I've said it a handful of times on this trip, but I could live in this place. I haven't gotten a great vibe from the locals yet toward westerners, but I think thats justified. Every american here on the gringo-trail does nothing but drink rum (Flora de cana 7 year is $8 bucks a bottle, as a rum drinker I'm elated) and obnoxiously galavant around the city. Plus the whole 1970's thing probably hasn't been forgotten.
In the van its a little different. We swing through hostels for a shower and some reliable internet, but the party scene hasn't really been an element on this trip. We have our fun but we're usually asleep by 9 and up by 5. That is especially true here. We found a camp spot on the beach about 15 min outside of town. I'm up and surfing by sun rise then we head into the city to run errands and email non-profits to potentially work with.
We came here for a night when we first got into Nicaragua and don't have much of a plan to ship off yet. Before here, we were working for a few hostels and resorts to get beds and showers. This is the perfect change of pace.
From here the loose plan is to continue south, ultimately making it to Ecuador by Christmas.
Heres a good collection of what the last few weeks have looked like (again in no particular order):