Just an overnight stop
Trip Start Nov 15, 2009
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Paulo and I camped out in a cheap hostel in Managua for the night and we both got up at 4am, me to catch a 5am bus and Paolo for his changed flight to France.
Managua itself, is a dodgy and dirty city - very run down. But then again Nicaragua is the poorest of the central American countries, a bit like Bolivia. Paolo and I walked around Managua a bit to buy my bus ticket, change money, check out one of the shopping malls and have some lunch. But whilst walking round we bumped into a guy off our plane from the Corn Islands who said his taxi driver (who was sitting right next to him - they'd spotted us walking along the street) said it wasn't safe for us to be walking around and we should catch a cab if we needed to go somewhere. I had thought it was a bit dodgy but walking with someone else is always safer.
Observations typical of Nicaragua:
1. They love their rocking chairs / in hostels, outside shops, in coffee shops.
2. Nicaraguan Spanish is difficult to understand - the miss out s's at the end of words and use 'vos' instead of 'tu'
3. Flor de Cana rum is very popular and cheap too!