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After loading up on rosquillas in Somoto I decided to take a drive to Ocotal in Neuva Segovia for no other reason other than to say that I've been to Neuva Segovia. I had no earthly idea what we were going to find there and seeing as how it was Sunday and most everything would probably be closed I wasn't expecting much. The drive through the mountains is actually quite beautiful. Considering the fact that we didn't have anything better to do it was a nice way to spend a few hours.


Back Into The Mountains
Back Into The Mountains
Heading To Ocotal
Heading To Ocotal
Another Che Fan
Another Che Fan
The Trees Are In Bloom
The Trees Are In Bloom
17 KM's To Ocotal
17 KM's To Ocotal
The Rocks Are Red Here
The Rocks Are Red Here
And The Trees Are Pine
And The Trees Are Pine
Heading To Ocotal
Heading To Ocotal
The Road Is Windy
The Road Is Windy
Almost There
Almost There
Ocotal Is In The Valley
Ocotal Is In The Valley
Rock Billboards
Rock Billboards

Ocotal is actually a lot bigger town than I was expecting. They actually have 2 red lights which is 2 more than most Nicaraguan towns have. We spent about an hour or so driving around and pretty much everything was closed.

Ocotal Ahead
Ocotal Ahead
Welcome To Neuva Segovia
Welcome To Neuva Segovia
FSLN Flag
FSLN Flag
Ocotal Has 2 Red Lights
Ocotal Has 2 Red Lights
Western Restaurant
Western Restaurant
Ocotal's Jail
Ocotal's Jail
Nice Paint Job
Nice Paint Job
Animal Mural
Animal Mural
The Happy Dinosaur
The Happy Dinosaur
Mercado In Ocotal
Mercado In Ocotal
Mercado In Ocotal
Mercado In Ocotal
The Tourism Bureau
The Tourism Bureau
Central Park
Central Park
Assembly Of God Church
Assembly Of God Church
Colorful Mural
Colorful Mural
Flowers And Barbed Wire
Flowers And Barbed Wire
St Francis Statue
St Francis Statue
American Shoes
American Shoes
Ocotal's Cathedral
Ocotal's Cathedral
Ocotal's Cathedral
Ocotal's Cathedral
The Cathedral Is Old
The Cathedral Is Old
Ocotal, Nicaragua
Ocotal, Nicaragua
Ocotal, Nicaragua
Ocotal, Nicaragua
Ocotal, Nicaragua
Ocotal, Nicaragua
Rio Coco River
Rio Coco River
Leaving Ocotal, Nicaragua
Leaving Ocotal, Nicaragua
Leaving Ocotal, Nicaragua
Leaving Ocotal, Nicaragua
Leaving Ocotal, Nicaragua
Leaving Ocotal, Nicaragua
Leaving Ocotal, Nicaragua
Leaving Ocotal, Nicaragua
Leaving Ocotal, Nicaragua
Leaving Ocotal, Nicaragua
Leaving Ocotal, Nicaragua
Leaving Ocotal, Nicaragua
Nice Casa
Nice Casa
Sandinista Bridge
Sandinista Bridge

On the way back to Esteli we saw something kind of frightening. A truck crashed over a hillside and plunged 100 feet down into a ravine. It's a good reminder of the perils of driving in Nicaragua.


Colorful Trees
Colorful Trees
There's A Problem Ahead
There's A Problem Ahead
Bad Truck Crash
Bad Truck Crash
Bad Truck Crash
Bad Truck Crash
Roadside Tomb
Roadside Tomb
Restaurante La Parrillada
Restaurante La Parrillada

When we got back to Managua after a full day of driving I was in the mood for a good steak. If you want a good steak in Managua I highly recommend La Parrillada Restuarante in Los Robles. It's located near the Hilton Hotel in a little section of town that's loaded with restaurants. La Parrillada makes a wicked carne asada. It's a little pricey by Managua standards but well worth the money.

The Chicas Are Bored
The Chicas Are Bored
OK, That's Better
OK, That's Better
Fat Guys Drink Diet Coke
Fat Guys Drink Diet Coke
Fat Guy And His Wife
Fat Guy And His Wife


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