Midlife crisis? Not necessarily! / Nicaragua / Traveling

Hitchhiking in Nicaragua (where ya wanna go?)

Our plan to rent scooters and tour around San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua was thwarted by the ridiculously high cost of $40 per scooter. Plan B was to rent a truck and drive around. This, too, was exorbitant after factoring in insurance, taxes, etc. So….we went with plan C – walking. After walking about a … Continue reading

Careening down Cerro Negro (otherwise known as volcano boarding)!
Armchair Adventures / Midlife crisis? Not necessarily! / Nicaragua / Traveling

Careening down Cerro Negro (otherwise known as volcano boarding)!

If you live where the white stuff falls, you’ve no doubt gone snow sledding.  For a whole new take on sledding, you simply must try barreling down the side of a volcano. The best place for it is in Leon, Nicaragua. There are several tour groups that will take you to Cerro Negro to ride … Continue reading

Midlife crisis? Not necessarily! / Nicaragua / Traveling

Estelli to leon (successfully navigating public buses in Nicaragua!)

This day was our first attemp at riding public busses (aka chicken busses) on our own. Leon, Nicaragua is about 2 1/2 hrs from Estelli. A direct shuttle costs about $20. We got there for $3.25. Woohoo! First, we took a taxi from Sonati hostel to Estacion Sur (South bus station) for C$20. Continue reading