MY 5 FAVORITE THINGS IN LEON, NICARAGUA

Here's a list of my favorite things in Leon, Nicaragua.  We spent the entire month of December 2016 there to take a break from travelling.  We were able to attend cultural events like La Purisima, and a Nicaraguan New Year celebration, but for the most part we just took it easy. 1.  Sopa de leche Literally... Continue Reading →

HOW TO HAND WASH CLOTHES NICA STYLE IN 5 STEPS

Strong gusts of wind are swirling through Leon today.  Mangoes blown out from the trees hit the metal roof with a loud bang and tumble noisily down into our yard.  They are almost as loud as the cats at night running from rooftop to rooftop, sometimes squabbling, occasionally falling through into the homes below. My mom... Continue Reading →

THEY BURNED HIM AT MIDNIGHT

When you see them running toward you, turn around and run.   Our New Year's eve began with a dinner cooked by Trinity for Manuel and Rome.  They  own and run the hostel where we are staying.  They are a very kind, quiet couple who care about the people who stay here.  Even when our friend... Continue Reading →

HOW TO NOT GO TRICK-OR-TREATING IN LEON, NICARAGUA

The streets are lined with chicken buses. It seems that all of Nicaragua has converged in Leon tonight.  Vendors are on every corner selling quesillos, empanadas, maduros and all manner of small toys. This is the celebration of the conception of Mary, La Purisima. In Nicaragua 47% of the population proclaims Catholicism and another 37% protestant.  Leon boasts... Continue Reading →

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