central america

I Can’t Stop Thinking About This Mexican Sandwich

torta de chilaquiles verdes

“Beans again?” It’s a phrase my husband’s uttered over and over again throughout quarantine, today’s remark coming with an extra ounce of frustration. I’ve made beans practically every night for dinner, half for nutrition and half to work around grocery store limits. But this pot of beans isn’t for dinner, it’s for breakfast. It’s yet …

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What You Need to Know About the Mexico City Pyramids

overlooking the pyramids in mexico city

For a more substantial meal, the most interesting place to eat is at La Gruta restaurant. This restaurant is literally inside a large cave for an unbeatable atmosphere. Food is average to good, with most dishes 200-300 pesos. It’s worth it for the unique setting. There are a hundred different tours to Teotihuacan, most of …

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Scenes from Semana Santa, Antigua Guatemala

semana santa design

Imagine being woken up at 5:30 in the morning because a marching band is outside your window, the sound of cymbals and sousaphones clanging in your ear. Only three and a half hours earlier, I had been outside, painstakingly helping my neighbors prepare an intricately designed alfombra, or “carpet” for the street.  It was Semana Santa — …

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Nicaraguan Food: What to Eat in Nicaragua

what to eat in nicaragua travel guide

There’s no excuse not to try traditional Nicaraguan food on your trip: meals are usually less than $5 and absolutely delicious!  The country has a lot of variety in its cuisine, with each region having different specialties.  From coconut and other flavors on the Caribbean coast to vigorón in Granada, there’s plenty to sample.  Nicaraguan Food: …

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Places to Visit in Nicaragua: Destinations for Every Travel Style

Sunset at San Juan del Sur

Without a doubt, my short time in Nicaragua was long enough for the country to win my heart.  Every aspect of Nicaragua is extraordinary, with world-class volcanoes, stunning beaches, friendly people, and a genuine culture.  Best of all, there’s huge variety in Nicaragua destinations, so you can have a well-rounded vacation.  Here are the best …

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Best Volcanoes in Central America, as Ranked by a Volcano Junkie

the girl and globe telica volcano nicaragua

Nothing gets your heart racing like the feeling of being on an active volcano.  I’m fascinated by all things geothermal, one of the reasons that both Guatemala and Nicaragua make my list of favorite countries.  With steam, smoke, lava, and sometimes scary rumbles, there’s a lot to explore. Over the course of many trips, I’ve …

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