Nicaragua – Ometepe

Footage we shot during our recent trip to Nicaragua in February 2012. We spent the first day in Moyogalpa, and then headed off to the Maderas side of the island and stayed at the Hacienda Merida. All the wildlife, sunset shots, etc are from that side of the island. The awesome bird footage Irena got was kayaking in the Rio Istián area between the islands, the swimming & tree swing shots are from the pool at Ojo de Agua, and the waterfall is in San Ramon (tough hike!). The time lapse boat shots, and people in rough water all came while we were waiting on the mainland in San Jose for the ferry to the island. The children shots were mostly walking around Merida or of the schoolkids they teach English to at the Hacienda Merida. Footage by Irena Sapilak. You can check out her video of our travels at Also check out her photography at Editing by me in iMovie '11 We carried a lot of equipment with us, including, a Nikon d7000, Panasonic GH2, Panansonic SD-600, tripod & monopod. If you've see my Chiapas footage, you'll see the difference (well Irena is the difference but...). Music: "More" by Tyrone Wells, a very nice song that I have no rights to use. Feel free to comment or message me if you have any questions about Ometepe. Get there soon as an airport is opening this year and will surely change the vibe I'm sure!