Arriving in Nicaragua

We are traveling so posts will not be about Panama for a while, because we are in Nicaragua! I wanted to travel this month anyway so when we learned that a fellow blogger friend needed a house sitter it was just perfect. We made our way though Costa Rica, staying in San Jose and the Liberia. On Thursday we crossed the border into Nicaragua and the took the ferry to Ometepe Island, our destination.

We were without internet most of yesterday for some sort of maintenance, but I have a bunch of photos to put up so I am playing catchup today. I know I am going to have a lot more to say about this area, this experience, and the great people we are meeting!

About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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14 Responses to Arriving in Nicaragua

  1. joeltc1 says:

    Reblogged this on FindingMySelfinPanama and commented:
    Since I haven’t posted in quite a while I thought I would at least re-blog this one from Kris. This is quite a place, I may even post something myself.


  2. Suzi Jensen says:

    Loving this. Nicaragua is on our short list. Sure looks beautiful!!! I’m so glad to have found your blog. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Safe travels


  3. Anonymous says:

    I have a question about the ferry. Is it a fresh water crossing or ocean? I loved all of the pictures and your small addiction to nuts. lol


  4. John & Susan says:

    Hi Kris,
    Great photos. It is amazing how different and somewhat similar Nicaragua is to Panama.
    It is a lovely country!
    Have you noticed a big change in their Spanish? We thought it was very different from Mexico,Guatemala, and San Salvador. They use a local slang that is a bit of a learning curb to understand.
    Keep the great post coming.


    • Yes! I am having some trouble understanding people, and they also use different words for some things. I seem similarities to Panama in the climate, much of the vegetation, and the warm and friendly people but life is also more basic, at least here where we are. I’m sure I will have many thoughts after a bit of time here, and they will come out in the blog later on. So far we are really liking it here.


  5. John & Susan says:

    Oh and you must visit a cashew farm!


  6. i was with you all the way, from liberia to the crossing at the frontera (cough cough – inhale that lovely pesticide!) past the wind turbines, spotting those grand volcanos… the ferry has had a paint job since i was there!

    i am so glad that you’re there, and i am sure that you two will love every minute there on ometepe!



    • Thankfully I didn’t smell the pesticide but I’m sure it was there. That was so exciting spotting the volcanos for the first time! There will probably be a new volcano picture for every day I am here.


  7. Clairee says:

    I’m loving keeping up with your blog! Really hoping I can get down there next year – doesn’t look like it for this year–too much going on in my life right now. Wish I’d known you were going to be in Seattle – I live in Sequim on the Olympic Peninsula. Only about an hour from Bainbridge, and I get to there and Seattle, etc. frequently.
    Thanks for the pics also – makes your blog so-o-o interesting!


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