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Central America, Nicaragua

Laguna de Apoyo- Dengue Fever hits and the Seahawks lose Super Bowl 49

March 3, 2015
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We traded colonial Granada for then lake shores of Laguna de Apoyo. This quick drive allows for great day trips for those with limited time. We originally had plans to stay the weekend at Paradiso Hotel and spend the rest of the week volunteering with The Peace Project. These plans didn’t fall through as I felt sick and started running a terrible fever. 3 days in and after a heartbreaking Super Bowl 49 Seahawks loss we decided to go to the hospital as I wasn’t feeling any better. Being the amazing wife that she is and my stubborn nature, Camille convinced me to…

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Central America, Nicaragua

What happens when you fall in love with a beach? Playa Gigante, Nicaragua

February 21, 2015
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  From Lake Nicaragua to the beautiful Pacific Coast of Nicaragua we traded freshwater for the salty water bay of Playa Gigante. While most people believe the beach is made for lounging, catching up on books, or getting some much needed R & R, there is so much that can be done. We thought we would stay for 2 days and ended up looking at real estate (we didn’t buy anything but we were tempted) and stayed for a week. So why’d we leave? We found out we were over our 30 day visa stamp. No worries though as this is happens…

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Central America, Nicaragua

36 hours in Ometepe Island Lake Nicaragua- Volcanoes, beaches, bull sharks and ultramarathons

February 10, 2015
Following her to the end of the world on our beach hike on Ometepe Island.

After suffering from dengue fever for a week on a beautiful lakeside hostel I was ready for any opportunity to get out of bed and into the water. We stayed at Laguna de Apoyo but were unable to participate in any lake related activities as I was bed-ridden for 5 straight days suffering from a high fever, terrible headaches, and restlessness throughout most nights. Camille spent all those days next to me and wouldn’t leave (she thought it was unfair for her to enjoy the lake while I was sick). We visited a couple of hospitals in Managua and Granada and after…

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