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Feb 21, 2012 - Omotepe

Wtorek 21 luty - Isla de Ometepe Sniadanie jest tylko od 7 do 8 rano wiec spieszymy sie okolo 500 m pod gore gdzie mieszkaja gospodarze. Wlasnie przygotowuja chleb do pieczenia. W zasadzie wszystko jest tu przygotowywane na miejscu. Nawet nie maja lodowki co jest nie lada "wyczyn" w dzisiejszych czasach. Po sniadaniu wybieramy sie na dlugi spacer wzdluz brzegu jeziora do wioski Santo Domingo. Tam odpoczynek no i powrot. Planujemy autobusem ale jako ze po prawie godzinie (od czasu obiecanego przyjazdu) nic nie przyjezdza idziemy piechota juz...

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Feb 20, 2012 - Granada, Omotepe

Poniedzialek 20 luty – Granada, Isla de Ometepe Po sniadaniu, z samego rana czeka na nas taksowka zorganizowana uprzednio poprzez hotel. Jedziemy do San Jorge skad odchodza promy na Isla de Ometepe (koszt taksi to U$ 40). Po około 1 i pol godzinie dojezdzamy do przystani i kupujemy bilety na rejs o 10:30. Koszt biletu ok. U$ 4 od osoby plus U$ 0.5 za wstep do parku narodowego. Prom zabiera moze 10 aut i dosc sporo pasazerow pieszych. Glownie jednak to sa turysci. Po okolo 1 godzinie, przy dosc duzych falach na jeziorze, dojezdzamy do...

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May 22, 2011 - Isla de Ometepe - 2 (before we leave)

So far, this is the longest we have spent in one place (5 nights) and it still feels like we are rushing, for tomorrow we move on to another country. The time spent here was well worth it. We spent most of the time in the Hacienda on the second half of the island (which is made up of two adjoined Volcanoes). The bus that brought us here only had to complete roughly a 20km journey, yet it still took us nearly 3 hours. We just need to get across the state of the roads here, not just bare paths or unpaved, but rocky as a sheer mountainside....

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Mar 29, 2009 - Isla de Ometepe and San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

After our week in Granada, we drove an hour south and took a ferry across to Isla de Ometepe, an island notable for the two volcanoes that are visible from many miles away—Concepcion, still active and absolutely huge at 1610 meters, and inactive Maderas, lower at 1394 meters, but still impressive and beautiful. About 40,000 people live on the island, which literally means two (ome) peaks (tepetl). We had heard mixed reports about whether visiting the island was worth the effort (not much to see, bad roads, etc), but we ended up loving it...

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Mar 5, 2009 - Backpackers Retreat.

Who would have thought... So I spent the next 4 or 5 days in San Juan Del Sur. Kind of boring because the water is freezing and it's very windy so the beach is no fun. But very relaxing and met some very cool people, including Michael and Emily (travelling together, Swedish) and Joakim (Swedish). I volunteered to help teach english one night for a few hours which was great, it was for local people working in hospitality and we had 12 students. It was fun and they were all so grateful for my help so that was cool. The next day Michael,...

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Sep 20, 2008 - Isla De Ometepe - Life on a Volcano

September 17-20 Isla De Ometepe is a really special place. It´s an island formed by twin volcanoes rising out of the huge Lake Nicaragua. It´s also famous for ancient stone petroglyphs depicting humans, animals + geometric shapes which can be found all over the island. Our one word here (a la PK) is "majestic" as it´s so picturesque with the volcanoes wreathed by clouds. The island truly offers Nicaraguan culture at it´s best and is still fairly unsoiled by tourism. The locals live primarily by fishing + farming. Fincas (farms) line the...

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