We were gone for twenty-three days, and on one of those days, we visited a beach in Rivas; seeing a colorful bus dominating the sand is quintessential Nicaragua. In the background, the Concepcion volcano looms over Ometepe island like an enormous water tower.
Bold and breathtaking.
Nicaragua is no stranger to unrest, and the nineteen volcanoes that boil and bubble—seemingly everywhere—add sufficient drama and tension. But there is more to Nicaragua than volcanoes. Discovering this long-buried highlight post sprinkled a hefty dose of wanderlust over my feet.
Take a look.
A bird's eye view of the harbor in San Juan del Sur.
A frolicking pig on the beach in Las Penitas. You'll share the beach with cows, horses, and pigs in Nicaragua.
The Grecian rooftop of the Cathedral of Leon.
A horse and cattle drive near Poneloia beach
A colorful street is explored on my morning photo safari in Leon.
Villas de Palermo in San Juan del Sur. Heaven.
Waiting boats in Las Penitas.
Puffy my rent-a-cat. Love. 💖
A vibrant carousel in Leon.
Church bells in Leon.
Stuck in the middle of Leon.
Boats at sunset in San Juan del Sur.
A cross at Playa El Coco. A beach of almost unsurpassed beauty.
Happy Hour at Villas de Palermo
The Christ statue at sunset in San Juan del Sur.
Christ with one of his flock in Rivas. (not heaven)
Fishing in San Juan del Sur.
A room with a view in Granada.
Life on the streets of Granada.
A dove on a wire in Leon.
Number four in Rivas.
Kitty on the streets.
I 💖 Nicaragua.
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Beautiful and vibrant, a place that you have brought to life in your photos. No, I don't "do" Instagram and think I'm glad I don't. :-)
I like the distant view of the volcano. It appears in two of your pictures: the first one with the bus, and the one before the last picture. I have a "soft spot" for volcanoes.
I also like the panoramic view of the city of Leon from the bell room of the church. Very good capture of both the bell and the city as seen from the top!
No, I'm not on Instagram. I must shamefully confess that I'm even not on Facebook.
Oh how lovely to see all your photos Sharon. So delightful to see everyday life through your eyes. Pretty street flags, even the animals on the beach... All part of life. Thankyou!
Great post - I do love that pig on a beach!
Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne
A pig at the shore! Now that's a sight!
Beautiful trip. Loved the pig on the beach -- that's wild. And you always get a rent-a-cat -- you must have good kitty karma! I don't think I could handle Instagram based on what you say here. I'm off to read more about it over on your other blog.
Beautiful photo documentary.
Worth a Thousand Words
Beautiful photos, all so colorful!
and the Instagram thing :-)
Wonderful photos, such colors. I've never seen a pig on a beach before. I am not sure that I have ever seen a post about Nicaragua before.
I love Instagram but it takes work. When I follow somebody it is because I like their photosand it is a commitment. I will like almost anything unless they start posting more than two or so per day. I hate the people that follow me, then unfollow me a few days later. I can smell them coming. I finally found an app that let me know when people do that to me. I also check once a month and I'll unfollow almost anybody I follow who could not see fit to like one of my photos for the whole month. I generally post twice a day.
So now I follow about 350 some people. Of those only about 50 to a 100 are very active.
So anyway, I have grown to like Instagram but I have to work at it.
A gorgeous series of colourful shots. I'm on Instagram and I love it!
gorgeous series. love it!
Drôle le cochon dans l'eau ;-)
Céline & Philippe
What bright colors, and the sky is so blue! You've given me a much better idea of what Nicaragua looks like. It's a lively place!
Now, I want to go to Nicaragua! I have mentioned it is the only Central American country I have not visited. There are so many gorgeous places in there. I will need like two weeks to cover the basics. #TPThursday
So many wonderful views of Nicaragua. The bus colours are incredible.
One gorgeous photo after another Sharon!
Great post! What a beautiful place.
Wow, what an adventure! A fascinating post and beautiful photos.
You capture the feeling well. After looking at all of your photos I really want to visit myself.
The Blues and pinks are incredible! Great pics
These captures are absolutely adorable. Such wonderful views, I especially liked the sky shots.
Thankyou so much for the tour of somewhere I will probably sadly never get to see myself. Looks fascinating! Thankyou! safe travels and thankyou again for the link up.
We went to all these places in 2011!
I'll take the "rent a cat" any day, but not so sure about a pig on the beach!
Buenos días de vacaciones. Las fotos son fabulosas.
Colorful shots from this part of the world!
Oh wow, such beautiful photographs. Nicaragua really intrigues me. It has such colorful history.
What an amazing place to see - I loved the Pigs on the beach - too funny!
Your photos gave me more information than video I see on TV. It's vibrant and has its problems. But you made it alive. Thank you.
These are wonderful photos! I love "pig on the beach" and "stuck in the middle of Leon."
Such a wonderful collection of memories, Sharon. I missed this link up last week
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