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Ometepe... Jurassic Park.

sunny 35 °C

Diving is hard. Diving is really hard. 13 dives in 8 days and Linn and I were in pieces. Our plan was to travel from Utila on Honduras' Carribean coast to Nicaragua but sleep became much more important and we ended up spending a night in San Pedro Sula (central Honduras) to try and get our heads back into place. We slept for 12 long hours and for several long hours on the bus the next day.

We took the TicaBus from San Pedro Sula to Leon (Nicaragua) because TicaBus is more comfortable and reliable... The aircon was broken... 13 hours travelling through the tropics in a sauna. Not fun. We were lucky to get insurance on our luggage though... For free. I don´t know what that $10 would replace... maybe my rucksack rain cover...

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In Nicaragua we headed to the beautiful island of Isla de Ometepe. An island created by two volcanos in the largest lake in Central America.

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We stayed our first night on the island on the smaller volcano looking north to the larger. A lovely American couple drove us to Tocopo Eco Lodge to enjoy a relaxing evening and a beautiful view.

After packing up Linn and I headed to the Ojo de Quiste water hole for a swim around. Locals say the volcanic water makes you younger. I think it is a lie but to be sure I had a good paddle around.

Underwater Ross

Underwater Ross

Our next two nights were spent on the south side of the smaller volcano in a lovely hostel called Hacienda Mérida. Our room was very nice.

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It is also famed for it´s phenomenal sunsets. This was not a lie.

Romantic...

Romantic...


Sunset

Sunset

The northern volcano is a cracker. Volcán Concepción rises 1610m from the lakes surface and keeps a steady cloud of gasses atop it´s perfect cone. From our beautiful hostel viewpoint we got a fantastic sense of it´s scale.

Jump into water

Jump into water

There are a few great places to take photos around it... Linn found this special spot to take a special shot.

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We got a good view from our kayak too...

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When you spend a few days living on the side of a volcano it is always good to know how to escape when it gets grumpy. Lucky for us that the lovely people of this lovely island have thought of everything...

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This island is amazing. You should all visit Ometepe.

Here are some other photos you might like to see...

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Posted by LinnSailer 08:45 Archived in Nicaragua

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All those beautiful islands and you will have to head back to Sanday Ross. What a bummer :(

by beryl

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