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Dec 1, 2007 - In Managua

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Kiwigirl's travel

Oct 15, 2007 - On to Managua (and then to Honduras)

We sat out to wait for the bus, but it was Sunday and there's one bus Sunday. It had already passed. I was antsy to get off the island, but it is here that we found the good, open side of the people. A man offered us a ride, so we piled into the back of his pickup and set off down the dirt road. He dropped us off at a road junction, where we waited for another ride with two men and a boy. They asked us questions in Spanish: "Where are you from? Are you brother and sister? No, spouses. What do you do? How long in Nicaragua?" I tried to show...

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Oct 12, 2007 - Bienvenidos a Nicaragua!

Hola, Amigos! I have arrived safely in Managua & am awaiting the arrival of Mark & the rest of the Agros team. The flight from Guatemala City was only about 45 minutes. I had expected to wait at the airport for 3 1/2 hours, but, just as I set out to find a place to sit & wait, a dashing young man approached me holding a sign with my name on it! Wow! Julio, a national who has been working for Agros for nearly 2 years, had been sent to drive me to the hotel for R & R! What a great surprise! We got about a mile from the airport & deep into...

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Sep 16, 2007 - Arrive in Managua, Nicaragua

Tami and got in to Managua late. The pland departed FLL @ 11pm and by the time we arrived and got a taxi to go around and around and around looking for our place, we arrived @ 2AM.. the owner of the pension didn't seem thrilled. Nice guy though. He started his hostel 6 months ago after moving from South Africa. We have a standard room w cable TV and shared bath for our 1st night. we just wanted to have a place to crash after arriving so late. We decided to not go out and see the town as originally planned and instead had a rum ^ coke in...

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Bret's 2007 travels

Mar 20, 2007 - Into Nicaragua

Where do I start? After the crazy fiesta we headed to the windiest place in Costa Rica, on the Northern Pacific coast. There is virtually no development there with pristine beaches and a regular wind. Hayley agreed to let me have a day of kiteboarding, but I didn't expect the wind to be so fierce! It was hoonin at 50 knots and the 5m kite I had was twitching and throbbing in a strange way. The waves were pretty high too so I had my work cut out. After wiping out a few times I finally managed to get going but it was really just survival...

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Feb 19, 2007 - Granada is Grand- ada

Do you think it is a bad thing that every time I enter a certain place in Granada, the waitstaff respond with, 'Iced Latte?'...on second thought, don't answer that one. Although some of you might find it hard to believe, I have done other things in Nicaragua besides drink coffee (more is the pity, as the coffee is one of the best things about visiting Central America...) Yesterday, for instance, I took a carriage ride through 'Centro Historico', which was a real treat. Much of the city of Granada dates from the 17th century- or earlier (see...

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Feb 18, 2007 - The End of the World As We Know It

Two days and God knows how many miles later, and I am sipping an Iced Latte at Euro Cafe, Granada, while 'The Safety Dance' pours almost continually from the miniature speakers located directly behind me. I would be hard pressed to say what I am happiest about: the latte, being in Granada, or the fact that all of Central America seems to share my enthusiasm for the music of the 1980s. In the end, I would probably settle on being in Granada, for the simple reason that it is NOT Managua. To catch you up on my adventures since my last posting,...

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Feb 14, 2007 - NICARAGUA - Granada

Couldn't get out of managua fast enough so got up early, said bye to the boys and headed to the bus station...i arrived there to absolute chaos..the boys had warned me what it was like but still wasn't expecting the noise, the people and all the shouting...i got out the taxi and straight away hundreds of people all round me grabbing me trying to get me on their bus...all i could hear was men shouting 'gringa, gringa, gringa!'... i said i wanted to go to granada and that was it - my bag was gone and on top of a bus so i just followed him,...

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Travelling Amy

Feb 13, 2007 - NICARAGUA - Managua

Arrived in Managua (what a dump) after a horrible 19hr bus journey from Guatemala City...travelled through Guatemala, El Salvador (which looked beautiful- wish i'd stopped there!) Honduras and Nicaragua so saw some pretty cool scenery along the way...not to mention some crazy border crossings...got well and truly ripped off changing money at one of the borders and lost about $50...v v annoyed with myself for being so stupid, and when i realised the man had of course legged it...probably laughing his head off..i was so angry - all these...

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Travelling Amy

Feb 7, 2007 - Managua, Nicaragua

We took a bus tour to the top of Masaya Volcano, active as you can tell by the sulfur and steam coming out of the crater. Too big to get a good over all photo. They had a nice museum at the bottom. There are some special parrots that nest inside the crater where preditors will not bother them. We also toured the Capital City of Managua. This is a view from the the Mirador. We had a typical Nico lunch which was very good as usual. Then we went to the city Market Place then to a big super grocery store to buy goods. Our guest like to shop in...

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Morfin Adventures

Feb 6, 2007 - Granada, Nicaragua

Arrived in Granada and parked on the shores of Lake Nicaragua. It was a tight drive thru the narrow streets of this very old city, patterned after Granada, Spain. Quite the history in this town. It was the capital of Nicaraqua at one time, but they were always arguing with the city of Leon, so they decided to move the capital to Managua as a compromise. Granada has several very old churches which we drove by in a caravan of horse and buggies shown here. We went up to an old fort and had a nice overlook of the city. William Walker from...

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Morfin Adventures

Jan 26, 2007 - On Thursday I broke my arse

Well, not exactly broke my arse, just perhaps an injury. After five days horse riding, biking, kayaking and bad bus riding in Ometepe (but mostly the horse ride) I was left with a 3 inch blister on my bum that a surgeon-like Kelli had to patch up using pharmacueticals left over, I'm pretty sure, from the 1980s Contra War. I spent the rest of the time sitting on my arse and reading. Or actually sitting on the side of my arse and reading... Today we forgot to set our alarm clock so it was quite lucky that a mini-truck blaring out 20,000 watts...

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