Saturday, October 8, 2011

"Nicaragua - Corn Islands" Saanddk's photos around Corn Islands, Nicaragua (lake nicaragua squid)

Preview of Saanddk's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow creator. Entry from: Corn Islands, Nicaragua Entry Title: "Nicaragua - Corn Islands" Entry: "Hola Charlotte here: Monday morning we bought our airline tickets in Granada to fly out the same afternoon to the Corn Islands. We were picked up at lunch time and drove the 1hr journey to the airport in Managua to catch our plane at 2pm. We´d been told that we were lucky to get tickets to fly out the same day because the plane only accomodates 15 people, so I had no high expectations of the plane or the terminal we´d be flying from. But I had thought that the terminal would be more than a shack (it wasn´t!), and that the plane would at least be from this side of World War II (it wasn´t!). Anyhow, the $165 we paid for the return ticket couldn´t go to waste so we boarded the..."thing"... with shaking knees, a rapid heart beat and, although not religious, we both prayed to God...just in case. Once onboard the small twin prop, the flight was actually fairly pleasant. We didn´t seem to fly at a very high altitude (not sure whether that was intentional, or a result of the inability to pressurise the cabin!) so we had an amazing view of Lake Nicaragua, the lush jungle and ultimately the Carribean Sea, as we flew towards the islands. The Corn Islands are two islands (affectionately/ridiculously known as "Big Corn" and "Little ...

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