I recently Spent two weeks in Nicaragua on vacation. It was great.
The capital managua is a fairly modern city and looks like a huge suburb, Most of the commercial down town area that had the taller buildings where destroyed in the earth quake of 1972 and never rebuilt. All that remains is the Bank of America Building which is the Tallest building in the city and the Inter-continental hotel where Howard Hughes was living (when the earth quake struck, He left within 5 minutes and watched as the city burned from his private plane).
The shell of the old Cathedral still stands but hasn't been occupied since the quake.
Old U.S buses, Mass transit Nica Style..
digging for a bottle of Coke
most stores have armed guards
Old colonial city of Granada, Established in the early 1500's by Spanish Conquistidor Fransisco Cordoba.
La Merced Church. Built in 1534 is said to be the oldest church in the America's..
Views from the bell tower..
Mombachu volcano in the distance..
Isletas... 300 little Volcanic Rock islands from the shore of Lake Nicaragua At Granada.
Isle of Monkeys
Volcano Apoyo crater lake...
Some Nun's in training
Volcanic Island Ometepe formed when two volcanos emerged from lake Nicaragua (worlds only freshwater sharks are found here)
Where we stayed a few days In Ometepe.
Concepcion in background.
Monkey skull I found on a trail in a Lagoon near the resort..
Our Campsite at La Flor Reserve on the pacific ocean..