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.
At the border a guy in protective gear sprayed the bus with something.
There were so many people at the border selling things, mostly phone cards and changing money.
A guy fumigating one of the buses
The border area. The building in the distance was full of vendors
I fell for these cashews and they were SO good! They had been roasted over a fire and tasted like it, much better than the usual cashews in a jar.
We are in Nicaragua!
Before long I spot water and a volcano in the distance and realize that must be Ometepe Island.
There were many windmills along the way too.
Rivas! I hope we can look around the town a bit on our way back. There sure are a lot of these bicycle carts to take people around.
We decided to go for it and took the bike cart. These guys must have some seriously strong legs!
An amazing tree we passed.
We arrive at the ferry port. That is ours on the left.
On the ferry. Again there are many people selling things, mostly snacks. I bought a bigger bag so cashews and some sweets, home made patties of something- milk and sugar and I thought she said corn flour but it didn’t taste like it.
We are going over there!
It’s hard to realize how many windmills there are until you look back on them like this.
The volcano is incredibly beautiful!
The other volcano is also beautiful with the clouds touching the top.
As we get close to the island I saw these horses at the edge of the water.
We come in to the dock where one of the other ferries waits.
There were vehicles on the ferry too, and bags of animal feed, and a truck full of plants, a truck packed to the rafters, and stuff In every possible corner of the car area.
We made it!! The bloggers meet in person for the first time. We had even more fun in person and didn’t stop talking the whole time we have been together.
In Moyogalpa, heading down the street.
We arrive at the house not long before sunset, and an absolutely beautiful scene!
And for good measure, one more photo of the volcano.
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!
This entry was posted in travel
and tagged Moyogalpa
, Ometepe island
. Bookmark the permalink