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Apr 3, 2007 - Leon

After leaving Mark and Clair we headed to Leon, the old capital of Nicaragua. It was time to cut the mullet off the back of my head, so i popped into the market barber. Seemed like a nice boy. Hayley thereafter decided to have a trim but came back distraught as her barber cut off about 4 inches!! Another bad hair experience for HG. Anyway, ya probably don't care for our hair issues but, I tell ya, when you've been away from the ratrace this long haircuts become events!

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Feb 5, 2007 - On the road - Leon

Just a quick note to say that we flew back to Managua from the Corn Islands, took a minibus up to the colonial city of Leon for some serious culture and art and are now headed for the highlands for some cooler air and walks in the forest. More real soon. Juan y Rosalita.

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Aug 8, 2006 - LEON - Nicaragua

Die Reise war anstrengend aber interessant und wir sind in einem ganz genehmen Hostel dem "Bigfoot" in Leon gelandet. Am ersten Tag haben wir gleich den Ausflug zum aktiven Vulkan Cerro Negro gebucht. Dies beinhaltete Aufstieg rauf, Abstieg in den Krater und wieder raus sowie auf einem Holzbrett die Frontseite des Vulkans runterschlittlen. Durch loses, scharfes Lawagestein bei beissendem Wind mit einem Holzbrett under dem Arm den Vulkan zu erklimmen war einfacher gesagt als getan. Aber wir habens alle irgendwie geschafft. Runter zum Krater...

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KARIN GOES FAR

Apr 12, 2006 - Nicaragua, Leon

Highlights: Walking around the city-learning about the history, Climbing Telica-I think!, Via via Hostel: Hostal la Clinica 130 cordobas for a single shared bath. Basic but the family is fun! You become one of the family when you step inside. Bigfoot and Via Via are great and across the street from each other. 1 US = 17.2 cordobas Tip: I came through the Guasaule border from Honduras. IT is INTENSE. You get hounded by lots of men trying to change your money, take your bags. Don't change your money until you get to the other side. It is 20...

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May 11, 2005 - Nicaragua - Leon

Estelibol par ora alatt eljutottam Leonba. Szep kolonialis varos, kozep-amcsi legnagyobb katedralisaval. Nem is olyan nagy, kb. akkora mint az egri. Nem olyan pazar belulrol. Mivel nem ereztem annyira a helyet masnap reggel mar tovabb is alltam. El kell meg mondanom, hogy egy nagyon szar hostelben aludtam. Kozossegi szallas, 25 agy egy jo nagy szobaban, nem egy felelemlo elemeny, de ez meg ok. A baj az volt, hogy a fal masik oldalan - ami mellet aludtam - egy bar volt, persze a fal papirvekonysagu volt. Egesz este nem tudtam aludni, mert a...

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Mar 25, 2005 - Leon, Nicaragua

Good Friday. A bad day to travel. When I arrived in San Miguel, my overnight stop, last night, the bus station was all but closed. As I was buying some water, I asked a stallholder about buses the next day and she told me everything would be shut. I asked again at the hotel, they said maybe there would be a few buses, maybe not. Oh dear, it'll be very dull to be stranded here. I almost regretted turning down the Gonzalez' offer of spending Easter weekend at the beach with them, but my El Salvadorean visa runs out on Saturday and anyway, my...

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Ruth on the road

Dec 8, 2004 - León, Nicaragua... Arriving in one piece - just about!

Had originally planned to spend a few days in León, as it sounds like one of the more interesting towns in Nicaragua. It was the former capital of Nicaragua, with deep connections not only to its colonial past, but also more recently against the Somoza regime during the Revolution. Apart from the political side, it is also an academic city, as well as attracting travellers who are eager to find out more about it. I arrived on Wednesday night, after a long and uneventual chicken bus ride(mainly because the Nicaraguan bus conductors are not...

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Yat's Big Trip

Nov 24, 2004 - Nica Fun

From our big city days in Tegus we headed into Nicaragua. Lèon immediately reminded us of Antigua, Guatemala with its colonial charm. The city was packed with young Nicaraguans (most of whom we believe go to the university) which made it a really fun town to go out it. Flor de Caña, the famous Nicaraguan rum, was everywhere we turned and we had to experience the culture so we ended up with a some hard mornings and a few new friends along the way. From Lèon we went to the nearby beach town of Los Pinnenus with some Swedish girls we met in...

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Jul 20, 2004 - Leon, Nicaragua

Kevin: After a grueling day of travel that took us out of El Salvador and all the way across Honduras, we have safely arrived in Leon, Nicaragua. Tomorrow we leave for Granada, where we hope to stay for a couple of days to relax and get this site caught up!

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