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Destination Guide: Colonial Town of Granada, Nicaragua

The Colonial town of Granada is one of Nicaragua’s most important cities! Granada got its name from Hernández de Córdoba; he chose the name after the Spanish city of Granada! There are many things to see in Granada, for instance, the beautifully colored colonial buildings, churches, cathedral, the pristine Lake Apoyo, a bird’s eye view of the […]

Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Sunset

Destination Guide | Ometepe Island, Nicaragua

Ometepe Island is a volcanic formed island on Lake Nicaragua. It’s formed by two volcanoes; Concepcion, still active and Maderas, dormant. The people of Ometepe have an “evacuation plan” set up in case Concepcion chooses to erupt one day… this evacuation plan consists of moving over to the other side of the island and taking […]

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History of the Coyotepe Fortress…

Coyotepe Fortress was initially built in 1893 by President Zelaya in order to stop attacks from conservative forces, mostly North American armies, from Managua, Masaya and Leon. In 1948 an underground dungeon was built to hold many political prisoners; it is said that at some points this small fortress held over 800 prisoners at one time! […]

Volcanic Island of Ometepe.

Yesterday was such a great day! You may have noticed from my previous blog post. :P Last night while we were walking to get dinner a couple of us stopped to look back, just in time to see this bright and big ‘star’ flying through the sky. I swear it was a meteor or something […]