Posts tagged 'Nicaragua'
After I was done hiding out in Esteli over easter, trying to avoid the masses of locals who apparently usually head to the coasts and cause a ruckus, I booked a flight from Managua to Big Corn Island. This was the most last minute flight I've booked thus far, less than 24 hours before the time of the flight, although it made no difference at all to the cost. Hooray for fixed price flights!
After leaving La Mariposa, I headed to the island of Ometepe and met up with some friends from La Mariposa who were staying at an old farm house called Finca Magdelena. It was just $6 a night for a private room, and they made amazing French toast that I had for breakfast most days.
While studying at La Mariposa I got to take advantage of a lot of free excursions to cool places around Nicaragua. Here's a few of my favourites from the month there.
One of the goal I set for myself that I wanted to achieve in my travels was to learn a second language. Years ago, right after living in Europe (where every other person you meet seems to speak 4 languages) I had a go at learning Spanish in Melbourne but I never found the opportunity to practice outside of class and my interest waned. Being in Latin America it seemed like a good time to try again.