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Oxcarts and Holy Week

Yesterday I received quite the surprise on my trip back from the Costa Rican border.

Peacefully asleep on the 3.5 hour trip I woke up suddenly and noticed the bus had come to a complete stop, and all the passengers were on their feet with their heads hanging out the windows. 356 more words

Chicken Buses: A Story

We needed to travel from San Juan del Sur up to coast to another beach/town called Popoyo. It’s a long drive even in a car: 1,024 more words


Getting across the Sapoa - Penas Blancas Border (Nicaragua to Costa Rica)

We heard so many conflicting dramatic stories about this crossing that we thought it justified its own blog post. We did it all on public transport and had absolutely no dramas. 521 more words


San Juan del Sur

San Juan del Sur is a lively backpacker hub on the South Pacific Coast of Nicaragua. The town is built around a beautiful bay full of a boats ranging from wooden fishing boats to shiny yachts. 687 more words


The Chicken Bus to Granada

This past year, I have been traveling a little more like a normal tourist than I did when I set out on my travels three years ago. 794 more words

Reporting from Nicaragua

A year ago, my family and I were in Granada, Nicaragua, riding on chicken buses, swimming in geothermally-warmed waters, peeking into a caldera flowing with molten lava, and generally enjoying… 116 more words

Sari Swinging

Day 83 - Amateur Hour in Nicaragua

Words of the Day

Caldera: A large cauldron-like depression that forms following the evacuation of a magma chamber

Camping: (Informal) The act of attaching a bed sheet(s) to the side(s) of a bunk bed in a hostel dorm room to provide privacy for a couple partaking in sexual activities on the bottom bunk… 990 more words