Eight Activities On Ometepe Island That Will Blow Your Mind

Eight Activities On Ometepe Island, Nicaragua That Will Blow Your Mind

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We got out of San Juan Del Sur and the Naked Tiger Hostel, to go find some activities on Ometepe Island a short distance away.  Ometepe is a Nahuatl words “ome” (two) and “tepetl” (mountain), meaning two mountains. They are actually two two volcanoes, Volcán Concepción and Volcán Maderas.   The island is also in the middle of Lake Nicaragua, a freshwater lake. […]

WHY YOU MUST EXPERIENCE SAN JUAN DEL SUR, NICARAGUA AND THE NAKED TIGER HOSTEL AT LEAST ONCE IN YOUR LIFETIME.

Why You Must Experience San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua And The Naked Tiger At Least Once In Your Lifetime.

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With a broken jeep, we headed out of expensive Costa Rica for inexpensive Nicaragua.  We figured getting our jeep fixed, would be cheaper in Nicaragua and the trip from Arenal to the Peñas Blancas Border crossing between Nicaragua and Costa Rica was a breeze.  Once getting to the border there are few things you need to […]

The Real Meaning of Pura Vida – Costa Rican Point Of View & Tamarindo

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We left San Juan Del Sur for the Costa Rican border with the usual uneasy feeling of a problematic day. Not because we are pessimists, but simply because it’s like a box of chocolates… you never know what you’re gonna’ get. If we were crossing with a backpack it wouldn’t be as bad. However, a […]

Granada to San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua – Staying Young With The Sunday Funday Pool Crawl

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We left Chiltepe for Grenada in the early afternoon and passed the outskirts of Managua. We have heard bad things about Managua and had little desire to hang around and see if they were correct.  Taking the Masaya highway around Managua, we drove down a road with huge metal-yellow trees. I think it’s a Sandinista thing with Daniel […]

Las Manos Border Between Honduras and Nicaragua – Border Hell

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After eating wonderful food in downtown Danli and going home in a food coma, we woke relatively early. We grabbed two shot-sized-free coffees each from the Hotel parking-lot coffee pot and left Danli. We were on the road and headed to the Las Manos border to cross into Nicaragua. Honduras has numerous checkpoints throughout the […]

The Beginning 3102011

The Beginning 3/10/2011

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Here we are a few days from embarking on our trip of a lifetime to Central America.  It will be Shelly’s first time out of North America and a real adventure for the both of us.  We have been working as nurses in San Diego and I personally got to the point that I was […]