I just came back from my trip through Nicaragua, and I want to go back. But this time for a different reason.
I usually travel with a bunch of activities and sightseeing to check off a list, but for once I got on a plane with absolutely no idea of what I’d be doing once at my destination. Acutally, that’s a lie. The one thing I knew I wanted to do was volcano-boarding and I never did it–ah!
This trip was about waking up every morning and having absolutely no idea whatsoever of what I’d be doing that day. And I think Nicaragua is the perfect place for such a trip, because it’s so easy to meet people. In every youth hostel I stayed in, I met a dozen of awesome travellers, most of them travelling on their own, and we quickly bonded around a bottle of Rum Flor de Caña before going out to explore the beautiful cities we were in.
Also, most travellers are doing the same ”loop” around Nicaragua–from Granada, to Ometepe, to San Juan del Sur, to Léon. So it happens very often to meet a familiar face on a chicken bus or ferry to your next destination.
So if you’re travelling on your own for the first time and are a little bit nervous about it, I think Nicaragua is an awesome choice for you. You’ll never be alone, unless you really want to be.
Anyway, this is just a short post to say I want to go back to Nicaragua, but not because I have a list of things I want to do there. No. Because I want to not make any plans for a little while.
I want to go somewhere where no one else has a plan either.
Where we can all not make plans together.