Leon, Nicaragua: Colonial Buildings, Rich Culture, and the Infamous Quesillo

Despite the tone of my last post, Leon, Nicaragua has much more to offer than just volcano boarding. In fact, before I even knew volcano boarding existed I was interested in visiting this colonial, political university town. Leon and its university played an integral role in the country’s relatively recent civil war, and I suspected that visiting Leon would mean diving headfirst into Nicaragua’s culture. … Continue reading Leon, Nicaragua: Colonial Buildings, Rich Culture, and the Infamous Quesillo

Volcano Boarding in Leon, Nicaragua

I arrived in Nicaragua brimming  with excitement for several reasons. For one, it was the first major stop and most-anticipated country of my Central America trip. Even better, my first week would be spent with my perfectly exquisite friend Sabina. To top it all off, Sabina and I were heading to the colonial city of Leon to experience an infamous, absurd-sounding, mind-boggling adventure sport: volcano boarding. Leon … Continue reading Volcano Boarding in Leon, Nicaragua