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Old 11-21-09, 08:51 PM   #1
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L.A to Nicaragua

i am thinking of riding down to nicaragua to the island of ometepe..does anybody have any advice or experience going down that way? ...it would be greatly appreciated..
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Old 11-22-09, 07:51 PM   #2
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Since no replies, I'll recommend you look at crazyguyonabike. How about this diary?
http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?...ee&context=all
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You should do it. Three years ago I was planning Phoenix to Nicaragua, and changed it to Phoenix to Maine to Phoenix and finally ended up doing NYC to LA instead. I have friends who own land in Nicaragua and they continually tell me that visiting the area is a must; there's no place like it. Living is cheap, food is amazing, people are friendly. I'm currently planning to find my way down there eventually, but north I must go first.
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You should do it. Three years ago I was planning Phoenix to Nicaragua, and changed it to Phoenix to Maine to Phoenix and finally ended up doing NYC to LA instead. I have friends who own land in Nicaragua and they continually tell me that visiting the area is a must; there's no place like it. Living is cheap, food is amazing, people are friendly. I'm currently planning to find my way down there eventually, but north I must go first.


i also have some friends that bought land on ometepe a few years ago..i only hear good things..cheers
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I'm considering a trip from California to Guatemala. There's an organization in Guatemala called Mayapedal that is a frequent destination for touring cyclists. Check out CGOAB. One journal I particularly remember was called 'Bici and the Bee' These journals should have tons of info.

Have fun in Nicaragua, I did some humanitarian stuff near Jinotepe and really loved the people and land.
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Any specific info you are looking for? We are now down in Ecuador after cycling all of Central America and Mexico. It is very, very doable and a great experience! Be sure to plan lots of time for Mexico - it's a great country to explore!
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