Isla Omotepe

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Departamento Rivas

Ometepe is with his 270 km² the world largest volcanic island in an sweet water lake! Its name derives from the Nahuatl words ome (two) and tepetl (mountain), meaning two mountains. The two volcanoes of Concepción and Maderas are joined by a low isthmus to form one island in the shape of an hourglass or peanut.



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Granada Departament

The way from Leon to Granada leads us through a dramatic scenery of mountains, lush forests and the vast lake Managua. Not intending on a visit of the capitol, Managua, we still had a nice view from the mountain range above. The city is surrounded on one side by the lake and on the other by the lush green. Due to this unique setting it doesn't appear like a 2.3 Mio. citizens metropolis. Shortly after we arrived in Granada. The city was founded in 1524 by Francisco Hernández de Córdoba, ostensibly the first European city in mainland America!



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Leon Departament

Except of the nice sounding name of Leon I didn't know nothing about this place. To be honest I just found out now that it has the second oldest university of central America (1813), that it’s the second biggest city in Nicaragua after Managua (210,100) and hosts the largest cathedral of central America! Well so much to the quick facts, if you want to know how I spend my time here hit the “Flip out” button!