Nicaragua - Granada to León - Sandinistas, Volcanoes and Folk Dancing February 10th 2015 When I was teenager in the '70s I read about the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua; about Sandino and Carlos Fonseca and their compañeros, how they confronted and eventually triumphed over the injustice and brutality of the Somoza dictatorship. Since that time, I have wanted to come to Nicaragua and see the land of the Sandinistas.
On Sunday we left Salinas Bay, Costa Rica, crossed the border ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Nicaragua The Pacific Coast of Nicaragua was settled as a Spanish colony from Panama in the early 16th century. Independence from Spain was declared in 1821 and the country became an independent republic in 1838. Britain occupied the Caribbean Coast in the fir... ... read more