5 weeks… 5 things we love about Nicaragua!
The past few weeks in Nicaragua have been an adventure! Here’s a list of some of the five things we love about Nicaragua.
Five Things We Love About Nicaragua.
I’m a self-confessed chocolate addict! My happiness is directly linked to the amount of chocolate I eat, so you can imagine my horror when I couldn’t find much chocolate in Nicaragua. For a pretty penny you can buy a Snicker or a packet of M&Ms, but that’s about it! Luckily, I could drown my sorrows in ice-cream… And if there’s one thing you can get in Nicaragua, it’s ice-cream! From ice-cream shops on every corner, to men pushing ice-cream trolleys up and down the streets… There’s ice-cream everywhere.
2. THE OCEAN VIEW
Nicaragua is beautiful! Sure it’s rustic and can be quite dirty in parts, but the ocean views are amazing…
3. THE CLIMATE
We arrived in the dry season, and it was HOT! Very hot… Depending on where you are in the country it can be pretty stifling. But in the evenings, it’s bliss! From 6pm I was in heaven… Sitting on a hammock, reading my book!
4. PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Once we got the hang of it, it was a breeze to catch chicken buses all over the country!
Unless you’re in San Juan Del Sur, the country is pretty cheap… We had tacos for R10! Bus trips for R8! It’s all very affordable… Of course in San Juan Del Sur that all flies out the window, and prices triple.
On the flip-side…
Although we’ve just listed the five things we love about Nicaragua. There are a few things we could live without. Here are our pet peeves.
1. MOSQUITO BITES AND FLYING BUGS
The first few nights I was in Nicaragua I was covered in Mosquito bites! And along with mosquitos you had a ton of flying bugs around (most I’d never seen before). By day 2 I didn’t even flinch if a bug flew near me… But the worst was sleeping at night and having little bugs join you in bed! It would always result in me flying out of the bed, waking up Tyrone and doing a full bedroom sweep for all insects of any kind.
2. SWIMMING POOLS
It’s like gold in Nicaragua! Besides from a few hotels, almost no one has a swimming pool. For those that allowed people to use their pools, you could be charged anything from $5 to $10 per person…
3. THE CLIMATE
Did I mention it was HOT!
The litter was a real shock for me, there is litter everywhere… It covers the side of the road and is washed up on all the beaches. It can really distract from how beautiful the country is.
That’s a quick sum up of the things we enjoyed, as well as the things we could live without… I’m sure this wont be the last time we’re in the country!