Nicaragua

Water baggies – slightly better than a bottle?

In much of Latin America, the water out of the tap is not drinkable.  In fact, the latest edition of Revue (Guatemala’s English-language magazine), features a story on a company that is trying to assist poorer families to have access to clean drinking water and to reduce the number of people who end up in hospital with parasites. …

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Final thoughts – public transport in Nicaragua

As I leave Nicaragua for El Salvador, some final Nicaraguan public transport observations. Micros I actually promised a blog post about this ages ago and am now finally getting around to it. On certain routes in Nicaragua (most notably around the Pueblos Blancos where La Mariposa Spanish School and Eco-Hotel is located) there are not …

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León Cathedral

When visiting León, you really can’t miss the world heritage listed Basílica Catedral de la Asunción, better known as the León Cathedral.   It is enormous (it is the largest cathedral in Central America) and located right in the middle of everything with the central plaza facing it. The story goes that this cathedral was originally meant to …

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