Monthly Archives: December 2011

Get Outta Town! – (Day 196) Granada to San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

One morning, we decided that it was time to leave Granada. We love it there, but we had grown very domestic and were in danger of turning into hammock-bound creatures if we didn’t tear ourselves away. In a fit of … Continue reading

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Obsession – San Juan de Oriente, Nicaragua

I have written before about our craft obsession: alebrijes in Mexico, textiles in Guatemala, not to mention woodworking and pottery in travels past. We aren’t out trying to find things to buy and we avoid tchotchkes at all costs, but … Continue reading

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Fun and Educational! – Lake Nicaragua, Granada

We caught an early bus back to Granada first thing in the morning, with promises to hook up with Shaun again in the Corn Islands or in the Rio San Juan. Back at the hostel, we unpacked our stuff in … Continue reading

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Highly Recommended by the Tourism Board of Nicaragua – Somoto Canyon

Somoto Canyon is a ‘newly discovered’ canyon that Nicaragua is so excited about that they slapped its likeness on the back of their currency. It is totally worthwhile to do a Google image search for ‘Somoto Canyon’ and prepare to … Continue reading

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Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite – Granada to Estelí, Nicaragua

We loved Granada from the get-go. It is small and easily navigable, charmingly touristy, but has it’s own distinct character, the architecture is truly unique, and the costs are really reasonable. We liked everything about it… except the bedbugs. I … Continue reading

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The Food Chain – Managua to Granada, Nicaragua

It was tempting to hole up with Monica for another couple of days to enjoy the little luxuries of a washing machine, stocked fridge, real coffee, and a comfortable bed. But that does not a bike trip make. Because we … Continue reading

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Claro Quesillo – Léon to Managua, Nicaragua

Riding out of Léon was refreshing after the chaos and subsequent laziness of the past week. We had not talked at all about quitting the ride (although we are still trying to figure out what our best move is in … Continue reading

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Day of the Dead, Not Very Lively – Léon, Nicaragua

We really didn’t deserve as long a break as this, but there were a few factors at play: we had just been robbed, so, like, we can do whatever we want; also, we had to deal with the fallout of … Continue reading

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A Little Down Time – Léon, Nicaragua

Today, we unabashedly played tourists. We got up in the morning and actually made a list of all the things we wanted to do, with the aid of the Lonely Planet book; it read something like this: -Buy a road … Continue reading

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