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water ways

Leaving Ometepe requires yet another journey on a cargo ship. Entering Costa Rica requires another boat ride up the river from San Carlos to Los Chiles.

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looping the loop on ometepe

Two linked volcanoes rising up in the middle of Lake Nicaragua form a infinity symbol that you could spiral around endlessly.¬†Ometepe is lush and tropical and very enticing – a host of resident ex-pats engaged in lots of inspiring projects are ample testament to that – but my stay here is marked by a sudden […]

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lake nicaragua

Another boat ride brings me to Ometepe, an island in the middle of Lake Nicaragua, which is notable, among other things, for having a sizable population of bull sharks inhabiting it.

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Leaving Little Corn requires a panga ride to Big Corn Island where I find space on a cargo boat heading to El Bluff. The journey is twelve hours overnight so in the interest of comfort I invest in a $4 hammock.

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lit’l corn

Little Corn is a tiny Caribbean island. My motivation for being there was as much about avoiding the 500 kilometre ride from Puerto Cabezas to Managua over nasty corrugated roads through country famous only for its mines and with a nasty reputation for gratuitous violence as for the charms of Little Corn itself. However, once […]

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cargo boat

I have about half an hour to get myself back to the hotel where I am staying in Puerto Cabezas to oraganise by stuff and then back to the port before the scheduled departure time so I rush off frantically. As I arrive back at the wharf, a series of trucks pull up alongside the […]

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puerto cabezas

I’m still in La Meskitia but back on the road system and safe and sound, thus far. Oh, and I spent the afternoon with a computer fixit man, discussing the state of the world and dismantling and reassembling my computer. It still doesn’t work but he assures me that it may just be ‘assustado’, which […]

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