Vivika317 (vivika317) wrote in nicalandia,
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Nicaragua 2007

I'm posting some pictures of my trip 8/2007 to Nicaragua. I want to share its beauty and splendor especially with people who have never been there or ever considered going. I must say that I had a wonderful time.

This is Tisey, a natural conservatory near the city of Esteli. You have to go up a mountain by car and then walk to the top. You can see mountain ranges and volcanoes from up there.

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The next picture is of a farm...this is my cousin milking a cow..the old fashion way..

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This is "el mirador the catarinas". Catarinas is a town near the city of Masaya, from which you can see la Laguna de Apoyo.

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The following pictures were taken from the city of San Jorge, which is next to El Lago Nicaragua. From here you can see two valcanoes Maderas and Casita. You can also get there via a ferry. The Island also has hotels and resorts.

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The following pictures are from San Juan Del Sur. I found that there are many tourists from all over the world, especially Europe. There are a lot of surfers and back packers. Hotels and hostels are as cheap at $6 per person per night. Not a bad deal if you are planning to backpack. Of course you also find the more expensive hotels. The sunset is gorgeous.

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Isletas de granada

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These are miscellaneous pictures of while on the road:

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Following are pictures from my trip last year 8/2006.

-I went back to Esteli, which is the town where I was born. This is a picture of the park where I used to play when I was little:
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This is also the local cathedral and the "downtown":
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We went to the Volcano Masaya which is also know as "el volcan de la cruz/cruz de bodadilla" because back in the days, a priest thought that the opening of the volcano was the entrance to hell and he put a cross to bless it.

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We climbed all the way up to another crater that now just has trees and vegetation. From up there we were able to see "la laguna masaya". The air was so cool and fresh, and the sight was amazing. It was worth the climb and the pain in my feet. From there you can see another volcano that is across from the lagoon, which is taller and bigger than the one we went to. Here the also have bat caves (which I didn't see due to lack of time).

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Then we went to "la laguna de Apoyo" which is a lagoon that formed in the crater of a volcano. it is surrounded by mountains and jungle. The water looks black but it is actually crystal clear, the color is from the volcanic rocks. They have not been able to find its depth.

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I hope those who have never considered going change their minds about Nicaragua. It's truly a wonderful place.
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Dude those pictures are so nice, makes me feel like going to Nicaragua. Sad thing is I never thought of it, I might of seen a picture of it befor in national geographic magizine. But to this day I use the name in jokes, I run a crew for a large construction company. When my crew is having a hard time with something I will jump in and say ok boys let me show you how we do it in Nicaragua. Like Im so cultured. Shoot them pictures are great. What inspired you to travel there?
Thanks!
I was born in Nicaragua, but never considered going. I guess because of the same reasons as many other people "Third world country". My grandma got sick last year 8/2006 and I went to visit her after 18 years of not going back and I loved it. And then I wanted to see more of it. I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures.
I already passed them to some of my friends saying we shuld go, beautyful pictures.
If you need suggestions let me know.
OMG I just got back from Nicaragua last night. Those pictures are beautiful. Wait until I share mine! When were you there?
I was there 8/2-8/10. I took tons of pics. My cousin is still there and she has really pretty ones too. I'll tell her to post when she gets back. Can't wait to see yours.
i was there that time frame as well. i just got back the 12th. heehee
Milkin the cow was fun! and Yes, Nicaragua is beautiful and the people receive you with open arms. The places we went to were beutiful and we still missed going to Leon, the Atlantic Coast and other cities. By the way thats the coast that got destroyed last week with hurricane Felix. But we might go next year and enjoy more of our country!
omg. the hurricane, my friend was telling me about it, glad your'e ok.

Do you know if San Rafaeil Del Sur is ok?
Im not sure about San Rafael del Sur, but Ill find out later today! Hopefully, nothing happened to it!
It is wonderful. :)

Thanks for posting these, you actually encouraged me to join, and I miss my family out there so much. :) I just posted some pics and gallery, so please look.:)

Also. <3 love your Sailor Moon Icon. :D
Yeah, I miss my family too and sometimes I wish I could go live ther, but I knwo that I have a better future here in the U.S. Maybe when I get older Ill move over there! Someday!



Yeah, my cousin knows I like Sailor Moon so she found it for me. I like her cuz she was born a cancer, like me, in July..jeje
coolness.
I wouldn't want to live there. But I do miss my family, and would like to go more than once a year. And I want to take my friends too :D I kmow they would love it. :D