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Nicaragua

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I arrived in Nicaragua's capital in time for the annual celebrations of their revolution. These two were taking the same bus as me. DSC01245.jpg
The Sandanista flag was everywhere, as it is the flag of Daniel Ortega's party, who had recently been elected president. This was the tune blasting from every loudpseaker and every car, a sort of unofficial (and blatantly borrowed) anthem for their party.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqplKh3q9TA

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It seemed that everywhere in the country people had these ornate sillas de abuelita or 'little granny chairs', made in Granada, on the shores of Lake Nicaragua.
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You couldn't go far without coming across a stray dog or two, most of them painfully thin.
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I stayed on a coffee co-operative on an island on the lake, which was basically two volcanoes joined together. This is the larger one to the south.
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Posted by Darell 10:47 Archived in Nicaragua

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Hey Darell,

Nice pictures and text - cool blog. Look forward to reading more:)

Eric

by dr.pepper

is that la isla de ometepe? (if i spelled that right) and i agree, fantastic pics!

by blaiz

Hi you two, thanks for the comments. Yes, it is Isla de Ometepe, a really lovely spot and great if you're into volcano climbing too. Darell

by Darell

Hi you two, thanks for the comments. Yes, it is Isla de Ometepe, a really lovely spot and great if you're into volcano climbing too. Darell

by Darell

yeah, i agree its pretty nice and the people are nice there too. i didnt know you could climb the volcano though, ill have to try that next time i go.

by blaiz

Hi Darell. Did you climb the volcano? If so how long did it take. Thank you!

by Lifeoutofthebox

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