Year: 2016

Fresh water sharks and volcanoes – Nicaragua

The best way to backpack across Central America is to have no plan and even less money.  It’s a plan your parents won’t agree with but unless they cough up and fund your trip, this may be your only option.  The upside to travelling like this?  Your wad of worthless coins will make you more adventurous and you’ll have fantastic stories to tell anyone who will listen. By the time Amee and I arrived into Central America we were happy to do whatever came our way and that just happened to be Nicaragua.  Although its the second poorest country in the west – after Haiti, it should be on everyone’s list of places to go.  I’d like to return to Nicaragua and explore every part of it. Crossing the border from Costa Rica takes a while but once border control are satisfied  your not smuggling drugs/weapons or people they douse you in insecticide to protect their country from a Chikungunya infestation. (Chikungunya is a mosquito transmitted disease similar to Dengue – there is no cure.)  Back on the bus and 30 mins later we get …