Bucket List 196: Nicaragua!

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Country 28/196: Nicaragua. A nation I very nearly avoided due to the rather dramatic travel warning provided by the wonderful UK government at the time. Despite being advised against all travel in Nicaragua due to civil unrest, I listened to what backpackers were telling me on the ground and it was a good thing I did. Quite possibly my favourite nation in Central America, the volcanic island of Ometepe, as well as the relatively untouched beaches on the Pacific coast, were made all the more special given the fact that I was almost the only tourist in the country. Don’t forget to attempt volcano boarding (just don’t do it hungover).

The Road Travelled

Tales From Nicaragua

50 Central American Facts or Fictions?

June 2nd, 2019 Jack Noah Rees Good day folks! If there's one thing travelling is good for it is to dispel (or confirm) the many lazy stereotypes we pick up about different places and people over the course of our lives. Having completed a three-month backpack through Central America and Mexico, without being sold into a drug cartel, I would like…

Drink Too Much and you’re Honduras

November 15th, 2018 Jack Noah Rees Last week, I crawled my way up two giants on the mystical island of Ometepe before attempting to dodge bullets in the capital. This week, I left a nation that has been highly unstable since April, for one that has been highly unstable for the last fifty years. Better keep my bullet-proof long johns on.…

A Tale of Two Volcanoes

November 11th, 2018 Jack Noah Rees Last week, I couchsurfed across the Costa Rican capital, before stalking simians and reptiles along its western shores. This week, I began my journey through a new nation, as I reached unprecedented heights on the island of voodoo and velociraptors. Day 29 – San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua Nicaragua. A country that, until April of…

Chimp off the old Block

November 7th, 2018 Jack Noah Rees Last week, I entered Costa Rica, in the hope that the rainy season would abate for just long enough to spot a sloth anywhere other than the confines of a downtown nightclub. This week, I crawled my way around the country – from couch to couch – as I experienced the munificence and uniqueness of…

 

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Country: 28/196     Visited: Autumn ’18

 

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