Nicaragua

Sinning in San Juan Del Sur

Sinning in San Juan Del Sur

I was hoping for a chill stay at a nice hostel, some seafood with an ocean view, and a glass of dry, crisp sauvignon blanc with determined little beads of condensation marching down the glass towards the stem. I’d been told San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua, was cheap, with delectable seafood and great shopping! Perhaps(…)

Dignity and a Smile at Cafe de las Sonrisas in Granada, Nicaragua

Dignity and a Smile at Cafe de las Sonrisas in Granada, Nicaragua

The streets of Granada, Nicaragua can be a bit overwhelming at times. The chaos of the markets, the street dogs dodging traffic, the calls of the touts and money-changers, and those cars that drive around with giant speakers strapped to their roof, blaring pop music and advertisements — yeah, seriously. But luckily, the city is(…)

The Gringo Trail: Why Nicaragua is Backpacker’s Paradise

The Gringo Trail: Why Nicaragua is Backpacker’s Paradise

There’s a naturally occurring phenomenon in the backpacking community and it’s known as “the trail”.  Whether you’re in South America or Southeast Asia, there’s always a series of cities, sights, and experiences that all backpackers must visit.  That’s where the term ‘off the beaten path’ comes from; the trail is the beaten path.  For better(…)