León laziness

León was where Clinton’s and my travel stories diverged. Having agreed to take a few days apart, Clinton departed for the highlands around Esteli while I remained in León and shifted from Tortuga Booluda (Lazy Turtle) to Lazybones hostel. Sense a theme here?

Volcano boarding at Cerro Negro

I couldn’t let myself leave León without partaking in the crazy-sounding sport of volcano boarding on Volcan Cerro Negro!

From one turtle to another! El Salvador to Nicaragua by boat

This was our most fun border crossing to date, complete with island-hopping, birdwatching, swimming and rocking up to the Nicaraguan immigration office in bathers/boardies. It wasn’t the cheapest option, but it was definitely a unique way to travel and we made it safely from one turtle hostel to another: Tortuga Verde (the Green Turtle) near…