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Viva la Revolucion! / Dance on a Volcano

Sunday, 30 Nov 2008 | Views [3093] | Comments [2]

Viva la Revolución! Fleeing the political music in San Juan, we got the chicken bus north to León, via the den of inquity (well, maybe) that is Managua, the capital.   Luckily for us, on arrival in the capital the nice guys on our bus ... Read more >

Tags: leon, nicaraguan revolution, sandinistas, stupid ways to get down a mountain, volcan cerro negro


San Juan del Sur - Tyres: 500, Turtles: 0

Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | Views [2001]

We waved Finca Bona Fide goodbye, and caught a collectivo bus from Balguè to Moyogalpa (on the south coast of the Concepciòn side of the island), via Altagracia (on the northern side).  This was one lumpy, uncomfortable journey - the road was somewhat ... Read more >

Tags: casa de llanta, earthships, la flor, political songs, san juan del sur, turtles


La Isla Encantada

Thursday, 27 Nov 2008 | Views [3503] | Comments [1]

I thought I´d put down some of our other impressions from our time in Ometepe, as it really is an exceptional place.  The first thing that strikes you is the volcanoes (Concepción – the active one, and Maderas, the dormant one).  There´s just no ... Read more >

Tags: free-range animals, ometepe, petroglyphs, volcan concepcion, volcan maderas


Volunteering at Finca Bona Fide

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2008 | Views [4910] | Comments [4]

Who would have thought I would be spending two weeks in a tent, in a sea of mud, on the side of an extinct volcano, facing another very much active volcano.   Well I did.   Dan and I volunteered with Finca Bona Fide, a permaculture farm, on the island ... Read more >

Tags: concepcion, finca bona fide, finca magdalene, maderas, ometepe


Gallery: Nicaragua - Leon and Cerro Punto

Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Nicaragua - San Juan del Sur

Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Back to the Old Moor

Sunday, 23 Nov 2008 | Views [1866]

So, it was time to leave Costa Rica behind for the last time. Rachel and I got a ticket from Tica bus and turned up at the bus stop half an hour before the earliest time that the bus was supposed to stop by. Just as we ordered our breakfast and coffee ... Read more >

Tags: granada, las isletas, masaya


Gallery: Nicaragua, Ometepe

Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery


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El grande visa run - or the time when we jumped the country before we were chucked out

Saturday, 20 Sep 2008 | Views [1452]

So, Rachel and I had been in Costa Rica for coming up three months, the limit of our tourist visa, whilst we still had three weeks of our internship to complete. However, the visa has a clause whereby if you jump the country for three days, you can ... Read more >

Tags: border crossing, building conservation, crater lakes, ecology, granada


Gallery: Nicaragua, Granada

Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | Photo Gallery


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