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Nicaragua

NICARAGUA | Friday, 3 February 2012 | Views [983]

Ometepe

Ometepe is an island which is made up of two volcanoes which are joined by an isthmus. Very beautiful but very large with quite poor transport to get around the island.

 

On our first day we went to something called Ojo de Agua which is two swimming pools- part natural and part artificial. There was a rope swing which kept Chel and Ed entertained for a fairly long time as did the fairly potent “Loco Cocos” (a coconut filled with coconut water and rum).

 

The following day, after much deliberation, we hired 2 quad bikes to see a waterfall on the other side of the island. Once we got them going it was a bumpy and dusty ride (again, much enjoyed by the boys) to park entrance where the trail up to the waterfall began. We were told we could take the bikes a further 2kms up the steep path. He warned Marcello and I to be extra careful on our one as it didn’t handle well on the hill and someone had recently broken their ankle as a result. As soon as we hit the hill our bike lost traction and as we slid backwards towards the edge of the path (there was bush on the side of the path and past that a decent drop). Marcello yelled at me to get off but I was wedged on the back with no escape with memories of the motorbike accident in Colombia running through my mind. Luckily we didn’t go off the edge and we left the bike there and continued on foot.

 

The walk to the waterfall was quite strenuous and the waterfall wasn’t worth the effort- even if it was fun to stand under it.

 

On our way out of the park it was drawn to our attention that we had a flat tyre and somehow we’d got a puncture from the biggest nail I have ever seen (the photo doesn't do it justice) Luckily, very luckily in fact, at this same point there was a garage with the facilities to fix the puncture.

Granada

Granada is a beautiful little Colonial town filled with tourists who want the prices of Central America but don’t want to submerge themselves in the culture.

To be honest all we really did while we were in Granada was get pissed and enjoy the buskers. Hence the reason we have no photos…we were too busy enjoying 2L of wine and cocktails to think about the camera.

Laguna De Apoyo

Again very little to tell you other than we stayed at a nice hostel with views over the lake. Marcello and Ed kayaked around the edge of the lake but since it was so choppy (who knew there could be so many waves in a lake?!) they capsized and returned.

 

Managua

Unfortunately Managua is the kind of place that doesn’t have much going for it and so I have nothing of interest to tell you about our time there.

Little Corn Island

Well if ever you wanted a postcard picture of what you imagine the Caribbean to be like- this is the place to go.

We did very little aside from sleep, eat and sunbathe so I will let the photos speak for themselves.

     

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