My Final Days in Nicaragua

So I posted this blog yesterday... and it didn't show up.  It's not in my drafts and I didn't have a rough copy of it so now I will post it again. We wrapped up our final day in Leon very hungover because of the partying we decided to do the night prior.  We grabbed … Continue reading My Final Days in Nicaragua

Lazy day in Leon – January 28, 2013

There is not much to do in Leon on a Monday.  We woke up not hungry but wanting coffee so we went to our favorite breakfast spot, Desayunazo.  If you end up in Leon, you have to eat breakfast here at least once because they're the only place in town with free refills on coffee … Continue reading Lazy day in Leon – January 28, 2013

Somoto Canyon and 21 hour trip to Pearl Lagoon. Jan 7-8, 2013

Our alarm was set for 6am on Monday morning so that we could get to Henry's early and do the Canyon tour.  We go outside and try to find a taxi to take us up there.  We ask the first guy and he says 150 cords.  No. We're looking for 40 cords.  Another taxi also … Continue reading Somoto Canyon and 21 hour trip to Pearl Lagoon. Jan 7-8, 2013

The last few days – December 26-29

It has been a pretty tame couple of days.  We are on our 3rd office shift in 4 days but it's nice to just relax.  We have been getting to know everyone a lot better.  Even the guy I wanted to kick in the mouth on Matagalpa is coming together as a good guy with … Continue reading The last few days – December 26-29

Hiking through Matagalpa – December 19-20, 2012

So there was a hike that Kristi and I signed up for because it is a new hike with Quetzaltrekkers.  It is normally a 3 day 2 night hike through Matagalpa that they call the Northern Highlands.  Unfortunately, nobody signed up and the hike was canceled.  So we decided that we would do it the … Continue reading Hiking through Matagalpa – December 19-20, 2012

Volcano Boarding – Cerro Negro – December 13, 2012

Alarm goes off at 6:45am... I hate mornings.  Kristi gets up and makes herself coffee... me and hiking and coffee just don't go well together.  I jump into our cold shower to rinse and wake up. Pack light, clothes on our backs, GO Pro and two empty backpacks, we walk down to Quetzaltrekkers.  On our … Continue reading Volcano Boarding – Cerro Negro – December 13, 2012

My First Hike – El Hoyo – Dec 6, 2012

On Wednesday night, one of the girls, Ginny, asked out to everyone at dinner, "does anyone want to do El Hoyo with me tomorrow?"  Kristi and I decided to do it with her. We were the only volunteers. So at 7:30am we walked down to Quetzaltrekkers to meet up with Ginny.  There's a group of four guys going … Continue reading My First Hike – El Hoyo – Dec 6, 2012