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Leon, Nicaragua, Church, Cathedral,UNESCO,Baroque, Neo-classical, design, Ruben Dario

The León Cathedral personifies its community. Officially know as Insigne y Real Basílica Catedral de la Asunción de la Bienaventurada Virgen María, it was granted World Heritage Status by UNESCO in 2011. The construction on Central America’s largest cathedral began in 1746 and was completed in 1814. It was finally consecrated many years later in 1860. Designed by Diego José de Porres Esquivel, it may be one of the most iconic images… Read More

Backpack, trave, traveller, hostels, Nicaragua, guide

Hostel Etiquette Hostels are great way to meet people, exchange ideas, swap travel tips, and save money. While searching for house, I stayed in hostels to save money. It is essential for everyone that you do your part by being respectful. In this post, I am focusing on a few things that I find most important.

hostal, cockroach, traveling, expat, bed, vermin, bed

Look What I Found in My Bed I woke this morning to a surprise in my bed. I am not one to get startled or annoyed at seeing vermin. When traveling, you encounter all sorts of unpleasantries. Mice, rats, snakes, bats, lizards, newts, salamanders, and cockroaches. I’m sure that I am not alone when I say “I don’t want them sleeping with me.”

kitchen, outdoor, Leon, Nicaragua, buy a house, real estate, doors

The Search I spent nearly four months looking for the right house in Nicaragua. Most of my time was spent searching in Léon. I settled on León because it reminded me of the university town that I called home for over twenty years.