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Nicaragua-Honduras: Un peu de tout!

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De plage en plage, nous traversons le Nicaragua du sud au nord. Il fait très chaud sur la côte Pacifique au mois de mai mais de belles rencontres nous rafraichissent l’esprit. Au Honduras nous varions les décors, passant par la…
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Nicaragua

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Nicaragua After another “Gong Show” at the border from Honduras to Nicaragua we headed straight for the hills around Matagalpa.Although I remember watching the news about the war in Nicaragua years ago, Sandinista and Contras, Oliver North and CIA,…

Honduras -Nicaragua- Honduras border crossings

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You noticed it well, did it both ways. Leaving Honduras is pretty straight forward and fast . Get exit stamp for passport and turn in car importation paper. I mean you hand over the car paper, the guy looks at…
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San Juan del Sur

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Costa Rica, you have competition, it’s right on your heel. Just half an hour or so drive from the Costa Rican border, some hour an half from Granada,Nicaragua is the little town of San Juan del Sur. With the almost…
International border between Panama and Costa Rica

Bordering on insanity?

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International border between Panama and Costa Rica (in a Portacabin)(this post is a little longer than most – just in case you want to make a coffee before reading it) It is well known amongst overland travellers with vehicles…
The clan

Nica 2 with the crew

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And then we were ten (plus 3 dogs, 3 cars, 2 tents and a nudist).  Rachel, Lauren and Peter (who we were now meeting up with in our 3rd country together) as well as the very first friends we met…
Colourful boats on Playa Jiquilillo (this one is called Fountain of Life)

Rice + beans… Must be Nicaragua!

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21 January… it was a long day. We woke up at 6am to cross the border, found a(nother) fuel leak in the car. Took it to a mechanic, fixed the leak (which had miraculously disappeared) and went to the border. Border…
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Vulcão Masaya

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Lobo da Estrada ao lado do Vulcão Masaya, um vulcão muito ativo na Nicarágua. Capturamos essa imagem enquanto caminhávamos nos arredores da cratera. A Nicarágua, assim como toda a América Central, por se situar numa placa tectônica própria, é passível…
  Days in country: 31 Money spent: $2486.68 (daily average $80.22) Distance driven: 972km Longest drive: 166km Average distance per […]<img alt="" border="0" src="http://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=jfdioverland.com&blog=60929642&post=1875&subd=jfdioverland&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1"/>

