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Me and my boyfriend are planning a trip to Central America (from January till... we wanna go home). We want to have some time to travel around, but mostly the trip is meant to work at a volunteer project/organization (in Nicaragua). For now the plan is to find a project for the duration of 4-6 months (although longer could be an option as well).
Now our question... Could someone point us in the direction of a project or organization that could use two volunteers (or one, separate projects are fine too) for a minimum of 4 months???
Our preference is a 'social' project, we're looking to work with people (as in: no animals or constuction projects). It doesn't matter what, could be teaching, could be at an orphanage, anything is fine as long as it has to do with helping people.
If possible it would be great to find a project which can offer us some sort of room and boa... more »
Just wondering if anyone has experienced bedbugs in any of the hostels/motels in Nicaragua? Or if they are known to be a big problem there? Thanks!
Wow! Haven't been on TT in a few years (grad school, wedding, child) and it's so different, just like my travel needs now! Our family has one week in Costa Rica, flying into/out of SJO July 13/21. We plan to rent a car, but we're wondering if a particular side trip is possible. Some family friends will be going to Ometepe in Nicaragua, so we wondered whether it would be possible to meet them. Did some searches and found misc info but nothing re: renting a car to go across the border or driving (non-bus) time. Seems like the drive from SJO to the border is 4-5 hours? (Google Maps says to Managua is 5 hours, but that obviously excludes border crossing and wet season driving.) Then a 1-2 hour border crossing, then on to San Jorge for the ferry (last one at 3:30pm, right?) to Ometepe. Obviously, that's a long haul for one day, especially with a 3-year-old with us (they have a 3-year-old a... more »
I wonder can somebody let me know the situation with electrical stuff in Nicaragua? I've googled it and I see they use the same two pronged plugs as in the US. However, I've also seen some references to bringing a surge protector- is this necessary? I will only want to charge an iPhone and digital camera. I don't especially want to have to hunt down a surge protector (never used one before), but i would hate to damage my phone in particular. Any advice appreciated!
Many thanks in advance.
Just wondering if anyone has gone windsurfing in Nicaragua, and if so where and were they able to rent the equipment etc. I tried searching online but wasn't able to come up with anything useful.
Is it tiered?
If so, how much in Cordobas is the basic rate? Cordobas per kWh?
How many kWh allowed under the basic rate (tier)?
How expensive can residential kWh get in Cordobas and for how many kWh?
Is 240 volts single-phase (dos hilos) available in rural areas?
I'm flying into Managua in a couple of weeks. I've travelled extensively in the past but this is my first time solo, so I'd appreciate any guidance!
I'm arriving into Managua airport after 8pm at night, and am not planning to explore Managua and would ideally like to head straight for Leon. Would it be better to get a place to stay in Managua for the first night and make my way up to Leon in daylight, or is it possible (and safe) to get a bus or taxi to Leon from the airport?
Any suggestions/tips would be appreciated!
I have some time off of work and found a super cheap ticket into Managua next week. Flight lands at 1:00 pm and from then have four days to hang. Looking to surf and hang on the beach but would rather not be in an over crowded place like SJDS sounds to be like. Any recommendations for a chill little surf town that's easy to get to and not super touristy?
Hi there I will be visiting Managua soon. Potentially I may need the attentions of a dentist / endodontist.
My Spanish is limited.
Does anyone have a recommendation.... Tx
Starting out a 17-day trip in Nicaragua by enjoying some beach time. Any recommendations of getting from the Managua airport straight to San Juan Del Sur? Is the taxi ride from the aiport to the local bus expensive?
Was looking into the private buses, but it's 40$ per person :(
Thank in advance for your help
Hi we have a very short holiday in Nicaragua on an 11 night guided trip, Managua, Granada, Leon, Ometepe Island, San Juan del Sur and back to Granada. We have 4 more days before we have to return home so the question you may be able to help with is, should we travel to Costa Rica, the corn islands, the rio platano biosphere reserve or perhaps go to Honduras?
I know it's crazily short but any suggestions would be welcome
I have to leave Nicaragua sooner than planned (need to go home to get medical treatment), and I just noticed that I can't find the little piece of paper I got when I landed here. I know I should have it to leave again but I must have lost it somewhere. So my question is, is it possible to fly out of Nicaragua without this paper?
I'm leaving in 5 hours or so, so a quick responce would be great!
I would like to visit the corn islands soon but am a bit confused on the best way to go about it. From my research it does not look like there are places to stay that have dorms or some sort of communal rooms and I do not really want to fork out 40 dollars for a single at a hotel that only has couples and families. Does anyone have a suggestion for a decent place to stay that wont be too expensive and that is a little more condusive to meeting people? I dont care if it is on little or big corn, although I hope to dive most of the time and have limited days so big corn may make more sense.
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Nicaragua is warm, small, cheap, interesting. Colombia is huge, cool except on the coast and jungles, very interesting and cheap. With two and a half weeks, I would do a week in Nicaragua and the rest in Colombia. Hiking around, unarmed, in wilderness areas is dangerous, especially alone and more so in Colombia.
Myself and 3 friends will be touring around Central America for a few weeks, and I'm just wondering what the best way to get around will be. We are starting in Belize and then flying to Managua, where we'll then bus to Leon where we are staying. After Leon, we will be staying near Limon in Costa Rica and I'm just wondering what they best way/how long it will take for us to get there?
After that we will be staying near Bocas Del Toro in Panama and then from there we end our trip in Panama City.
Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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