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Friday, January 15th, 2010

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A weird monkey thing I found in the back of the complex. Maybe a lemur? Sloth and monkey mix?

Nicaraguan final blurbs.

Sandanistas
Iran-Contra affair

Anything else I can come up with.

But later, I´m tired. Four posts, four hours, two dollars.

Somoto, Nicaragua: The end of the Nicas

Friday, January 15th, 2010

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Good old Somoto. 20 kms from the Honduran border and my last stop on the Nica trail. Another nice non-touristy town in the good weather belt.

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Just some photos of the monkeys that are housed at the hotel where I am staying. Monkeys are not good models when trying to get close up shots. Will try again tomorrow with bananas.

Home of the Marlboro men: Esteli, Nicaragua

Friday, January 15th, 2010
a-29.JPG The guidebook describes Esteli as where the men are more Marlboro than Central American. It is home to the countries central tobacco and coffee processing areas and a place that is still ... [Continue reading this entry]

Jinotega, the ice box.

Friday, January 15th, 2010
a-22.JPG Jinotega is known as the "Gorillas in the mist" no, "city in the mist" yea, thats it. Sorry, been traveling a bit too much and all these tallest, biggest, oldest, mistiest, descriptions ... [Continue reading this entry]

It´s too hot. The Nicaraguan air condition route.

Friday, January 15th, 2010
a.JPG So, it´s hot and I am not into discomfort so it was time to find some relief. You could of course stay in some double priced hotel and get air conditioning, but ... [Continue reading this entry]

Leon, Nicaragua: I’m caught up.

Thursday, January 7th, 2010
leon-7.JPG Leon is much better than Granada in my perspective. A lot more of the colonial look without the restoration effect. There are a lot more of the churches with parks attached. ... [Continue reading this entry]

Managua, Nicaragua: Danger, danger.

Thursday, January 7th, 2010
My next destination was the capital city of Managua. I was actually pretty hesitant about going there and to be honest was thinking about bypassing it. Most people I had met either arrived and quickly dived into the ... [Continue reading this entry]

Masaya, Nicaragua: Home of tourist crap.

Thursday, January 7th, 2010
I took a chance leaving on New Years Eve day as everything was closed. I just didn't feel like hanging around Granada a day longer. Luckily the buses were running and I was on the road to Masaya. ... [Continue reading this entry]

Photos Granada, Nicaragua.

Thursday, January 7th, 2010
granada.JPG granada-2.JPG The central plaza was the kind of evening hang out place just at the beginning of the tourist street. It is kind of a shame ... [Continue reading this entry]

Happy New Years in Granada 2010.

Thursday, January 7th, 2010
granada-8.JPG After a stopover at my favorite transit town of Rivas, I was again on the move north to my potential New Years destination of Granada. It was still three days until New ... [Continue reading this entry]