Hotel Casa Naranja
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!Hola de Managua!
If you guessed Nicaragua from my clues, then you got it!
I am on the Spanish speaking side of Nicaragua - the Pacific. Yes, Nicaragua does have an English speaking side - the Caribbean.
From the air, this place is lush green next to the giant Lago de Managua and non-threatening. But once on the ground, …
You would never know from these photos that we were in a city that nearly everyone condemned as highly dangerous. We enjoyed this beautiful colonial style hotel (our only 4 star for the month!) and then high-tailed it out of Managua the very next morning.
We had dinner at Dona Haydee, just a block away. It was Nicaraguan specialty food, including Nacatamal. It's only served Fridays and Saturdays, and is a giant tamale with pork, potatoes, onions, and raisins inside. It's just okay- could use more pork and maybe some hot sauce. Nothing an ice cold beer can't help. On the taxi ride from the domestic …
... one small step to go to the Corn Islands. It's just not possible to get to the Corn Islands in one day, so we had to stay in Managua overnight. The city has about 2 million of the country's 6 million inhabitants, so it's decent sized. Had a really great taxi driver to our hotel who spoke nice slow Spanish so my one-semester-of-Spanish could …
... 1) because my dance speciality is swing/lindy hop, but I only dabble in salsa from time to time and 2) the shoes I brought in my luggage slid around on the floor and made me nervous.
So I have to say I spent a good amount of time that night at Fandago watching people dance..until this one guy from Nicaragua who spoke absolutely no english (he kept saying "Apprendamos" meaning we can learn together) pulled me on the dance floor ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Adjoining Rooms
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service