Backpacking in Nicaragua: Top 13 Sights in Granada

Out of all the countries in South and Central America, Nicaragua was the one that suffered most from my busy lifestyle. I only dedicated 5 days to the country in the end (a month in Guatemala and two weeks in Honduras were ‘to blame’) and for that reason, I decided to only visit Leon and Granada. Read more about Backpacking in Nicaragua: Top 13 Sights in Granada[…]

World Borders: How to Get From Honduras to Nicaragua (Tegucigalpa to Leon)

Almost everyone you meet will travel through Central America overland and we did the same. We started off in Mexico City and crossed every border overland (except for the Belize to Honduras which was by boat). After exploring Tegucigalpa and staying in the Hotel Linda Vista, I decided to head straight for Nicaragua – I Read more about World Borders: How to Get From Honduras to Nicaragua (Tegucigalpa to Leon)[…]

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Friday’s Featured Food: Desayuno Nica in Leon, Nicaragua

When backpacking in Nicaragua, my first hostel, the Casona Colonial in Leon didn’t have their own breakfast so I headed out into a restaurant in town to try a local place. I headed to Desayunazo, a popular restaurant on a corner, frequented by locals and foreigners. Straight to the menu to find the prices were cheap and they Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Desayuno Nica in Leon, Nicaragua[…]

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Friday’s Featured Food: Nicaraguan Ropa Vieja in Granada, Nicaragua

I tried only a few “Nicaraguan style meals” on my short visit to the country, and one of those was for dinner in the town of Granada. I headed to a bar and restaurant called Nectar and checked out the menu for local treats. That’s when I found “Nicaraguan Ropa Vieja” shooting out at me Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Nicaraguan Ropa Vieja in Granada, Nicaragua[…]

Hostal San Angel: Best Budget Hostel in Granada, Nicaragua

Nicaragua is probably the cheapest country in Central America to travel in, that was certainly what I found when I backpacked there. However there are some real bargains to be had when it comes to hostels, cafes and buses. You might have read about my trip from Leon to Granada on the cheap. Well on Read more about Hostal San Angel: Best Budget Hostel in Granada, Nicaragua[…]

Where to Stay when Backpacking in Leon, Nicaragua: Casona Colonial Hostel

After a border crossing from Honduras (where I had just been exploring the capital city, Tegucigalpa), I was dumped by the road side 2 kilometres north of the city of Leon. Great! Instead of taxi-ing or bus-sing it, the hardcore backpacker in me decided to walk into the town and find some accommodation on the Read more about Where to Stay when Backpacking in Leon, Nicaragua: Casona Colonial Hostel[…]

Backpacking in Nicaragua: How to get from Leon to Granada for $2.80

As I’m backpacking in Nicaragua this week, I thought I’d give you a quick post on the costs of bus travel within the country, especially as recently the Lonely Planet sucks at giving you the correct information and the fastest, cheapest and easiest ways to travel around. For most of Central America, it has been wildly Read more about Backpacking in Nicaragua: How to get from Leon to Granada for $2.80[…]