Nicaragua – Isla de Ometepe, Granada, Masaya

Nicaragua-isla del ometepe

The adventure started at the border crossing, in between big trucks and people trying to sell us everything, including a sticker to passport that we thought was official (no, it was not).

After an amazing view of the lake from a small boat we took to get to the island of Ometepe, we were able to see one of the volcanoes that created it. Ok. Fried banana with cheese like nachos and there we were in the ferry to Isla de Ometepe. We could do our shopping for food on the boat if we wanted by the large amounts of vegetables and other food supplies on board, with us.

Aaron, our social part, talking to a local man, just yelled to me: “Hey Vivi, we got a lift to a hostel”. Great. Nothing to think about, just go!

The generous guy was actually the owner of a place we would stay and let’s say it was more than just a simple favor, however, it was worth it anyway.

The on the way to the place was in fact incredible. Sort of post card with the volcano, the lake, the remote small villages and the simple people around it. For while I had the taste of home in Brazil, when I had the chance to travel to the countryside, observing how life can be calm and easy. To complete the experience, we watched the sunset over the lake view.

The place we stayed was nice, full of old stories (as Aaron told in his weekly article in the Gringo Times) and a million dollar view. I discovered my favorite beer in Central America so far, Tona (to put the ~). We had a fantastic relaxing time on the island and to make it even more interesting, we were guests of a typical birthday party for a 15 year old girl. We left Ometepe with mojitos and “feliciaciones”.

Granada and Masaya – Nicaragua

Those little towns are basically very nice places to chill out and plan the rest of the journey. We were there to also see the  Mombacho volcano from so near that we can die of the Sulfato gas that comes from the crator. We also had an amazing experience on the cave.

Photos by Aaron Smith and Vivi Araujo

Video by Aaron Smith, produced by Vivi Araujo

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~ by vikaaraujo on July 27, 2009.

2 Responses to “Nicaragua – Isla de Ometepe, Granada, Masaya”

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