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Jan 16, 2015 - Don't take the boat

There is a boat leaving at 7 PM that goes directly from Rama to Big Corn Island, said the woman. She was holding her baby and her five-year-old daughter was peering over the bus seat with a reassuring smile. We were skeptical. Everyone whom we had talked to had warned us against the boat, and all had said no matter what anyone says, DO NOT take the boat. We soon learned that this lady was from corn Island and had taken this ride many times before. She had our interest, but still we were wary. We'd heard horror stories of rough seas and...

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Jan 15, 2015 - Buffet Bus to Rama

We loaded up our packs and we walked down to the bus station about eight in the morning to buy our tickets to Rama. The loudspeaker at the station blared Rama Rama Rama over and over. We bought our tickets from the first guy that said Rama Rama Rama to us and we spent a few minutes making sure they were legit, since there were other vendors selling tickets to the same bus. We figured there wouldn't be any food or drink on the bus so we went to the German bakery and bought some bread and loaded up on some water. When the yellow bus rolled in...

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Feb 24, 2012 - Isla de Maize

Piatek 24 luty - Isla de Maiz Dzis wczesne sniadanie aby zdazyc na prom o godzinie 10-tej rano. Plyniemy na Little Corn Island. Prom to lodz motorowa wypchana, z pewnoscia, ponad swoja ladownosc pasazerami plynie nieco ponad pol godziny. Co prawda plyniemy z duza predkoscia takze rozbijajace sie fale mocza pasazerow. Podobno w czasie gorszej pogody cala lodka jest przykrywana plastykiem. Cala podroz kosztuje U$ 5 od osoby. Little Corn Island znajduje sie okolo 30 km od swojej wiekszej siostry. Jest wyspa znacznie mniejsza bo moze 1-2 km...

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Feb 23, 2012 - Isla de Maize

Czwartek 23 luty - Isla de Maiz Z samego rana kapiel w morzu Karaibskim (woda bardzo ciepla) i po sniadaniu lezakowanie nad morzem az do wczesnego popoludnia. Dopiero jak goraczka dnia opada wybieramy sie na wyprawe wzdluz brzegu morza w strone portu. Tu krotki odpoczynek i powrot do hotelu ta sama droga. Obserwujemy jak pasy startowe lotniska sa uzywane jako "skroty" przez tubylcow w czasie gdy nie sa uzywane przez samoloty. A jest to czesto bo samolot przylatuje tutaj tylko dwa razy dziennie. To bardzo ciekawe "zjawisko" widziec ludzi...

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Feb 22, 2012 - Isla de Omotepe, Managua, Isla de Maize

Sroda 22 luty - Isla de Ometepe, Managua, Isla de Maiz Wczesnie rano sniadanie i juz przed 8-ma jestesmy w samochodzie spowrotem w drodze na prom. Juz po 10-tej rano spowrotem na "mainland". Tu okazuje sie ze czekaja na nas dwa samochody bo wlascicielka hotelu na Ometepe zorganizowala inny samochod dla nas aby dostac sie na lotnisko w Managua. Po krotkiej ostrej wymianie zdan z kierowcami i rozmowie telefonicznej jedziemy juz na lotnisko (za U$ 60 za dystans okolo 130 km). Na lotnisku jestesmy przed 13 czyli ponad godzine przed planowanym...

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Dec 23, 2008 - Leon and Little Corn Island, Nicaragua

To say that the time I spent in Leon was incredible would be an understatement. Leon is a beautiful town in Nicaragua with a definite colonial feel. We stayed at a great hostel on the ¨gringo trail¨ called Big Foot. This is the third time I´ve taken a trip and stayed in hostels and I don´t think I would ever want to do it differently...although I know someday I´ll outgrow it. Most hostels have dorm rooms with anywhere from five to 15 beds, lockers for valuables, and run about $5 a night. The best part about the hostel experience, besides...

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Feb 20, 2007 - NICARAGUA - Islas del Maiz (Corn Islands)

from Ometepe we decided to head over to the Caribbean coast and try and get to the much talked about Corn Islands...very remote islands which are supposedly paradise and hardly any travellers go to because of the difficult journey to get there...there are no roads over to the east coast and is just dense, thick jungle for miles across the counry, the only access across being a twice-a-week scenic boat trip down the river from Rama to Bluefields through the jungle...very cool! we could of actually taken a flight from managua across, but i...

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Jan 31, 2007 - Pirates, Cocaine Smugglers & Tammy Wynette

One-an-di-harf 'ours in di plane an' now we is in di Carribbean, mon! Juan and Rosalita are waiting for us back in Managua. For now, we are Winston and Martha and all is ayrie fine! So, we're on Big Corn Island (it's not exactly big, we walked across it in half an hour), living in a mahogany bungalow just 30 ft from white sand and the turquoise sea. It's a mix of incredible resort (an Italian chef prepares us lobster and shrimp for a our private table overlooking the water) and basic shack (no hot water, air-con and everything is made of...

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Jul 24, 2006 - Corn Islands

Delicious. Yeah, I think that's how I'd best describe the Cornhole Islands. The beaches are truly pristine and the island is surrounded by some of the clearest blue water we've ever seen. Lobster and shrimp is the staple here, as most locals make their money catching and selling fresh seafood everyday. After flying in at the crack of dawn on, the five of us headed directly to Hotel Paraiso about 10 minutes from the airport where we checked in for what we originally planned as a couple days stay. We were stunned by the 3 large sunken ships...

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May 8, 2005 - Little Corn Island

Die letzte Woche stand ganz im Zeichen des Tauchens. Die kleine Insel "Little Corn Island" ist via Managua und Big Corn Island (per Flugzeug) nur mit einem Wassertaxi erreichbar. Ein Wassertaxi ist ein kleines offenes Boot mit zwei 200 PS starken Aussenbordmotoren, das etwa 40 Personen fassen kann. In einer knappen halben Stunde erreicht man (einigermassen nass) die Insel. Auf Little Corn Island leben ca. 600 Einwohner. Es gibt kaum Strom aber sauberes Trinkwasser. Das Leben ist meistens ruhig dort. Es herrscht eine "Rasta/Reggae"-Kultur...

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Dec 21, 2004 - Nicaragua: Bluefields

We crossed the border from Honduras into Nicaragua together with Shantell and Andreas on a Sunday morning hassle-free, only stunned by the hefty entry tax (naturally payable in US$) the border officials imposed on us. The same afternoon we arrived in Managua, Nicaragua's capital, where we caught up with Elin and Tadzio. The three-couples-strong Xmas posse had reunited at last, after some serious co-ordinating and logistical masterminding. The plan was to spend Christmas on "Little Corn Island" in the Caribbean Sea. Getting there, however,...

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Oct 7, 2004 - Little corn

Little Corn has a population of about 500 people, no cars, no roads. I stayed in a Cabana on the quietest part of the island at a place called Casa Sunrise. There was only one other guest staying there so it was very peaceful. The reef was quite shallow, about 3 meters deep average and only about 50 meters from the beach, so ideal for snorkeling. There were bananas, coconuts, pineapples and lime growing on the owners land, so they were free, and a couple of times local fishermen would gave us free fish, some Red Snapper and some Jacks (a...

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