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  • Day142


    January 27, 2020 in Nicaragua ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    As most shops and markets are closed on Sundays in Nicaragua, we couldn't find anything for breakfast yesterday. So we took of early today and stopped after 20km at a restaurant for rice, beans, cheese, eggs with ham, and a refreshing handmade lemonade. Good start into the cycling day!
    After the first few km, the road was also perfectly smooth with few traffic, so we could enjoy the view of the volcanos and observe people on horses and in oxcarts which seem to be common means of transport here.
    At some stage, we turned towards León, and the road wasn't smooth asphalt anymore but dirt. Luckily, we got back on a main road after 6km.
    We rode into León, where we looked for a hostel for the night. We decided to stay in the 3rd one we checked as it offered good value for money. After the general chores (laundry, shower, cleaning water bottles and sunglasses), we spent the rest of the afternoon exploring this awesome colonial town, bought food at the market, cooked dinner and planned out the route for the rest of Nicaragua as well as part of Costa Rica. There's actually quite some tourists here which we haven't seen in a while...
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  • Day72

    Selbstgemachte Schokolade

    May 21, 2019 in Nicaragua ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Heute habe ich gelernt, wie Schokolade entsteht und durfte eine eigene dunkle Schokolade mit Kokos und Chili kreieren. 🍫😋 Bei den Temperaturen hier wird die Schoki aber nicht lange überleben, also zügig verspeisen. 😂
    Nach dem 1,5-stündigen Kurs ging es mittags mit dem Shuttle weiter nach León...
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    Jens Forstmann

    Sieht lustig aus

    Ilona Forstmann


    Tina B.

    "Zum Affen machen" gehörte zum Programm. 😉 Musste auch singen, da die Mayas und Azteken auch immer beim Kakao verarbeiten gesungen haben. 😅

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  • Day151

    10.3 León Cathedral

    January 21, 2019 in Nicaragua ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    I visited the cathedral of León witch is kind of a must do, because it is the largest of its kind in Central America. It full name is „Insigne y Real Basílica Catedral de la Asunción de la Bienaventurada Virgen María“. What a tongue breaker.
    Although it is not super impressive, I still liked it and walking on the roof is a cool thing.

    Because of that specific day I was there, I also attended (unintentionally) the celebration of poetry, which is a big thing in León.
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    Susanne Cherry

    Which (!!) looks as if it‘s in Greece !!

    Susanne Cherry

    Hopefully without witches 😉

  • Day148

    10.1 León (Nicaragua)

    January 18, 2019 in Nicaragua ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    If there is one thing I can say about Nicaragua so far, then it is totally worth it and not an issue to travel at all at the moment. There are no protests at the moment and even if, are they purposed towards the government and not the tourists. I feel totally safe as I did in Guatemala.

    Hostel awesome, weather awesome (~35°C), water awesome, cat awesome, ... life awesome!

    Even turtles in the museum of art, which is a great one by the way, although they could think about the grouping of the pieces, high does not seem to follow a rational?!?
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    Susanne Cherry

    Sure looks at ease ....

  • Day39


    April 13, 2019 in Nicaragua ⋅ ⛅ 33 °C

    Today we arrived in León. We will stay for 4 nights at Posada Fuente Castalia. Our first day in León had an unpleasent ending as our daughter broke her arm (only a small crack, not completely). We went to a private hospital in the evening and fortunately we did not have to wait at all. The hospital bill for X-Ray, consultation and material for the stabilizer was 68$ 😁.Read more

