Matagalpa, Nicaragua

I woke up my first morning at the El Castillo hotel in Matagalpa to no running water.  The hotel apologized, said the water came and went, that it was a Matagalpa issue,  pointing to the 50 gallon barrel of purified water they kept on hand, and handed me a bucket of water.  So it was … Continue reading Matagalpa, Nicaragua


Leon, Nicaragua

Leon was what I needed to wash the taste of Granada from my mouth. From Granada, I took a minibus to Managua, where I connected to another minibus to Leon.  It took about three hours and cost about $2.50, it was air-conditioned, and it beat a chicken bus. From the bus station, I took a … Continue reading Leon, Nicaragua