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Volcano Boarding

In Leon we stayed at the Big Foot hostel which is known for offering Volcano Boarding, of course we signed up. On the tour there were 18 people. We loaded into two Toyota pickup trucks with padded bench seats in the beds and headed out for a 45 minute drive to Cerro Negro (Black Hill) Volcano....

permalink written by  ryan & debbrial on October 30, 2009 from Leon, Nicaragua
from the travel blog: Us Discovering the Latin Americas



B and lots of BS

300 Km to Leon in Nicaragua, our next destination. We made it to the El Salvador / Nicaragua boarder pretty quickly on the good paved roads. The boarder crossing was another easy process: check our passports, log the information and pay a couple bucks. We had heard from other travelers that the...

permalink written by  ryan & debbrial on October 29, 2009 from Leon, Nicaragua
from the travel blog: Us Discovering the Latin Americas



Shit this aint livin'

After 10 hours in a bus from the not so beautiful San Salvador we arrived in León, Nicaragua. I had received an e-mail from a surfer guy called Fito that we could couch surf at his place so as soon as we arrived I called him up. He asked us to come to a newly opened hostel called Cama Léon so we...

permalink written by  Steffi & Chris on October 14, 2009 from Leon, Nicaragua
from the travel blog: 212 days



Leon

So that evening Lennart and I had a very nice relaxed supper in a restuarant across from our hostel and spent the next day just wandering round the city. April is apparently the hottest month in Nicaragua so around midday it simply gets too hot to explore. Luckily our hostel has a very small,...

permalink written by  veritykent on April 15, 2009 from Leon, Nicaragua
from the travel blog: Up, up and away



Art in a Hot Climate

Having arrived unscathed I spent a couple of hot, hot days in colonial Leon (how is it possible that crossing a border can have such a dramatic effect on the ambient temperature?) where the highlight was a fabulous art gallery who's name utterly escapes me. They had a great collection of...

permalink written by  Alex Kent on September 26, 2007 from Leon, Nicaragua
from the travel blog: On the Varieties of Nature



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