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Old 03-01-2014, 10:43 AM   #16
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Old 03-02-2014, 11:19 AM   #17
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Day 4: From Estelì up on the mountains









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Old 03-03-2014, 06:03 AM   #18
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Towards Jinotega



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Towards Matagalpa, the weather worsens



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Old 03-03-2014, 08:11 AM   #19
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Matagalpa





Original plan was to stop somewhere between Jinotega and Matagalpa and visit the area, but as it started raining and it was still quite early, we decided to continue south with the goal of reaching Granada

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Old 03-03-2014, 08:15 AM   #20
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Looks great so far! Even spotted a 70-series Land Cruiser in one of your pictures.

Jealous...
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Old 03-04-2014, 03:01 AM   #21
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Old 03-05-2014, 05:39 AM   #22
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Old 03-06-2014, 06:27 AM   #24
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If you come to Nicaragua you will see hundreds of 70series Landcruisers, including maybe mine :-)
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Old 03-06-2014, 06:44 AM   #25
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Other than the market, the streets seem pretty empty. Where are the people ?
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If it's hot - probably sleeping in a hammock or
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Great photos, keep 'em coming! Can't wait to see your Ometepe pictures.

I'm going to almost exactly the same places in a few weeks and would love to hear your perspective on places to visit, eat, and sleep. I'll be riding in Nicaragua for a total of two weeks. I pick up the rental bike in Managua rather than Leon, so I'm planning on circling in the other direction: Granada, Ometepe, Matagalpa and Jinotega, then Leon.

I was expecting dry weather the whole time, but your report makes me think that perhaps I should bring some rain gear after all.
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Old 03-08-2014, 06:33 PM   #28
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Great photos, keep 'em coming! Can't wait to see your Ometepe pictures.

I'm going to almost exactly the same places in a few weeks and would love to hear your perspective on places to visit, eat, and sleep. I'll be riding in Nicaragua for a total of two weeks. I pick up the rental bike in Managua rather than Leon, so I'm planning on circling in the other direction: Granada, Ometepe, Matagalpa and Jinotega, then Leon.

I was expecting dry weather the whole time, but your report makes me think that perhaps I should bring some rain gear after all.
still dry season. however, it does occasionally rain, but not for long. keep riding. you'll dry out.

i've never once worn rain gear in 6 years of riding there.
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Great photos, keep 'em coming! Can't wait to see your Ometepe pictures.

I'm going to almost exactly the same places in a few weeks and would love to hear your perspective on places to visit, eat, and sleep. I'll be riding in Nicaragua for a total of two weeks. I pick up the rental bike in Managua rather than Leon, so I'm planning on circling in the other direction: Granada, Ometepe, Matagalpa and Jinotega, then Leon.
Thank you, pictures from Granada area, Ometepe and the pacific beaches are coming...

In two weeks you can see more than we did and you're going to have a good time!
Eat and sleep: as for eating, you can find everything, from some great and cheap grilled street food to beautiful and expensive restaurants; as for sleeping, I can highly recommend you, in Granada, the very good, beautiful and cheap Hostal San Jorge; in Playa Marsella/Majagual you can find rooms a few meters from the ocean (hostal Matilda was full when we were there, but other possibilities exists): beautiful place! In Leon, we stayed at Jurgen's place: he and Eli are really a friendly and beautiful companionship!

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still dry season. however, it does occasionally rain, but not for long. keep riding. you'll dry out.

i've never once worn rain gear in 6 years of riding there.
We had rain gear but we never used it as it was pretty hot.
I think in the mountain region between Jinotega and Matagalpa temperature can be not so hot, so if you are planning to stay a few days in that area, you should bring something to protect yourself.

For sure, I suggest you to bring at least a small waterproof bag for your phone, camera, passport, money, etc, as when it rains...it rains
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:50 AM   #30
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Nice report thanks for sharing
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