Tag Archives: Nicaragua

Where the wild things are

If our trip to Nicaragua was all about meeting people with interesting back stories, Costa Rica is about wildlife. Not surprising really, given the country has the highest percentage of biodiversity of any country. Yet we continue to be astounded … Continue reading

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Over the border on a bicycle

After almost three happy months in Nicaragua, we had to move on. But first there was the small matter of crossing the land border with Costa Rica, no easy feat when you are as encumbered as we are. The first … Continue reading

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If ever you go to Granada town….

Most people who read this blog are friends of ours, wondering how we’re getting on. But some of you may be planning a visit to Granada and would like some pointers on what to do or see. So here, in … Continue reading

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The Hole Story

Since coming to Nicaragua, we have become a bit more careful about watching our step when wandering around towns. Beautiful, polished tiling arrangements often give way to broken up concrete, which in turn reverts to a relatively even surface, interrupted … Continue reading

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And time stood still….

A photographer we’ve met, and whose exhibition of pictures of Nicaraguan life has just ended in Granada, has remarked on how timeless daily life is here. Bill Stanton’s rather excellent photographs span a series of visits over 30 years but, … Continue reading

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What we did for New Year – 1,000 miles on the road and a small bribe

Central America is teeming with backpackers traipsing from hostel to dorm, not to mention the odd thin-as-a-whipppet cyclist grinding out the miles from Tierra del Fuego to Alaska, or the reverse trip. So there’s nothing particularly special about the six … Continue reading

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End of the line for Nicaragua’s rail system

This train is at the end of the line in Granada’s station. The few metres of track under it are all that remain of the country’s rail system. The very fine building that is still called Granada’s train station is … Continue reading

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