Nicaragua, January 2011

In late January, Roadmonkey returns to the land of Rubén Darío, one of Latin America€™s most revered poets, to explore & hike two spectacular volcanoes - one of them still quite active - and then build a kitchen for a school in the northern highlands near Honduras.

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expedition route & itinerary

Our adventure begins in the colonial city of Grenada, about 1 hour south of Managua, and takes to a volcanic lake for a swim and lunch en route to the Isla de Ometepe: the island in the middle of Lake Nicaragua from which rise the twin volcanoes, one dormant, one still active. For four days, we€™ll explore the volcanoes and the island they form. Then we€™ll drive north, to Cusmapa, the highest point in Nicaragua, to complete our 3-day kitchen-building project.

Check Out the Playground Our 2010 Nicaragua Expedition Team Built

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