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Suchitoto, El Salvador colorful houses
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Suchitoto - the place of flowers and birds

Suchitoto almost feels like a little journey in time and space after we visited busy San Salvador. The city's name originates from the Nahual language and translates into "place of flowers and birds." Known as the cultural capital, Suchi's colorful historic houses are home to art galleries, boutique hostels, and NGOs. On top of that, little Suchitoto offers and exciting surrounding for outdoor and history enthusiasts.
San Salvador, centro Historico
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San Salvador - a resilient capital, rich in history, scars and hope

San Salvador, El Salvador's resilient heart. The capital bears deeps scares, many of them still visible at Centro Histórico and in the hearts and memories of its inhabitants. Its heartache was omnipresent, yet the city's fierce determination for a better future, its hopes and aspirations are infectious and the reason why San Salvador is our favorite capital in Central America.
El Salvador's best beaches: Playa esteron, El Cuco at sunset
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Surfing El Salvador: Discover El Cuco & Playa Las Flores

El Cuco is a sleepy little village. It’s busier on the weekends as many El Salvadorians come to enjoy the stunning beaches. El Cuco is winged by two impressive beaches on either side, Playa Esteron, a remote white-grey sand beach, and Playa Las Flores, which boasts world-class waves for surfing.
Border crossing by boat from Nicaragua to El salvador
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Golfo de Fonseca - our most unique border crossing

Golfo de Fonseca, an archipelago shared by Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador, a former playground for pirates, afforded us with the most stunning and relaxing border crossing experience in our backpacking history.
Calvario chruch in Léon, Nicaragua
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Léon - home to poetry and revolution

Our love affair with Leon started on Valentine’s day. Contrary to Granada, Nicaragua’s second largest city feels much more authentic and is not overrun by tourists. The drop-dead gorgeous city manages to maintain it’s genuine charm. Just outside of Léon, numerous volcanos wait for you to climb or surf them. And as if this wasn’t enough, some of Nicaragua’s most beautiful beach and surf spots are just around the corner.
Masaya, Nicaragua
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Masaya - Nicaragua's folklore capital

From the admittedly touristy, but still beautiful Granada, we set off to the cultural and folklore capital, Masya. The bubbly city is famous for its passion for music, dance and traditional crafts. Stroll around the and discover colorful corners of the ingenious influenced small town. Masaya will surprise you with its creative diversity and authentic charm. Most of all, charming Massaya bursts with life.
Granada, Nicaragua: colorful houses
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Granada - Nicaragua's colonial beauty

G-R-A-N-A-D-A, we almost want to color every letter when we think about this stunning colonial city. As always we arrived in the dark and only got a glimpse of the city after sunset. As we were looking for our Airbnb we passed grand churches and Calle la Calzada, a street lined with cafes, restaurants, and shops, buzzing with locals and tourists alike. The vibrant, elegant and lively city was screaming to be explored. We weren't able to resist Granda's charm and ventured out for a little walk after we arrived. Granada, one of the oldest cities in the Americas is frolicking with colorful buildings and delightful alleys.
Isla Ometepe volcano view
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Isla Ometepe - Nicaragua's mysterious volcanic island

Isla Ometepe is a truly unique place. As for so many, the island was without a doubt one of our highlights. The world's largest freshwater lake is surrounded by the pristine waters of Central America's largest lake, Lago Nicaragua. Formed by two volcanos Conception and Maderas, the island took the shape of an infinity symbol. The once native Nahual people called the island "two hills" (Ome = two, tepe = hills). Isla Ometepe's mystical charm and breathtaking rugged landscape have intrigued been intriguing mankind ever since. As you approach the island with its twin-coned silhouette dramatically rising into the horizon the boat ride itself brings the promise of a magical experience.
Stone Town, Zanzibar narrow alleys
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Stone Town - Wander the alleys to past times

We quickly lost ourselves wandering the narrow streets of Zanzibar’s cultural heart: Stone Town. It almost feels like a journey in time as we pass decayed buildings. Stone Town is sheer incredible, and we promise you, that you'll be mesmerized at every corner!
Lake Natron is home to millions of flamingos
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Lake Natron - Masailand and breathtaking landscapes

We had heard of Lake Natron before our arrival to Tanzania and of course the pictures of the bright red lake we stumbled upon during our online research sparked our interest. But, we thought to visit Lake Natron was off limits due to our time and budget restrictions. Quite unexpectedly we found ourselves on one of the most mesmerizing journeys through Masailand!