Comments on: Nicaragua Refresh: Fourteen Memories http://uncorneredmarket.com/nicaragua-memories/ travel wide, live deep Sun, 31 Aug 2014 05:14:18 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Athala Ellihttp://uncorneredmarket.com/nicaragua-memories/#comment-1153220 Tue, 17 Dec 2013 09:56:13 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=12373#comment-1153220 Couldn’t agree more about that cold beer to add to the experience. Nice addition

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By: Audrey Scotthttp://uncorneredmarket.com/nicaragua-memories/#comment-826405 Sat, 27 Jul 2013 12:19:54 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=12373#comment-826405 @Cat: Nope, that list doesn’t sound at all crazy to me :) I’d also add climbing volcanoes in the northern part of the country to the list as well!

@Barry: Ometepe is a great area. On our last visit we spent a few days on a simple guesthouse with an organic farm. Can definitely see why Guatemala and Nicaragua are at the top of the list for Central American favorites!

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By: Barry - Worldly Nomadshttp://uncorneredmarket.com/nicaragua-memories/#comment-812548 Mon, 08 Jul 2013 10:33:58 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=12373#comment-812548 We loved Nicaragua too! We were beached out too from San Juan Del Sur, so headed to Ometepe for some trekking and farming! Alongside Guatemala its our favourite country in Central America! Thanks for the other tips if we ever return!

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By: Cathttp://uncorneredmarket.com/nicaragua-memories/#comment-573339 Mon, 14 Jan 2013 10:51:51 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=12373#comment-573339 @Audrey: Thanks! I’ll put it on the list I’m compiling… “places to go after you quit your job with no plan” (I’m serious even though it sounds crazy).

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By: Audrey Scotthttp://uncorneredmarket.com/nicaragua-memories/#comment-573249 Mon, 14 Jan 2013 09:21:11 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=12373#comment-573249 @Cat: If you like riding horses, then Nicaragua would definitely be a good vacation spot for you. Lots of open beaches to enjoy atop a horse.

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By: Cathttp://uncorneredmarket.com/nicaragua-memories/#comment-572681 Sun, 13 Jan 2013 20:59:10 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=12373#comment-572681 I love the photo of you on the horse! :) I’d love to ride horses everywhere, it’s so much fun!

Cat
Equine & Rally Enthusiast
IT professional

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By: Audrey Scotthttp://uncorneredmarket.com/nicaragua-memories/#comment-563004 Sun, 06 Jan 2013 12:20:03 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=12373#comment-563004 @Janna: You’re taking the right precautions with long sleeve light clothing, wearing pants at dusk, and using repellant. Remember that malaria mosquitos bite at dusk so you don’t have to worry as much about daytime mosquitos. I believe that Central American malaria still responds well to Chloroquine (we picked up some when in Honduras) which is the least “chemical” of the anti-malarial medicines and side effects are rather limited (unlike larium or mefloquin). Enjoy your trip!

@Rebecca: The great thing is that when you do return to Nicaragua you’ll have some Spanish under you’re belt and you’ll be able to talk with people and enjoy the rest of the country that much more. In addition to the beaches, I’d recommend Leon (and the volcanoes around there), Esteli, Isla de Ometepe.

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By: Rebeccahttp://uncorneredmarket.com/nicaragua-memories/#comment-561529 Sat, 05 Jan 2013 09:04:50 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=12373#comment-561529 I just spent two weeks in Nicaragua at a Spanish school. Unfortunately I didn’t get to see much of the country – only the town my school was in. But looking forward to exploring more one day. The beaches look beautiful!

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By: Jannahttp://uncorneredmarket.com/nicaragua-memories/#comment-550085 Fri, 28 Dec 2012 16:59:37 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=12373#comment-550085 Thanks so much for your response! I feel relieved. That’s what I was thinking but its good to hear from people who were there. I suppose we will spray our clothes b4 we go just in case and bring repellant + long sleeve light clothing, then see what the situation is there if we need to buy a bed net or medicine. I’ve heard about the side effects and would rather not put that in my body if the risks are pretty low based on the country itself and going in the dry season.

Thanks! :-)

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By: Audrey Scotthttp://uncorneredmarket.com/nicaragua-memories/#comment-549709 Fri, 28 Dec 2012 08:35:12 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=12373#comment-549709 @Janna: You’ll have a wonderful time with Quetzal Trekkers – such a great organization!

As for your questions about mosquitos. We didn’t take any anti-malaria medicine when we visited Nicaragua in 2009 & 2012 and didn’t hear of anyone catching malaria. As for dengue, this is more prevalent in the rainy season when there is lots of stagnant water (their favorite breading grounds) around. The rainy season is more in June/July/August so I think you’ll be OK right now with the mosquitos.

One thing to keep in mind is that if you get to Nicaragua and you are concerned, you can always go to a pharmacy and get some anti-malaria medicine – it’s over the counter and inexpensive. And, I believe that Central American countries still can use Chloroquine instead of one of the heavy duty medicines you need for Africa.

Enjoy your trip!

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