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Karina currently�lives in Nicaragua, where she intermingles with the local animals and wildlife, and occasionally likes to dangle her fishing rod into the Pacific waters. Before her days in the Land of Lakes and Volcanoes, she studied Latin American Literature at the University of British Columbia, as well as studying tourism and international business in Mexico. When not fishing, Karina also enjoys learning Russian, surfing, and raising her cat and two chickens.

  • Hometown

    Toronto, Canada

  • Work published


  • Travel philosophy

    The less you carry, the farther you go.

  • Bizarre experience

    Traveling with some people I had known half a day, and being expected to share my one sandwich with the five of them.

  • Dream destination

    Above-water bungalows somewhere in the South Pacific, or Moscow, Russia.

  • Traveled before

    I have traveled throughout Mexico and the Caribbean, Argentina, Chile, Peru, and Central America.

  • Going next

    El Salvador

Karina Zobolotny's Guide Book Entries


  • Safety

    Jan 12, 2009 - Chinandega, Nicaragua

    Chinandega is a fairly safe city, but as with other places in the country, common sense should prevail. Avoid carrying ......

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  • Getting around

    Jan 12, 2009 - Chinandega, Nicaragua

    The downtown area of Chinandega is fairly small, and probably the best way to get around is on foot. For ......

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  • Getting to and Away

    Jan 12, 2009 - Chinandega, Nicaragua

    The bus schedule from the Santa Ana Market is as follows: To Jiquilillo and Padre Ramos: every 40 minutes, from ......

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  • Pochomil and Masachapa

    Jan 28, 2009 - Pochomil and Masachapa, Nicaragua

    Managua’s closest beaches, Masachapa and Pochomil, are easily accessible by car or bus. Their long stretches of sand are lined ......

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  • Playa Jiquilillo

    Jan 14, 2009 - Playa Jiquilillo, Nicaragua

    Jiquilillo, a fishing village located on a wide stretch of beach, is a town that has seen its share of ......

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  • Playa Aserradores

    Jan 14, 2009 - Playa Aserradores, Nicaragua

    Aserradores is a small fishing town that features a popular surfing beach. There is a point break just north of ......

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  • Jiquilillo Hotel Summary

    Mar 13, 2009 - Playa Jiquilillo, Nicaragua

    Rustic accommodations are your only options in Jiquilillo. Frequent electricity and water shortages occur, so be prepared with your own ......

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  • Los Cardones

    Jan 30, 2009 - Pochomil and Masachapa, Nicaragua

    An eco/surf lodge in front of the beach, Los Cardones provides a tranquil setting in a beautifully natural atmosphere. The ......

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  • Hotel Vista al Mar

    Jan 30, 2009 - Pochomil and Masachapa, Nicaragua

    Hotel Vista al Mar is located on the beach in Masachapa and is a small hotel with simple rooms and ......

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  • La Bohemia

    Jan 13, 2009 - Chinandega, Nicaragua

    Located right next door to Hotel El Chinandego, La Bohemia is a restaurant/bar open noon to midnight. Its interior is ......

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  • Antigua Restaurante

    Jan 13, 2009 - Chinandega, Nicaragua

    Set in a colonial style building with a charming inner courtyard, the Antigua Restaurant (previously called Lagos) provides fine dining ......

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  • Rana Roja

    Dec 02, 2008 - Nicaragua

    An Argentine- Italian couple own this pizza restaurant. Its thatched roof, bamboo walls and bar make for a modernly tropical ......

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  • Iglesia El Calvario

    Jan 13, 2009 - Chinandega, Nicaragua

    Rebuilt by Bishop Monsignor Manual Ulloa y Calvo in 1874, this church was also destroyed in the earthquake of 1885 ......

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  • Parroquia Santa Ana

    Jan 12, 2009 - Chinandega, Nicaragua

    Parroquia Santa Ana is the church which Chinandega was built around and currently can be found in the middle of ......

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  • Santuario de Nuestra Señora Guadalupe

    Jan 12, 2009 - Chinandega, Nicaragua

    A charming bright blue church that is one of Chinadega’s prettiest sights, the Santuario de Nuestra Señora Guadalupe was originally ......

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  • Tourism Office

    Nov 26, 2008 - Managua, Nicaragua

    The tourism office (INTUR) offers brochures, cultural information and detailed maps of the city. You can buy videos or music ......

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  • Volunteering in Nicaragua

    Jan 20, 2009 - Nicaragua

    When visiting a country like Nicaragua, even for a short term, volunteering is a valuable experience and can make a ......

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  • El Porvenir

    Jan 20, 2009 - Managua, Nicaragua

    El Porvenir is an organization based in Denver that relies on donations from companies and individuals to help build water ......

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