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  • Gallo Pinto with eggs and tortillas | Ometepe, Nicaragua
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    Eating Through Nicaragua

    Nicaraguan cuisine is simple. Fresh food. Fresh ingredients. Homemade dishes with history. In our week stay in Nicaragua, we tried many local dishes that were super delicious, especially when made right. And…

  • Central Granada | Nicaragua
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    Notable Photos: An Afternoon in Granada

    A trip to Nicaragua must always include Granada. Not only is it one of Nicaragua’s most picturesque and well known colonial cities, but it’s also nice and close to San Juan del…

  • Chili sauce at the Central Market | Granada, Nicaragua
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    Granada’s Central Market

    Since I’m a market-aholic, my travels to Nicaragua would not have been complete without a trip to a market. While San Juan del Sur and Ometepe were amazing, they proved fruitless in…

  • Concepcion view at Finca del Sol | Ometepe, Nicaragua
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    Scenes from Ometepe

    Ometepe blew me away. I went into our short time on the island with no idea what to expect and came out of it with a whole lotta love. I could go…

  • White faced monkeys in a tree | Ometepe, Nicaragua
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    A Nicaraguan Safari on Ometepe

    I’ve never been on a safari. It’s just not currently on my list of must-do travel things. However, I know that at some point in life, I may want to experience this.…

  • Finca Magdalena coffee | Ometepe, Nicaragua
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    Coffee Break at Finca Magdalena

    Ometepe is not dense with tourist attractions, but there are a few things on the island that are definitely worth seeing. Some are natural wonders like Ojo de Agua or Volcan Concepcion,…

  • Empty chairs at Ojo de Agua | Ometepe, Nicaragua
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    Ojo de Agua – Ometepe’s Secret Weapon

    Ometepe was hot. Really hot. Oppressively hot. I realize it is located in tropical Central America, and I also realize I that chose to go to Ometepe in May – the hottest…

  • Arriving ferry | Ometepe, Nicaragua
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    Getting Lucky on the Ometepe Ferry

    Before coming to Nicaragua, I heard a lot of horror stories about the ferry ride from the mainland to the island of Ometepe. Stormy skies, stomach-wrenching waves, unnerving movement, dinky boats.  All…

  • Saddest puppy | San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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    A Walk Around San Juan del Sur

    A visit to this town wasn’t even in our original plan for Nicaragua. We’d heard of its lure for surfers and gap year travelers, but we were concerned there would be nothing…

  • quiet street | San Juan del Sur | Nicaragua
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    First Impressions of Nicaragua

    As we locked the door to our guesthouse tightly behind us and headed off into Nicaragua for the first time, I had a good feeling. I felt that this Central American country,…

  • Raindrops on papaya leaves | San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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    Photo Inspiration: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

    I found these enormous papaya leaves in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. In the first light of morning after an intense thunderstorm, they look as if they are bedazzled with Swarovski crystals.…