Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret

When I first got the (very last min) invitation to go to Nicaragua I thought ok fun a whole new place! But I would be lying if I said I didn’t have to google images to really see what this country was all about. I saw gorgeous beaches, bright blue lagoons, crazy active volcanoes and lots more greenery.  Having lived next to a very poor part of Mexico most of my life I wasn’t nervous about going to a 3rd world country at all. It definitely will be overwhelming, maybe scary too if you’re not use to that. The best thing in Nicaragua is hands down their long sunsets. You’ll never want to miss one while there. Here is one of many.

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We did a boat activity one day and when I say boat its a small canoe type thing that can literally fall over if one of us disturbs the balance. Note: There are sharks in that area. Our tour guide was very cool. He made the group his home-made Micheladas which were amazing!!  (almost impossible to get a decent one back home in Vegas). He went on to tell us a long time ago a volcano had erupted,  making 350 small islands as a result. Some islands were tiny while others could fit several homes. We stopped by one that was home to a few spider monkeys. Too adorable!

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Most of my days were spent soaking up the sun and getting lost in this view from our back yard.

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On February 14th we went to visit Mukul Resort, located along the southwest Pacific shore. They are most popular for their amazing spa. They have 6 uniquely designed spa sanctuaries. This visit we tried the “Crystal Temple”. It was the most romantic, peaceful, intimate experience I have ever had in a spa.

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We rented a private villa for the night. From the outdoor jacuzzi to the bamboo bathroom to the huge cozy bed, I was obsessed. So much better than I could have imagined. For a while it felt like we were somewhere else, somewhere far. Over all Nicaragua is such a free, humbling, peaceful place to visit and among my favorite.

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“I’m not unhappy, for the most part, although I do think there is a certain emptiness and meaningless that I feel, sort of like a homesickness. People feel homesick when they are not surrounded by familiar things, when they are being seen out of context, when things change too quickly. They are faced with the transitory and delicate nature of life, and with the fact that their secure little existence is basically a lie constructed to soothe their uneasiness about facing the world head on, with all of its unknowns. People don’t like looking into the abyss, and for good reason. But a sociopath life means always being aware of the abyss.” – M.E. Thomas

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6 Comments

    • classiccarmen
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      April 23, 2018 / 7:32 PM

      Thanks!!

      • April 23, 2018 / 7:34 PM

        Anytime! Gosh you travel so much! How do you have so much time for that?

      • classiccarmen
        Author
        April 23, 2018 / 7:42 PM

        I make time for the things I love!

      • April 23, 2018 / 8:05 PM

        Gosh how much do you travel per year?

  1. May 7, 2018 / 12:57 PM

    Lucky you to experience all of this.

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