Nicaragua What to Pack

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Nicaragua What to Pack

  • Portrait Photography Made Easier

    Although Nicaraguans have cell phones and are aware of technology, iPhones are rare, and some digital photographic equipment very unsual. To get good portrait photos I take a portable 3x5" image printer. I find it easier to get good portraits of children and families if I print and give them a hard copy of the picture I take. Another technique is...

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  • Baggage Considerations--Be Generous to...

    It's very popular to "backpack" through Central America, but I don't see the advantage in this. Young people from the USA and Europe crowd onto buses bulked by awkward backpacks that get in everyone's way. Backpacks are hard to secure with locks, so good luck bringing home treasure ceramics in a soft-sided backpack.Per person, we recommend taking a...

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    Soft-sided luggage with wheels is easier to carry and expect everything to have a continual film of dirt especially when traveling out of urban areas. Lightweight easy washable and easy dry as you will change often due to humidity and dirt and dust everywhere. Waterproof shoes adviseable. At least 70% DEET as there are many mosquitoes due to the...

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  • Remember film and mosquito repellent!

    Backbag with some sort of waterproof cover. Raincoat.Rubberboots if you plan on going to the numerous cloud forests.Sunglasses and a hat.Light, long trousers for the forests. Live milk bacteria tablets (e.g. Idoform if you're from Finland) to keep your stomach in good condition.Mosquito rebellent. Bring your own films. They cost about 10$ each...

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  • Mosquitos repellent, Suncreens, hat!

    Don't bring too many! A backpack is a must! Sandals, boots, comfortable cotton clothes, bathing suit, Denim jacket! Toiletries and Alka-Seltzer, Peptobismol! Lots of rolls! Great place for Camping on the beach!

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    Be sure pack the most important thing when traveling to the third world : gifts for the children. I carried a small deck of Disney cards which made great icebreakers in out of the way places. If you have room in your pack, it would also not be a bad idea to bring along some old clothes to give away. People in Managua are in dire need of charity.

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    Do not visit in September or October. It is the 'rainy' season. When I say rainy, I mean constant tropical downpours. It rained every day, all day, all night, for the entire week. It was kind of cool in a way. The bugs are huge, there are bats everywhere. This is not a country for the faint hearted.

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    We stayed up in the mountains of Esteli. The sun was very strong and I still got sunburned despite sunscreen, thus my nickname 'Erikita la langostita.' It was warm during the day and sometimes chilly at night, though it didn't rain much in November. If you look like me, you will need sunscreen and a hat. You can buy most medical supplies at the...

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    not to heavy bags, cause you won't know which transport you'll choose (bus...). hiking shoes, summer dressing (it's very hot)if possible, a mosquito net (depends on the accommodation) medicine against flue, mosquito bites you will always get everything you need, if you have the money. Some ewuipments are sold in wooden shacks. But they...

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