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Old 02-28-2014, 07:13 AM   #1
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Nicaragua 2014

Nicaragua 2014: ten days in the Central American country with a Honda XR250 Tornado.
We rented it from Jurgen and Elizabeth at bike-nicaragua.com, nice and friendly company.
Elizabeth is also a very good cook :-)

Below the route and some pictures



Day 1: Stuck overnight in Miami thanks to American Airlines







Day 2: Finally in Nicaragua, Leon





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Old 02-28-2014, 07:22 AM   #2
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Old 02-28-2014, 07:28 AM   #3
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Viva Nicaragua!

Keep the posts coming! Our family goes to Nicaragua often. We do volunteer work in La Paz Centro and we have visited all the places you seem to be hitting on your map. We love Nicaragua and the people there! We are going back again in Feb. 2015.

Also, after not riding for more than 20 years, it was after a brief ride on a bike there in February 2013 that I got "the fever" again and purchased my ride that March! I have a great fondness in my heart for this country.
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Old 02-28-2014, 07:34 AM   #4
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Looking forward to this one...


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Old 02-28-2014, 08:59 AM   #7
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How much did you spend for renting ?
You come from Italy like me , which city do you come from ?
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Old 02-28-2014, 11:08 AM   #8
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How much did you spend for renting ?
50$ per day, about 36 €

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You come from Italy like me , which city do you come from ?
Milano: not so far from you!
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Old 02-28-2014, 11:35 AM   #9
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Ciao Cristiano , Thank you for your reply , Have a safe and wonderful journey !
May be we could meet in Italy in some bike trip... Ciaoo
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Old 02-28-2014, 11:42 AM   #10
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Day 3: Finally on the bike!







On the road from Leon to Estelì







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Old 02-28-2014, 12:11 PM   #11
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Looking forward to more! Curious to hear about your experiences on a rented bike. I was there in 2004 and rented a car...mistake. My wife and I were shaken down 3 times by the police in the first 2 hours (road blocks). First time they didn't want to play 'the game', and I had a pistol placed gently next to my temple. Second and third time were the usual. Returned the car and had no more troubles! Fantastic country, looking forward to a return trip. Sorry for the hijack. Carry on.
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Old 02-28-2014, 01:04 PM   #12
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this looks like something i have to do. absolutely amazing. thanks for posting.
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Old 02-28-2014, 01:15 PM   #13
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Looking forward to the report and word on how the little Honda does (pretty darn well I'm guessing!).
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Old 02-28-2014, 06:14 PM   #14
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Looking forward to more! Curious to hear about your experiences on a rented bike. I was there in 2004 and rented a car...mistake. My wife and I were shaken down 3 times by the police in the first 2 hours (road blocks). First time they didn't want to play 'the game', and I had a pistol placed gently next to my temple. Second and third time were the usual. Returned the car and had no more troubles! Fantastic country, looking forward to a return trip. Sorry for the hijack. Carry on.
Never had problems with the police iin this trip:
they stopped us two times; the first one they let us go without asking anything just as they understood we were foreigners, the second time they just asked to see the papers of the bike and my driving license, 2 minutes
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Old 03-01-2014, 04:53 AM   #15
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A beautiful pavé road up to El Sauce



With some traffic





El Sauce





And then it starts this gravel road to Estelì





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