March 2011

Vacation from Vacation

I’ve been home in Orlando for just under two weeks, and pretty much since the moment I landed I’ve been enjoying seeing family, friends, and my girlfriend. I’ve been visiting all of my favorite hang outs, bars and restaurants and catching up on everything I missed out on. As much as I love traveling it is nice to come home and be guaranteed a hot shower! I also decided to take a short break from the blog because I was […]

Volcan Concepcion

Photo – Volcan Conception on Ometepe Island

Volcan Concepcion is one of two volcanoes that form the island of Ometepe in Lake Nicaragua. This photo shows you a view from Concepcion’s sister volcano, Maderas. Here you can see a majority of the island of Ometepe as well as Lake Nicaragua on each side of the island. Ometepe is an absolutely beautiful place with both an active and dormant volcano, provided the dry desert like ground on Concepcion, and the lush rain forest habitat of Maderas. The combination […]

Ometepe Island

Almost Getting There…

Public transportation (or sometimes the lack of it) is a huge part of traveling through Central America. Unless you are wiling to spend the extra money for private transport throughout your trip at one point in time you will find yourself cursing all things with motors for some reason…. But, as the saying goes, “Getting there is half the adventure” and, as I found out earlier this week, sometimes it is the whole adventure. I’ve spent this entire week on […]

Lucy the Monkey

Photos from the Islands of Granada

As mentioned in my last post, Granada, Nicaragua sits on the shores of Lake Nicaragua. To the south of Granada is Volcan de Mombacho which is an active volcano, but it has not erupted since the 1500′s. Just east of Granada, in Lake Nicaragua, lies a cluster of 365 small islands that were the result of an eruption of Mombacho thousands of years ago. The eruption sent a huge portion of the side of the volcano flying into the lake […]

Granada Skyline

Photo – Granada Skyline

I’ve been in the Spanish colonial city of Granada, Nicaragua for the past few days. Granada is the oldest Spanish founded city in Central America and was founded in 1524. The beautiful Spanish architecture is further accented by the city’s proximity to Lake Nicaragua, which is the largest lake in all of Central America, and the second largest lake in all of Latin America behind Lake Titicaca of Peru and Bolivia. The picture above was taken from a very popular […]