  • Day370


    May 11, 2018 in Nicaragua ⋅ 🌫 29 °C

    A 3 hour mini-bus ride took us to Leon.
    We found this city to feel much larger and grittier than Granada. There are bars on every door and window, yet it still manages to be a somewhat charming, historic colonial city. There’s (seemingly) a church on every corner - some with very ornate and colorful facades, some looking ready to recede into tropical decay.
    Despite its’ violent past, and recent violent protests in Managua, here in Leon seems relaxed. However, talking to our hotel owner, he believes things could change very quickly, not for the good. The US Embassy seems to share this pessimism as we’ve been getting nearly daily travel warnings for the country. It’s been reported that as many as 60 people have been killed in protest-related violence so far. While we’ve felt relatively safe here, we’re looking forward to moving on to Guatemala.
    A highlight of our visit was The Ortiz Foundation Art Center. Housed in several beautiful and sprawling colonial mansions, it was unexpectedly impressive. While it mostly highlighted Central American artists - some very, very good - we also saw works by Picasso, Warhol, Basquiat,and Mondrian - to name a few. Not what we expected, not advertised much, and totally deserted…apart from us and the dozen or so security guards following us around turning on and off the lights and fans in the rooms we entered, then left.
    Summary: Heat:…diabolical, Mosquitoes…bad! Beer…average. Tropical fruit – mango, papaya, passion-fruit …very good! Coffee…excellent – though now John can’t nap (which is bad for everyone).
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    Jessica Vibberts

    So beautiful. You guys are getting closer and closer to us...going to make it to Mexico? You better hurry...we leave for 4+ months of travel in June!

    Ingrid Ellerbrock

    Wishing you safe travels:)

    Felicia Madrigal

    Nicaragua looks gorgeous! I just want to repeat my invitation to crash at our house if you come through Guadalajara, MEX! Stay for as long as you like, we would love to have you. Big hugs, happy trails.

    Dobbs Away II

    Jessica- we are definitely going to miss you in Mexico this time. Enjoy Eastern Europe! Felicia- we just missed you in Johannesburg last year. It would be great to see you in Mexico. Still planning that part of our trip, but we’ll be in touch!

  • Day32


    December 17, 2019 in Nicaragua ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Hüt am Morge ischw ä Foodtour dür León ufem Programm gstange. Mir si derbi übere Märit glofe u hei die verschiednigste Sache probiert. Vo Sapote über Jocete bis zu Yuka u Zuckerrohr hets viu ds probiere gäh. O Getränk hei mir dörfe probiere, aber da ha i scho wider vergässe wie die Sache gheisse hei. Es isch emu aues sehr lecker gsi.

    Am spätere Namitag bi i de no ufe nä Stadttour. Dert isch extrem viu vor Gschicht vo León u Nicaragua verzeuht worde. Eher chli ä Gschichts-Tour gsi.
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  • Day30

    San Juan del Sur a Léon

    December 15, 2019 in Nicaragua ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Hüt usch mini Reis witergange dür haub Nicaragua. Bi mit em nä Shuttle vo San Juan del Sur ud Leon gfrahre (si öbbe 6h gsi)
    Bi när mit ärä Holländerin u em nä Ami öbis gah ässä. Hei de nachem ässcho mau ds Stadt ä chli erkundet u die "schöni" Wiehnachtsdekoration bestuunt. Morn mach i ä Vulcan Sunsettour. Bi scho gespannt was ni erwartet.Read more

  • Day205


    June 27 in Nicaragua ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Es ist mal wieder an der Zeit für einen Aufenthalt in der Stadt, um ein bisschen Ruhe vor Moskitos zu haben und etwas mehr Luxus bezüglich der Essensauswahl zu haben. Da trifft es sich gut, dass unser nächstes Ziel León heißt. Die alte Kolonialstadt erinnert uns sehr an Antigua in Guatemala und gefällt uns auf Anhieb. Bevor wir zu diversen Ausflügen aufbrechen, um die Vulkane in der Umgebung zu erkunden, steht erstmal ein entspannter Stadtrundgang auf dem Plan. Eine schöne Abwechslung.Read more

  • Day45

    León: koloniale Perle

    March 22, 2019 in Nicaragua ⋅ ☀️ 34 °C

    Léon in Nicaragua ist eine tolle kleine koloniale Stadt mit einer Menge historischer Orte. Die größte Kathedrale von Zentral Amerika, einer der schönsten Märkte, viele Seen, Vulkane und tolle Museen sind nur ein Paar der vielen anderen Sachen, die hier verborgen liegen.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

León, Leon, Горад Леон, Λεόν, לאון, レオン, ლეონი, 레온, Леон, Leonas, لیون، نکاراگوا, 莱昂