Monthly Archives: April 2012

A Summing Up

Nicaragua-1

A few more words about Nicaragua before it starts to slip away.  Granada, where we spent so many hours wandering, deserves a bit more explanation.

A block or two from the tourist restaurants and cathedrals, life seems to slow to a languid pace all at once.  Locals open the front of their homes and sit on the sidewalks or in their ..read more

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Ultimo Dia

Up early for our final day in Granada and the drive to Managua.  It turns out we totally forgot to go to the top of this bell tower and look at an awesome view.  We took care of that first thing this morning.

As per usual, Carlos provided the ride to Managua, during which we particularly enjoyed his playing the drum ..read more

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On returning and relaxing

Alas, there will always be double volcano islands, but we will not always be there to see them. After breakfast with Christiano and packing up and scooping rice husks on our business, we met up with Elly and his old Toyota van for a final trip to the Water Eye on the way to the ferry back to the mainland.  ..read more

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The other one about the two volcano island

What does one do on a two volcano island for entertainment, you ask?  Well, for starters, you can take a picture of your composting toilet:

A composting toilet is a bucket of rice husks that you do your business in then cover with another scoop of rice husks depending on the nature of your business.  You could take a picture of ..read more

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The one about the two volcano island

Day 5 began with a 7:30 pickup from Carlos and his van as we were headed for Isla de Ometepe an hour and a half south of Grenada. A word about the island before we begin: Ometepe is the largest island in a fresh water lake in the world.  It has two volcanoes on it: Concepcion, which is active and ..read more

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