Rearview Mirror: Cascadas de Tamanique

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While in El Tunco I was not great at updating funlovingliving! Somehow the days went by before I knew it. From our new temporary locale in Leon, Nicaragua I am therefore taking a look in the rearview mirror to share with you what we have been up to.

A little while ago local Roberto took us on an adventure to Cascadas de Tamanique (Tamanique waterfalls) nearby. We got on a chickenbus (old, flashy, decorated American school bus – typical in Central America) in El Tunco and enjoyed a 30 minute ride to Tamanique through lush El Salvadoran landscape. Then we hiked another 30 minutes to reach the waterfalls and river at the bottom of the valley.

Roberto had told us that sandals were appropriate footwear for the hike. It did not take long until we realized that hiking boots would have been better. It was steep and muddy. We slid under and inside our flip flops. Kyler attempted the barefoot approach, but due to insects and thorns on the path that is not to be recommended.

Cascadas de Tamanique unvailed themselves as we reached the bottom of the valley slope. They consist of different deep pools at different elevations, making it possible to jump from one pool to the next before climbing back up. Really cool!

A 10 second countdown photo of the gang. Takk for turen!

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