Category Archives: NICARAGUA

Nicaragua: Volcano Boarding

Location of Nicaragua in Central America
Location of Nicaragua in Central America

 

Theme: Central American Adventure Tour  Country: Nicaragua  Languages: Spanish  Unit of Currency: Nicaraguan cordoba    Location: Leon, Isla Los Brasiles (Poneloya), Managua, & San Juan del Sol  Year: 2013   Bucket list: Volcano boarding at 50mph+

Video: Nighttime Fire Dancing on a Remote Island

 

 

Cerro Negro; Nicaragua; 2013
Cerro Negro; Nicaragua; 2013

 

DO:  VOLCANO BOARD DOWN AN ACTIVE VOLCANO

Leon:
  • Becoming part of an adrenaline-filled tour group, complete with jumping in the back of a pick-up truck through the Nicaraguan jungle, hiking intensively for 1 hour Volcan Cerro Negro, celebrating with your new good mates as you all are covered from head to toe of volcanco ash, and having bragging rights that YOU just boarded down an active volcano! And, salsa dancing with them to celebrate the day’s accomplishments!
Celebratory Drink, Local Beer; Nicaragua; 2013
Celebratory Drink, Local Beer; Nicaragua; 2013

 

Sonja with the Aftermath Look of Volcano Boarding; Nicaragua; 2013
Ronja with the Aftermath Look of Volcano Boarding; Nicaragua; 2013

 

Mates Ready to Rock; Nicaragua; 2013
Mates Ready to Rock; Nicaragua; 2013

 

Final Thoughts Before Going 1st Down the Volcano; Nicaragua; 2013
Final Thoughts Before Going 1st Down the Volcano; Nicaragua; 2013

 

Good Mate, Merav, with Her Signature Jumpin' Photograph; Nicaragua; 2013
Good Mate, Merav, with Her Signature Jumpin’ Photograph; Nicaragua; 2013

 

German Boys and I; Nicaragua; 2013
German Boys and I; Nicaragua; 2013

 

Landscape of Volcano; Nicaragua; 2013
Landscape of Volcano; Nicaragua; 2013

 

Volcano Boarding Gear; Nicaragua; 2013
Volcano Boarding Gear; Nicaragua; 2013

 

Orange Bus; Nicaragua; 2013
Orange Bus; Nicaragua; 2013

 

One Final Moment; Nicaragua; 2013
One Final Moment; Nicaragua; 2013

 

Volcano Boarders; Nicaragua; 2013
Volcano Boarders; Nicaragua; 2013

 

Welcome to Volcan Cerro Negro; Nicaragua; 2013
Welcome to Volcan Cerro Negro; Nicaragua; 2013

 

DO:  SURF THE PACIFIC OCEAN IN A REMOTE LOCATION

Isla Los Brasiles:
  • Driving to the coast via horseback and arriving in one of the most remote destinations that I have ever been to
The Driver and His Horse; Isla Los Brasiles, Nicaragua; 2013
The Driver and His Horse; Isla Los Brasiles, Nicaragua; 2013

 

Selfie on Horseback Across the River; Isla Los Brasiles, Nicaragua; 2013
Selfie on Horseback Across the River; Isla Los Brasiles, Nicaragua; 2013

 

Kat on Horseback Across the River; Isla Los Brasiles, Nicaragua; 2013
Cat on Horseback Across the River; Isla Los Brasiles, Nicaragua; 2013

 

Welcome to the Surfing Turtle Lodge; Isla Los Brasiles, Nicaragua; 2013
Welcome to the Surfing Turtle Lodge; Isla Los Brasiles, Nicaragua; 2013

 

River Crossing via Small Boat; Poneloya, Nicaragua; 2013
River Crossing via Small Boat; Poneloya, Nicaragua; 2013

 

  • Having a kick-ass surfing weekend
Yoga at Sunset with Johanna; Isla Los Brasiles, Nicaragua; 2013
Yoga at Sunset with Johanna; Isla Los Brasiles, Nicaragua; 2013

 

Signature Jumpin' Photograph; Isla Los Brasiles, Nicaragua; 2013
Signature Jumpin’ Photograph; Isla Los Brasiles, Nicaragua; 2013

 

Crazy Weekend with Good Mates; Isla Los Brasiles, Nicaragua; 2013
Crazy Weekend with Good Mates; Isla Los Brasiles, Nicaragua; 2013

 

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle; Isla Los Brasiles, Nicaragua; 2013
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle; Isla Los Brasiles, Nicaragua; 2013

 

Longboard Surf Shot; Isla Los Brasiles, Nicaragua; 2013
Longboard Surf Shot; Isla Los Brasiles, Nicaragua; 2013

 

Turtle Discovery; Isla Los Brasiles, Nicaragua; 2013
Turtle Discovery; Isla Los Brasiles, Nicaragua; 2013

 

Memorizing Sunset; Isla Los Brasiles, Nicaragua; 2013
Memorizing Sunset; Isla Los Brasiles, Nicaragua; 2013

 

Sunset Bungalows; Isla Los Brasiles, Nicaragua; 2013
Sunset Bungalows; Isla Los Brasiles, Nicaragua; 2013

 

 Goodbye Nicaragua:

I still have sand & bits of pieces of volcanic rock in my shoes, a tan-line from my flip-flops & bikini top, Spanish lingo stuck in my head, and I cannot seem to shake the thoughts of my recents travels in Central America, but oddly enough, it’s time to get on a helicopter in a few short hours, go back to a career that I adore, and head off the west coast of Africa! Humpback whales here I come! 

During my adventure travels, this question arose (illustrated in the below photograph), along with “Who would win in a fight Superman vs. Batman?” 

Before I Die; Leon, Nicaragua; 2013
Before I Die; Leon, Nicaragua; 2013

 

I have a lot of answers, but one that sticks is to VISIT ANTARCTICA (in the process of setting up an expedition on my 35th birthday!)! And, I truly believe Batman would kick Superman’s ass!