Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
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Isla de Ometepe, the largest volcanic island in the world, is located on Lake Nicaragua and absolutely breathtaking . . . well, on a clear day, anyways.
I think we gotta stay away from Islands for a bit. Everytime we step foot on one, the weather is horrible!!
Luckily, we caught a glimpse of the island and its volcanoes - Volcán Concepción and Volcán Maderas. But it was too good to be true, once again!
In San Jorge, the weather couldn't have been better. The sun was out, no clouds, there was an incredible view, couldn't have asked for more! And for some reason, I told myself, let me take a few pictures of the island, just in case.
And good thing I did because as soon as we got on Isla de Ometepe, I think the clouds followed right behind us.
Once on the island, we started to look for cheap accommodation, as usual. So, as we were following this guy to check out his hostel, we ran into our first problem since the start of our trip, Arnaud got hassled by a drunk. But good thing he did, because it played in our favor!
We ended up going back to where we initially arrived and came across this American couple, who owned this little cafe on the island. And they were great! They really hooked us up!
We told them about what had happened and they decided to help us out. They called up their friend, and asked him to let us camp on his farm .
Besides that, the visit to the island was ok. After a day on the island, the weather went downhill from there. We tried visiting it a bit, but it was just a huge pain. Imagine trying to visit nature in the rain . . . a pain!
We only made it to laguna El Charco Verde . . . a bit disappointing. I just wasn’t all in the mood to sightsee due to all the rain, I guess. Oh well, next time!!
¡¡Bueno pues, aqui se acabo nuestra visita de Nicaragua, país de los Sandinistas!! It’s been great being back here, got a chance to discover more of the country, meet loads of awesome people, and eat the country’s specialty - Gallo Pinto, which is none other than . . . Rice & Beans!!!
But it’s time to keep on going, so we’re outta here for now!! Definitely come down to Nicaragua if ever passing through Central America. You’ll be pleasantly surprised!!!