Exploring León: A Trip Back To The Colonial Era

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The main reason Chris and I wanted to go to León was to go volcano boarding. Other than that, we didn’t’ have much plans and expectations. We knew León was a pretty big city with a very popular cathedral, but we didn’t expect to actually fall in love with the city like that! León is a university city with batidos (smoothies) restaurants at every corner and the cheapest comedors I’ve been to. It has a pretty young crowd and a lot of food to try. But that’s not it: the city center itself is beautiful, with tons of churches and colonial …

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Rum Tasting in León: A Visit at the Flor De Caña Factory

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There isn’t a rum that is more popular in Nicaragua then the Flor de Caña. It’s everywhere. For real. So when we decided to do a short trip to Leon, we thought it would be great to stop at the factory and learn more about the national rum! After all, we did a trip to a tequila factory last year in Mexico and loved it. So after an exhausting day climbing a volcano twice, tasting rum and walking around a factory seemed like a great plan. We booked our tour with the Lazybones hostel (even though we weren’t staying there) …

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Volcano Boarding in León, Nicaragua

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I don’t write many posts for the blog, but this is one that got me a bit excited. Virginie and I went to León, Nicaragua for a few days and when I heard you could slide down a volcano on a piece of wood, I got pretty excited. For one, how many times in your life do you get to climb a volcano? Even better if you get to ride down the side on a little toboggan! The day started as most tours usually do. Everyone meets up early in the morning and gets in some form of transportation. True to …

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Cost of Living in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

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Who wouldn’t love to live in a small surfer town by the beach? Isn’t that the dream? When Chris and I decided we wanted to escape the Canadian winter, we knew we’d be back in Central America. We loved it here last year and were ready to explore a new part of it. Originally, we had planned to stay in Costa Rica, in Tamarindo or Playa Coco, but we weren’t able to find a place to stay in either of those towns. But we had a backup plan: San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua. If we weren’t able to find anything …

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How To Find An Apartment In San Juan Del Sur

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Whether you’re an expat, a digital nomad or just someone looking to retire in a cheap and warm country, you’ll soon realize that finding a place to stay abroad is a bit harder than it looks. Shouldn’t the rent in San Juan Del Sur be a lot cheaper than what it would be in the USA or Canada? Then why are the prices so high on Airbnb? Simply because the people that are on there are targeting the tourists. People who own vacation rentals know they can make quite a bit of money charging a per-night fee instead of renting …

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