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As we headed out of Sebaco for Matagalpa we got a pleasant surprise. It turns out that the road has been completely repaved and it's now one of the best roads in Nicaragua. Matagalpa is one of the major coffee growing regions of Nicaragua and as soon as you leave Sebaco you start seeing coffee farms. There are quite a few with visitors centers where you can stop and enjoy a cup of java unfortunatley once again they were all closed because it was Saturday.

Brand New Highway To Matagalpa
Brand New Highway To Matagalpa
Fancy Rocks
Fancy Rocks
Heading Into The Mountains
Heading Into The Mountains
Mountains Ahead
Mountains Ahead
I Smell Coffee
I Smell Coffee
Plenty Of Coffee Here
Plenty Of Coffee Here
Welcome To Matagalpa
Welcome To Matagalpa
Fixer Uppers In Matagalpa, Nicaragua
Fixer Uppers In Matagalpa, Nicaragua
The Virgin Mary Is Here Too
The Virgin Mary Is Here Too

The town of Matagalpa actually reminded me a bit of my hometown of Pittsburgh in that it's quite hilly and you can see things but it's hard to figure out how to get to them. There's a river that runs through the middle of town and there's only one bridge to get over it. Finding the bridge turned out to be a bit of a challenge but the good news was that we weren't in a hurry to get anywhere.

Like most of Nicaragua, Matagalpa isn't geared toward tourists. I figued while I was in the coffee capital of Nicaragua I might as well buy some coffee while I was there. It turns out it's not that easy to find coffee there. I had to go to about 20 different stores before I finally found one with coffee.


I See A Church
I See A Church
Where's Matagalpa
Where's Matagalpa
OK, This Isn't A Great Neighborhood
OK, This Isn't A Great Neighborhood
A Bridge Is A Good Sign
A Bridge Is A Good Sign
The Streets Are Like Pittsburgh
The Streets Are Like Pittsburgh
Street In Matagalpa, Nicaragua
Street In Matagalpa, Nicaragua
Church In Matagalpa, Nicaragua
Church In Matagalpa, Nicaragua
Church In Matagalpa, Nicaragua
Church In Matagalpa, Nicaragua
Busy Street In Matagalpa
Busy Street In Matagalpa
Church In Matagalpa, Nicaragua
Church In Matagalpa, Nicaragua
Town Square In Matagalpa
Town Square In Matagalpa
Slight Fender Bender
Slight Fender Bender
Military Statue
Military Statue
Patria Libro O Morir
Patria Libre O Morir
Look, Another Church
Look, Another Church
Front Of The Church
Front Of The Church
Jail For The Killers!
Jail For The Killers!
Center Of Matagalpa, Nicaragua
Center Of Matagalpa, Nicaragua
Cafe Latino_Doesn't Have Coffee
Cafe Latino_Doesn't Have Coffee
The Jesus Bike
The Jesus Bike
Serious Bell Tower
Serious Bell Tower
Come To The Nutricion Meeting
Come To The Nutricion Meeting
We've Got Gas
We've Got Gas
House Of The Girlfriend
House Of The Girlfriend
Matagalpa Is A Quaint Town
Matagalpa Is A Quaint Town
Another View Of The Church
Another View Of The Church


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