Journey to Granada After a a couple of nights in León relaxing (drinking rum, catching up with Facebook and doing some washing) we set off for Granada, as always, at a leisurely pace. It took two chicken buses to get there, changing at Managua (the capital), and we arrived at Granada about 4 hours later … More Nicaragua – Granada and Ometepe
I’ve been travelling now for 4 months. Off work for 8 months. Previous to which I’d been working for 24 years and in total I have been alive for almost 40 years. Yes, you read that right. 40. FORTY. You’d think that in that time I’d have gotten to know myself pretty well and in … More Know thyself
We left Estelí heading towards León at a very leisurely midday ish. Two buses, a puncture and a very bald spare tyre later and we arrived! The journey was amusing for two man facts: the chap sitting over the tyre that blew almost shat himself and ran half way down the bus to escape the … More Nicaragua; León, beach life and a volcano.
Crossing the border from Honduras proved pretty painless apart from the customs charges (about £8 in total) but made more difficult by them only excepting local currency and I had already changed my cash. Lesson learnt there – wait until you are in country before cashing in. Once through we caught a bus to Ocotal … More Nicaragua; Week one – farming.
Lake Yajoa and The D&D We arrived at the north end of Lake Yajoa (though lake not in sight) around 3pm, having left Utila on the 06:20 ferry and then taken a bus from La Cieba to San Pedro Sula and having jumped straight onto another bus (ok, we had a hour break for lunch … More La Ceiba to Nicaragua with stops along the way.