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[27 Jan 2006 | 2 Comments | ]

Days 122 & 123 – Thursday 19th & Friday 20th January 2006
The two Argies left early on Thursday morning, one to go to Bluefields on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua and the other to meet his sister in Costa Rica, so I was left on my own. I couldn´t stay in the same hotel as it was a three-bed room and frankly it was a shithole, so I moved my things into the hostel down the road.

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[27 Jan 2006 | One Comment | ]

Day 121 – Wednesday 18th January 2006
The town of San Juan del Sur is a mecca for the surfers of Nicaragua. Not because of the flat waters in the bay, but due to the waves that crash onto the shorelines of the beaches to the north and south of San Juan. The Argies and I decided to check out one of the playas along the coast, not as surfers, but just beach dudes.

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[25 Jan 2006 | 2 Comments | ]

Day 120 – Tuesday 17th January 2006
I woke up at 5.45am ready to climb the volcano, however when I looked outside I saw the sky was covered from horizon to horizon in cloud. I didn’t really feel up to that much exercise so it was bit of a relief, as there would be no point in climbing for 5 hours not to be able to see anything.

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[25 Jan 2006 | 2 Comments | ]

Day 119 – Monday 16th January 2006
It was a beautiful morning on the island of Omotepe and after a traditional rice and bean breakfast the two Argies, the Aussie and myself ventured out to the playa. however instead of stopping there we carried on following the trail that led off towards Charco Verde, a lagoon in the middle of an island, in the middle of a lake.

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[24 Jan 2006 | 3 Comments | ]

Day 118 – Sunday 15th January 2006
It had to happen eventually. I had to leave the Black Rats behind. We had left two of them in Utila the week previously, and there remained Angus, Ryan, Rivo and myself. They were not going any further south than Nicaragua and I obviously needed to get to Panama, so the day came when I needed to get a move on and do some sight seeing before having to make my way south.

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[23 Jan 2006 | 4 Comments | ]

Day 117 – Saturday 14th January 2006
My late night meant that I nearly missed the big game, Spurs Vs Liverpool, live on Fox Sports at 9am. Its likely that being in Central America I can watch just as many, if not more, Premier League games as I could if I were in England.

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[23 Jan 2006 | No Comment | ]

Day 116 – Friday 13th January 2006
Almost 30 minutes east of Granda lies a volcanic lake, formed in much the same time way as Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. This lake is named Laguna de Apoyo. The owners of The Bearded Monkey also owned a hostel on the banks of Laguna Apoyo and they ran day trips there for US$7 a head. After Atitlan we knew that it wouldn’t be as impressive (I think that any lake in the world would be hard pressed to match the beauty of Atitlan), but …

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[23 Jan 2006 | No Comment | ]

Day 115 – Thursday 12th January 2006
Given the events of the night before, it was probably not a wise move to book a canopy tour on which I would be dangling 60 feet in the air before zip-lining through the trees. But in my infinite wisdom, that it exactly what I did.