Stats Nicaragua

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  Days in country: 31 Money spent: $2486.68 (daily average $80.22)Distance driven: 972kmLongest drive: 166kmAverage distance per day: 31kmBooks read: H=7 D=5Beers tried: 9Distance hiked/ran: 46km/28.5milesElevation gained: 1682ft/512m# of times H cried:…
<span><img src="http://i.imgur.com/pAAakCxl.jpg"/><br /><span><i>Our cute 5am alarm clock.</i></span><br /><br />From  Granada, I think the 5 of us were looking to get off of the tourist  trail a little bit. Seb had heard about a nice beach just North of San  Juan del Sur which apparently was off of a dirt road (i.e., fewer  tourists) where we could probably find camping and basic services.<br /><br />So  off we went and after stocking up on water and snacks, we followed Seb  and Kim as their Hondas bounced over the gravel and potholes that were  between us and a refreshing dip. <br />When we finally arrived at Playa  Maderas, we made quick work of finding a spot to set up camp, and had  parked the bikes and were in the water in under 30 minutes. <br /><br />That night we had a lovely campfire and enjoyed trading a few stories and pondering life a bit. <br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/76NEAXNl.jpg"/><br /><span><i>Beach Breakfast</i></span></span><br /><div><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-W5yjQuDsWgg/VRR1kgGLyLI/AAAAAAAAByE/gyopDf7wR3E/s1600/DSC02360.JPG" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-W5yjQuDsWgg/VRR1kgGLyLI/AAAAAAAAByE/gyopDf7wR3E/s1600/DSC02360.JPG" height="448" width="640"/></a></div><i><span>Adios Amigos!</span></i><br /><span><br />Seb,  Kim and David were border bound the next morning and we were waffling.  We felt like we were rushing through Nicaragua a bit, but at the same  time, we didn’t want to be on the “tourist trail” any more. We decided  to take a ride to Rivas and at least check out the ferry to Isla  Ometepe: we knew that Cisco (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-My-Wheelchair/1666748053552714?fref=ts" target="_blank">Bring My Wheelchair</a>) and Shannon and Mike  (<a href="http://www.smboilerworks.com/" target="_blank">S & M Boilerworks</a>) were there at a nice camp spot and it would be  fun to ride around the island a little. When we arrived at the ferry and  they had just enough space for our bikes and the ferry was leaving in 5  minutes, we decided it was meant to be and crossed Lake Nicaragua to  Ometepe. <br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/b5Mux8el.jpg"/><br /><span><i>Isla Ometepe</i></span><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/ITkxvbol.jpg"/><br /><br />The  two volcanoes that rise up from Isla Ometepe are truly a sight to see.  And riding around the island was pretty fun. The temperatures were much  more friendly once we got to the smaller part of the island and when we  finally made it to to Hacienda Merida, the sun was setting and the  breeze was delicious. <br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/A9dRHHTl.jpg"/><br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/KYc80cNl.jpg"/><br /><span><i>The view from our campsite at Hacienda Merida</i></span><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/pvhq1JCl.jpg"/><br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/lSWcmQsl.jpg"/><br /><i><span>We finally caught up with Cisco, who made Roel a rear brake retainer for the Africa Twin just before he left for his own year+ ride.</span> </i><br /><br />It  was great to finally meet Cisco, Shannon and Mike who we’ve “known”  through social media. We traded stories, routes and plans and also a lot  of laughter. <br /><br />Shannon and Mike left Seattle six months ago with  their dog Ducati. A couple of days before we arrived, Ducati died  tragically on Ometepe, and poor Shannon and Mike are now facing with how  to move on without a cherished member of their family. They were  troopers and continually put on smiles and positive attitudes, but as  anyone who has lost a pet knows, it’s a heartache that continues for a  while. <br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/G8MFTDcl.jpg"/><br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/Al9476yl.jpg"/><br /><span><i>Little Ducati's final resting place on Ometepe</i></span><br /><br />After  paying our respects to little Ducati, we rode around the island and met  up with everyone else to take the ferry back to the mainland and head  to the Costa Rican border. <br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/aLduTmTl.jpg"/><br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/cSyvjmBl.jpg"/><br /><i><span>Interesting and colorful cemetery</span> </i><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/dAcJSJyl.jpg"/><br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/NCKjmYPl.jpg"/><br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/ykSshrxl.jpg"/><br /><span><i>All  of the chicks on this island are painted pink! Given that they seem to  spend most of their time in the middle of the road, it's a good thing  they're a little more visible.</i></span><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/1K9QQA6l.jpg"/><br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/JSmy1k5l.jpg"/><br /><span><i>There  were evacuation route signs everywhere. I'm pretty sure that if the  volcano blows, following an evacuation route around the island would be  just about the worst thing one could do. </i></span><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/1RrTSMkl.jpg"/><br /><span><i>Modern cowgirl <img border="0" src="http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/mwink.gif"/></i></span><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/QOlj925l.jpg"/><br /><span><i>Bananarama</i></span><br /><br />The  ferry back over was a PITA as they delayed boarding the bikes, so every  backpacker and his cousin took the seats on deck AND these guys thought  it was acceptable for the bikes to rub against the railing of the boat  AND that strapping a little bike onto the Transalp was a good way to  keep everything <br />secure. Um. Really!?<br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/b6FeTpDl.jpg"/><br /><br />So, I stayed with the Transalp for the duration of the crossing and fortunately managed not to toss my cookies. <br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/8KVXI0wl.jpg"/><br /><i><span>Really, this is not acceptable.</span> </i><br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/NeuKihvl.jpg"/><br /><i><span>Cuddling my baby. </span><br /></i><img src="http://i.imgur.com/hgxFzm6l.jpg"/><br /><i><span>Seeing the sheer number of people on the shores of Ometepe on a Saturday morning made me a little nervous about being anywhere near water during Holy Week.</span> </i><br /><br /><br /><br /></span>

