NICARAGUA

Click the title or pictures below for an overview of our time in Nicaragua and recommendations on our favorite places.

EIGHT GREAT DESTINATIONS IN NICARAGUA
You can live on $22 a day (for a couple) and see the country of Nicaragua. Here are eight great
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Leon Street Art
MY 5 FAVORITE THINGS IN LEON, NICARAGUA
Here’s a list of my favorite things in Leon, Nicaragua.  We spent the entire month of December 2016 there to take
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TIPS FOR CENTRAL AMERICA

Corn Island Nicaragua
HOW TO TRAVEL FOR LESS THAN $5,000 A YEAR
October 4th, 2017 marks one year on the road for us! Before leaving the USA we researched and read many blogs
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Uvita Costa Rica
BUDGET ACCOMMODATIONS IN CENTRAL AMERICA
I heard a scratching sound, close by.  I reached for my phone under my pillow.  It was 1AM.  The scratching continued
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PLACES TO VISIT IN NICARAGUA

Street art in San Juan del Sur
THE WORLD’S WORST PICKPOCKET IS IN SAN JUAN DEL SUR
Heat radiated from the makeshift grill standing crookedly beside the sidewalk.  The early afternoon was already hot.  On the grill
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Cathedral of Leon Nicaragua
HOW TO NOT GO TRICK-OR-TREATING IN LEON, NICARAGUA
The streets are lined with chicken buses. It seems that all of Nicaragua has converged in Leon tonight.  Vendors are on every corner
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Volcan Telica at dusk
A COLD NIGHT ON THE EDGE OF THE ABYSS: TELICA VOLCANO
I turned over on the grass to lay on my back.  The moon had disappeared beyond the horizon and the
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Stone carvings
SWIMMING A CANYON AND MEETING A MAN SOME CALL CRAZY
Some say he is crazy, others wise.  He is hermit known as the rock man and we were going to
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Sitting in a palm tree on the beach of Big Corn Island
THE TREACHEROUS JOURNEY TO CORN ISLANDS
You will get sick they said. Last year one of the little boats capsized and a lot of people died,
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Corn Islands beach
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A NOMAD ON BIG CORN ISLAND
The island provides a backdrop for people's lives to intertwine and create moments that, though ephemeral, enriches our lives with
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Volcano on Ometepe
THREATS AND ACCIDENTS ON BEAUTIFUL OMETEPE, NICARAGUA
The bike slid and I saw it all happen in slow motion.  As our bodies approached the dusty rocky road surface
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CELEBRATIONS IN NICARAGUA

Trin with Leon Viejos
THEY BURNED HIM AT MIDNIGHT
When you see them running toward you, turn around and run.   Our New Year’s eve began with a dinner
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Cathedral of Leon Nicaragua
HOW TO NOT GO TRICK-OR-TREATING IN LEON, NICARAGUA
The streets are lined with chicken buses. It seems that all of Nicaragua has converged in Leon tonight.  Vendors are on every corner
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STORIES OF NICARAGUA

Leon Street
‘TWAS A BLOODY DAY, THE WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Are the looks different this morning from others on the street as I pass? Are the locals looking at me differently
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Clothes line
HOW TO HAND WASH CLOTHES NICA STYLE IN 5 STEPS
Strong gusts of wind are swirling through Leon today.  Mangoes blown out from the trees hit the metal roof with a
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Chicken bus
THE CHICKEN BUS EXPERIENCE
The bodies were so close pressing in on every side when I felt his hand searching for my pocket and
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Corn Islands beach
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A NOMAD ON BIG CORN ISLAND
The island provides a backdrop for people's lives to intertwine and create moments that, though ephemeral, enriches our lives with
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Starving horse
STRAYS OF NICARAGUA
The look of hope in her eyes broke my heart. Just a moment ago she lay there sleeping in the
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VOLUNTEER IN NICARAGUA

Building homes in Nica
HOMES OF PLASTIC
I am learning more every day that we need a whole lot less than we think we need. I’m also
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Be sure to have a good backpack.  This is the one Trin carries everywhere we go.



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