2004-06-11 Fishing village of San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua
It's been two months that I am on the road so this is a good point to
summarize a bit what traveling has been all about. The food has been
great - I have been eating mangoes every single day with no exceptions.
Ordering juices at restaurants means that some lady will get a few
oranges/papayas/other/ and hand squeeze them into a tall glass. After
ordering fries, you hear the potatoes being cut with a knife on a
wooden board. Platanas are the best - fries bananas, yum! And yeah,
everything is dirt cheap. A full meal with a drink typically costs
about $4 at a restaurant. When eating at "commodores", it more like
Actually, here is another interesting fact that may inspire you to do
some traveling - during the last two months I spent just under $2000
all together. Meaning, it's $1000 per month - and this is with
scuba-diving and everything!
I have come to conclusion that cities themselves are not all that
interesting to me. I have been to a few, some of the most recommended
ones in fact, and really, buildings are just buildings. On the other
hand, hiking active volcanoes, swimming in secluded lakes, exploring
ancient ruins, has been way more interesting. So yeah, I got to
concentrate on doing outdoorsy stuff more.
Another neat thing about traveling with no particular time limit in
mind is that, I don't have to plan ahead more than couple of hours in
advance. If I ran into someone interesting enough to talk to or may be
play a game of pool, I have no problems at all staying in that town for
another day, or two. Plus, not having to rush through any place means
that I see a lot more than someone who budgets his/her visits to a
certain amount of time.
Well OK, at this point I am in southern part of Nicaragua, San Juan Del
Sur. There are some of the worlds finest surfing beaches around here,
so I am thinking of sticking around for a few days and learning to
serf. After that,... who knows, but probably I'll continue to Costa