5 Things I Don’t Miss About Nicaragua

Don’t get me wrong, I loved Nicaragua. it’s very much a forgotten about Central American country, nestled cosily between it’s famous neighbour, Costa Rica, and the equally awesome Guatemala. It’s a country of lush rainforest,  Lake Nicaragua is so big it seems like the sea, and has an island with not one but 2 Volcanoes. It’s Caribbean…

Nicaragua’s Paradise Island

Little Corn Island, Nicaragua, Visited 18-25June 2014 The Corn Islands are paradise. I spent a week on Little Corn Island, which is about 3km long, and boast beautiful beaches pretty much all the way around the Island, which was a good couple of days wandering, reading, sunbathing and swimming. The locals were friendly, the food…

Granada

Granada, Nicaragua, visited 12-17June 2014 I really like Granada. It’s very different from Leon, despite them both being Spanish Colonial cities with lots of Spanish Architecture. Somehow Granada seems more touristy, possibly because the Central Park has a permanent array of stalls selling clothes, jewellery and various knickknacks to foreigners, and partly because of the…

Lazy Days in Leon

Leon, Nicaragua, visited 7-12 June 2014 Leon turned out to be just what I needed. Utilia, Honduras was relaxing, but it didn’t live up to my expectations, and after saying goodbye to Michaela, the prospect of traveling on my own again left me feeling a bit low. I knew I needed to go somewhere to…

Lava at last!

Volcan Telica, close to Leon, Nicaragua, visited 10June 2014 After my failed attempt to see an erupting volcano due to cloud cover, in Xela,  Guatemala I was even more eager to hike a volcano and see Lava. As a teenager I went through a phase of wanting to be a Volcanologist, and I guess I’ve always…