off the ferry from Ometepe, our first priority was to get petrol and buy a new tyre after the flat we had on the island. We quickly found a friendly roadside place who were helpful, cheap and … Continue reading

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Isla de Ometepe – Twin volcanoes rising from a huge lake

Luckily we booked the ferry the day before and we squeezed tightly in as one of the first cars aboard and then wandered around: it was quite posh and even had a bar. It was a choppy hour and a … Continue reading

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San Juan Del Sur – Mostly cocktails

Our first stop in Nicaragua was a nice surprise as we were planning on just passing through but ended up staying for a couple of days. After the expense of Costa Rica, it was a relief to be back in … Continue reading

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