2011 ended with a big finish! We explored a land we never imagined we'd visit, yet found to be amazing at every turn. Nicaragua is a land of many contrasts: colonial cities, active volcanoes, and cloud forest canopies. We visited La Isla de Ometepe, our very own \"Christmas Island\" and ended the year on the Pacific beaches surrounding San Juan del Sur. We kayaked, hiked, and even did a little surfing--on the volcano and off the shore.The three of us (Marnie, Steve, and our good friend Sam) documented our adventures and misadventures and are excited to share them with you.