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Nicaragua

Day Twelve was our last day in Tambor. The newlyweds, Mick and I, and two other couples decided to take the bus to Nicaragua and stay there a few days.

My stomach was still upset from the previous day, so I took it easy most of the day. Although the water is safe to drink in Costa Rica, the taste of the water is different, and I had been brushing my teeth with the tap water. My stomach ache didn’t stop me from enjoying really good food at H&B.

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The coconut flan I had after lunch was the best I’ve tasted in my life. Yum!

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By nightfall we decided to go exploring.  The cemeteries are above ground and look spooky at night, but mostly because my camera doesn’t take good pictures in the dark.

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For dinner we enjoyed some spaghetti.

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The dessert was on the house because we had stayed so many nights.

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We almost returned to our room without paying for our five more nights because we thought the extra was charged to my credit card, and my Spanish isn’t very good, but Carlos, one of the owners of H&B politely explained the difference. We had five hours to sleep before we had to catch the 4 a.m. bus.

Day Thirteen
The bus ride the next morning took us to the ferry.

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From there we grabbed another bus and braved a sweltering ride to Nicaragua, the land of lobster and Volcanoes. We went through several passport checks before grabbing a cab to San Juan del Sur.

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We bought tacos for dinner.

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The hostels were full, so we rented a two bedroom house with a kitchen for the eight of us to stay.

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The exchange rate is 25 cordobas to a dollar, so Nicaragua is a good place to shop. I put in earplugs and went to bed early because I was exhausted after eight hours of travel. I slept like a baby though!

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