Tag Archives: Mountains


I thought Manizales was going to be a smallish town up in the Andes. Wrong. It felt HUGE (keep in mind, my sense of population size is skewed these days) and sprawling! The town is based on top of a … Continue reading

Posted in Colombia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Matagalpa y Selva Negra

Matagalpa! Much better than Esteli, and much better than anticipated. My guide book did not have raving reviews of Matagalpa, but rather said things about the “crumbling streets lined with shacks” and “social tension” in the city. We found it … Continue reading

Posted in Nicaragua | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Esteli y Miraflor

Esteli. Not my fave. We got to Esteli after taking a long, hot, pretty uncomfortable bus ride (in a Bluebird school bus) from Leon. We loved Leon, and quickly realized that we were probably spoiled by starting out there! Esteli … Continue reading

Posted in Nicaragua | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments