It´s like going back in time!
Trip Start Jul 31, 2005
209Trip End Sep 05, 2007
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Leon is a city in northern Nicaragua and was once the capital before that title was moved to Managua. Leon was a charming city, there was a big plaza where you could sit and chill out, we did that both nights we were there looking at Central Americas largest cathedral
The streets of the city were quite busy, some were cobblestoned and very pretty with some glorious buildings, on our first night we found a lady cooking up steak sandwiches and massive cheeseburgers just off of the main plaza - cheap and delicious.
We stayed in a cool hostel in the city, it was so hot and humid though that last night we couldnt sleep...that could of been the Mojitos and beer we drank in the hostel bar to cool down though!
Leon was a great city to visit, but there was not a huge amount to see and do, the sandboarding down a volcano was fully booked, so we just chilled out, wandered around, did internet things and called home at long last....this morning we jumped on a microbus to the capital Managua and then another an hour south on the lake shore to the handsome city of Granada.
Compared to Honduras, Nicaragua is obviously much poorer, the infrastructure is not so good, things are cheaper, there are lots of beggars and street kids, people drive around by horse and cart as well as car, it reminds us of Cambodia - itīs beautiful.