By Richard “When we get to Leon we should go volcano boarding!” Ash said to me. As usual, I was only half-listening, but responded with the standard, “Sounds good…”, not really understanding what I was agreeing to. Our stop in Leon was Bigfoot Hostel.  They’ve got parking out front with a 24hr security guard to make sure nobody was going to jack with our truck.  They’re also one of the few companies that offer volcano

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After leaving Somoto we made our way to the town of Esteli in search of information about a possible homestay.  We stopped in at Hostel Luna’s affiliate tour company, Treehuggers Tourism Office, which provided us with a list of families residing in Reserva Natural Miraflor. After a quick check of the families available we chose Orlando and Devanira since we had read a couple of good reviews about them on Trip Advisor.  What would we do without

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After our escapades at the Honduras-Nicaraguan border we didn’t have much daylight left to make it to the Somoto Canyon.  We did however pull into the town of Somoto where we found an inexpensive hotel (Hotel El Rosario) where we were able to park in the courtyard. Score (I wish we had parking options like this at home sometimes.). Within 5 minutes of arriving at the hotel we were put in touch with a guide to

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