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Volcano Boarding Near Leon, Nicaragua

A single line of hikers trudged up the blackened earth in front of me. The ground shifted beneath me and suddenly I found myself three foot further down the volcano, Cerro Negro, than I had been before. The rocks and ash were burning to the touch. Maybe at the next break there might be some reprieve, I thought, maybe at the next stop there will be some shade.

Cerro Negro volcano boarding leon nicaragua

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Review of Times Hostel, Camden Place, Dublin

I stayed at Times Hostel, Camden Place, Dublin for two nights between 3rd and 5th of October 2013.

We were booked into a four bed private dorm with ensuite private bathroom. If I remember correctly, it cost around £16 a night and we booked through Hostel Bookers. As we were travelling to celebrate a friend’s birthday, we’d been torn between a cheap hotel or a hostel, but we were all very happy with our choice.

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Why Leon Is My Favourite City We Visited This Summer

There were people everywhere. Children playing with light up toys in the street, food vendors busy grilling in the square and lovers holding hands whilst they jumped over the huge hole left from the roadworks.

It was the first place we visited that was as bustling during the night time as it was during the day.

Main square Leon Nicaragua at night

Arriving in the dark, it filled my heart to see the main square in front of the cathedral was humming with activity. Despite a 3am start, a days drive across Honduras and a long, sweaty wait at the border, I was itching to get out there and join them. Continue reading