What Did We Do on Monday?

The days here on Ometepe Island, Nicaragua are flying by. We are trying to take advantage of our time and experience as much of the area as we can. Today we decided to try a bus trip. Tours are hard to come by because it is off season, and a driver quoted us $70 for a day. We knew that bus couldn’t be near that much! So, we headed to town.

We made it to town and got the bus schedule from the bike shop, learned nothing was going to our intended destination for a while so we decided to go towards the ferry dock where Robinson, our taxi driver contact was waiting for some potential customers. Down there at the bus stop was a bus about to leave for San Marcos, a town on the north side of the island that we wanted to visit also so we hopped on.

We had biked almost this far earlier but I was glad to go all the way to San Marcos. The road isn’t paved so it is a bit of a bumpy ride, but it was a chance to see a more untouched area. There are probably very few gringos who visit there because we got many curious looks, but everyone we greeted was pleasant and greeted us back.

This is only a small part of what this island has to offer, so we have more excursions coming up!

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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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2 Responses to What Did We Do on Monday?

  1. oldsalt1942 says:

    You know I love impromptu local bus tours here in Panama. I’ll just get on a bus that’s headed to a place I haven’t been before just to see where it’s going. Had some wonderful rides that way and met some interesting locals who were curious about what I was doing on their bus. I just tell them “I want to see the countryside and this is an inexpensive way to do it.” That never fails to elicit a smile and start a conversation.

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    • I know you have some great times doing that. Here there are only two routes, and a few buses on the longer one go to a couple other towns but still, fun and inexpensive like you said.

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