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Going to Nicaragua

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Going to Nicaragua


I am standing on the verge of leaving another country. I am happy. I am very ready to leave Costa Rica. The Nicaraguans are dangerous I was told so many times here that I figure I may as well go to Nicaragua.

I also have work there. I really like having projects to do while traveling. I think it makes my life seem a little more regular, although I know it is a life less normal. I think that my mind is over active, I need projects to channel this over activity or else I would end up in the middle of Antarctica.

If I did not have projects, I know that I would be lost somewhere in Antarctica.

This website venture has been the biggest project that I have undertaken since the collecting of hockey cards when I was young. All day long I would sort, organize, and check the values of my hockey cards just to come up with some new organizational scheme and do it all over again the next day.

I think Vagabond Journey.com is very similar to my hockey card collection. Mira looked at me a few hours ago with a sort of awry look on her face.

“You can do that stuff all day long, can’t you?” she asked referring to the fact that I did sit in front of my computer and worked on the website all day long. I laughed as her question suddenly reminded me that I have always been like this, I have always been able to fully concentrate on something for days on end without becoming board. I did this for years with hockey cards. Now I do it with the Vagabond Journey.com site.

I decided to postpone my journey up to Ostional, Nicaragua for a couple of days to allow me to interview a Guatemalan revolutionary who had to seek refuge in Costa Rica. A magazine approved me to do another article for them, and I could not refuse.

The day after tomorrow I should be boarding a bus for the border. I was in Nicaragua in the summer of 2006. I would like to explore Nicaragua a little closer. But I do not wish to return to Managua.

That is for sure.

Romance is for the hills and rivers, not the cities.

Wade from Vagabond Journey.com
Barva, Costa Rica
February 10, 2008

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Filed under: Central America, Costa Rica, Nicaragua

About the Author:

Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 76 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to Forbes, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3054 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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