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Chill out in a forgotten corner of the Caribbean

Chill out in a forgotten corner of the Caribbean
... If you want to avoid resorts and crowded beaches, but are longing for white-sand beaches and that turquoise Caribbean water, look no further than Nicaragua. In a forgotten corner of the Caribbean, far from more popular tourist destinations, Nicaragua’s Corn Islands offer up stunning white-sand beaches and a laid-back Caribbean vibe – and they’re still pretty empty, though this is changing as more tourists “discover” this destination. Of the two, Big Corn is more developed (say, if you...
March 1st, 2010 | Vawn | Read More | Comments: 0
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Exploring Nicaragua’s past in León’s museums

Exploring Nicaragua’s past in León’s museums
Heroes and Martyrs Museum Though Nicaragua is no longer synonymous with Contra rebels and guerilla warfare, its past is very much a part of its present identity. And León, in particular, is where you’ll get a palpable sense of this identity. While Managua is Nicaragua’s largest city, León is the political, intellectual and cultural capital, where much of the fighting took place during the Sandinista revolution. The war has been over for more than a decade, but around town you’ll see cathedrals...
November 23rd, 2009 | Vawn | Read More | Comments: 0
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