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I wouldn't exactly call the city of Esteli beautiful but there are a lot of cool things to see there. There are hundreds of murals and many are quite pretty. There are literally hundreds of what I call "cowboy stores" in Esteli. You can get handmade boots, saddles, etc. and the prices seemed quite reasonable.

Local Radio Station
Local Radio Station
Colorful Mural
Colorful Mural
Sandino Smiles At His Buddy
Sandino Smiles At His Buddy
Street In Esteli, Nicaragua
Street In Esteli, Nicaragua
The Cowboy Store
The Cowboy Store
Midget On A Motorcycle
Midget On A Motorcycle
The Midget Is Fast
The Midget Is Fast
Beautiful Saddle
Beautiful Saddle
The Gringo Price is 500 Dollars
The Gringo Price is 500 Dollars
Colorful Painting
Colorful Painting
Plenty Of Free Parking
Plenty Of Free Parking
Muchos Saddles
Muchos Saddles
Custom Made Boots
Custom Made Boots
The Bootmaker
The Bootmaker
Fresh Coffee
Fresh Coffee
PLC Supporters
PLC Supporters
Cool Tree
Cool Tree
Public Service Mural
Public Service Mural
There's Always A Pali
There's Always A Pali
Street In Esteli, Nicaragua
Street In Esteli, Nicaragua
Buhdda Statue
Buhdda Statue
Please Buy Something
Please Buy Something
Sandino Guards Esteli
Sandino Guards Esteli
148 KM To Managua
148 KM To Managua
On the way out of town I found the CAO cigar factory. Actually, I drove right by it on the way in and didn't see it. Once again we stopped and talked to the security guard but they were closed for the day. CAO's are great cigars so I can't wait to come back here and try and get a peak at the factory.

The photo below that I titled "Jesus at the pussycat club" needs a little explanation. A "night club" in Latin America isn't the same thing as a night club in the United States. What we think of as night clubs are called discos in Latin America. A night club is a place where you go to rent a girl for a few hours if you get my drift. Remember this if you plan on taking your wife out for a night of dancing. She probably isn't going to be a happy camper if you take her to a night club.


CAO Cigar Factory
CAO Cigar Factory
Latin Cigars, Esteli, Nicaragua
Latin Cigars, Esteli, Nicaragua
Jesus At The Pussycat Club
Jesus At The Pussycat Club
Heading Back To Sebaco, Nicaragua
Heading Back To Sebaco, Nicaragua
Beautiful Scenery
Beautiful Scenery
Fire Ahead
Fire Ahead
This Is A Big Fire
This Is A Big Fire
And It's Close Too
And It's Close Too
It's Beautiful Here
It's Beautiful Here
Nice Scenery
Nice Scenery
No Rice Shortage Here
No Rice Shortage Here
Linda Vista
Linda Vista
Drying Rice In The Sun
Drying Rice In The Sun
Rice Canals
Rice Canals
Lot's Of Water
Lot's Of Water
Sebaco has a great produce market so on our way back through town we decided to stop and buy some fruit and vegetables. It was still early in the day when we got there and since none of my cigar factory tours had panned out we still had plenty of daylight left. Since we weren't that far from Matagalpa I figured we might as well go there as well. When I informed my wife what I wanted to do she informed me that the road was horrible and even though it didn't look that far on the map it was going to take a long time to get there.

Mountains In The Distance
Mountains In The Distance
Produce Market In Sebaco
Produce Market In Sebaco
Cabbage Bowling Balls
Cabbage Bowling Balls
Loading Up The Bus
Loading Up The Bus
Huge Pineapples
Huge Pineapples
Juniett Weighs The Tomatos
Juniett Weighs The Tomatos
Making The Deal
Making The Deal
On To The Next Customer
On To The Next Customer


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