Taking Time for Ometepe

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Our cute 5am alarm clock. From Granada, I think the 5 of us were looking to get off of the tourist trail a little bit. Seb had heard about a nice beach just North of San Juan del Sur which…
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Compreendendo a América Central

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A América Central, nossa localização atual, é um istmo (estreito) que une a América do Sul a América do Norte. Este subcontinente americano está dividido em duas partes: a continental e a insular. A parte continental se constitui de 7…
I am sure we were just fine where we were, the Hulk is svelte

Fire and Water

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DanWe departed the beach and headed to Lago de Apoyo (lago meaning lake in Spanish and Apoyo means, well Apoyo) a large permanently warm volcanic crater lake (but you already knew it was a lake). Our accommodation, the slightly…
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Ilha Ometepe, Nicarágua

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Já imaginou uma ilha cercada por água doce e que possui dois vulcões? Essa ilha existe e se chama Ometepe. Fica ao sul da Nicarágua e é formada por dois círculos unidos por um estreito e os vulcões, cada um…
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Welcome to Nicaragua….Mama

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HeatherThe border crossing from Guasele to Somotillo was our most hectic crossing yet.  We managed to get out of Honduras easy enough, going into Nicaragua was a little bit time consuming but we managed, and headed on to our…
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Duas Fronteiras no Mesmo Dia

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Na quinta-feira (05/03/15) deixamos a Nicaragua rumo a El Salvador, mas para chegar ao nosso destino tivemos que cruzar Honduras em um trajeto de pouco mais de 150 km beirando o Oceano Pacífico sem nada interessante para ver. Nós optamos…
A Nicaragua é um país que nos surpreendeu. As belezas naturais e as cidades históricas de Granada e León vão ficar na nossa lembrança. É um país relativamente barato e com um povo muito simpático. Com isso, seguem os números: GPS Km total rodado 510 Km médio/dia 46 Dias com o carro parado 5 Paradas policiais 2 Diesel Litros consumidos 58,87 Autonomia média Km/L 8,66 aprox. Litro mais caro (USD) 0,890 Litro... <a href="http://zanzando.com/2015/03/07/nicaragua-em-numeros/">Ler mais</a><img alt="" border="0" src="http://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=zanzando.com&blog=66365899&post=1999&subd=zanzandodotcom&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1"/>

Nicaragua em números

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A Nicaragua é um país que nos surpreendeu. As belezas naturais e as cidades históricas de Granada e León vão ficar na nossa lembrança. É um país relativamente barato e com um povo muito simpático. Com isso, seguem os números:…
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Onde Ficamos – Nicaragua

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A Nicaragua foi uma grata surpresa. As cidades de Granada e León valem a visita e o custo por aqui torna tudo mais interessante. Nas cidades optamos por hotéis, mas nas praias e no interior o camping é uma ótima…
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León

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No dia 02/03/15 deixamos a capital nicaraguense com destino a León. Como mencionamos no post sobre Granada, a cidade de León disputou por muitos anos o título de capital nicaraguense com a cidade de Granada. Esse conflito teve um período…
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Masaya e Managua

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No dia 26/02 deixamos Granada. Nossa primeira parada foi na Laguna de Apoyo que está situada entre as cidades de Granada e Masaya e foi declarada reserva natural em 1991. Apesar de ser uma reserva, diversos quiosques, hoteis e pensões…
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A Charmosa e Surpreendente Granada

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No dia 24/02/15 deixamos a costa rumo à charmosa cidade de Granada. Fundada em 1524 por Francisco Hernández de Córdoba, La Gran Sultana como é conhecida por suas construções que lembram a arquitetura do norte da África e a região…
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Bienvenido a Nicaragua

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No domingo 22/02, após cruzarmos a Costa Rica em 2 dias, entramos no décimo primeiro país dessa viagem, a Nicaragua. Não tínhamos planejado passar muito tempo por aqui, mas conversando com outros viajantes e pesquisando mais sobre o país descobrimos…

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