Crowne Plaza Hotel Managua
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Our first day in Nicaragua, woke up to a scorching hot day. From the balcony of our room we could see that we were very close to the Sandino monument, so we decided to take a walk to it.
Leaving the safety of the hotel we walked around the corner, passed some army barracks and up to some steps that led up to what looked like an eternal …
So Susanna came to Jinotepe today to show me how to ride the bus to other cities. It turns out that the process is a bit more complicated than I originally imagined. First of all, there are no formal bus stops, just generalized areas were people wait. There's a ton of buses that come through cities looking to pick up and cram in as many passengers as possible. They can range from mini-shuttle vans to full scale ...
... the most uncomfortable mattress ever, so after my day I got myself a real hotel room that has ac, a real bed, towels, and even hot water (most of these aren't standard in half the places so far). Tomorrow I should be off to Belize City and hopefully make my way to either Cay Caulker (access to the "blue hole") or down to Hopkins (beach town with access to reef and Mayan ruins) depending on timing and connections when I ...
... on the wall at the hostel here that made us realize how very little of the country we actually did see. Maybe a quarter of it. At best. The tourist hot spots and a few extras. In order to see the rest I would need to really learn Spanish. Not just enough to be able to order a beer. Steph and I were talking about what Nicaragua might look like in 10 years. I think it will exponentially different. With tourism being their main source of revenue and more and more people ...
... straightforward ride along mostly single lane roads, slowed by buses and trucks. Stopped once at a gas station to check the map and have a couple of cold drinks, then when getting back on the bike after a 20 minute break I forgot to put on my Camelback.. About 20 miles later some guy in a car hooted his horn a few times but I did not have a clue what he was complaining about. I guess he was just trying to help and tell me it had fallen off the ...
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