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During the week I took some random pictures from around Managua. One of them that I wanted to talk about was the one of my melted deoderant. In April it's insanely hot in Nicaragua. I was there for 17 days and every day it was over 100 degrees and not one drop of rain fell during that time. Anyway, I made the mistake of leaving my deoderant laying on it's side in our bedroom during the day with the air conditioner turned off. The next time I went to use it I got a big surprise since it was now in liquid form.

Another photo I wanted to mention was the "Saddam" store. This place is at the MetroCentro mall in Managua and it always make me chuckle when I see it. I guess I just find the thought of Saddam trading in being a lunatic dictator for a life as a jeans peddler in Managua comical. It's also somewhat pluasible since Daniel Ortega welcomes terrorists from any state as long as they hate the USA. As a matter of fact, while I was in Nicaragua Daniel held a huge party for a FARC terrorist that's now living in Managua.


Hammock For A Baby
Hammock For A Baby
The Hair Products Store
The Hair Products Store
Plenty Of Cookies
Plenty Of Cookies
Park Your Horse Here
Park Your Horse Here
Juniett Is Sad
Juniett Is Sad
My Deoderant Melted
My Deoderant Melted
Buy Your WMD's Here
Buy Your WMD's Here
Cool Graffiti
Cool Graffiti
Augusto Sandino Airport
Augusto Sandino Airport
Juniett Takes A Rest
Juniett Takes A Rest
The Dog Cart
The Dog Cart
Slight Road Hazard
Slight Road Hazard

On my final weekend in Nicaragua we decided to take a road trip to the town of El Rama in the RAAS. (Region Autonama Atlantico Sur) We broke the trip up over 2 days since the drive is pretty far.

Before we left, however, we had to make a stop at the cable company. We got a letter from them stating that they knew we were a customer but they weren't sure what services we were using. The letter then stated that we needed to come in and tell them what services we had so they could make sure they were charging us enough. Oh, and by the way, if you don't come in we're going to shut everything off going into your house. It's good to be a monopoly...


The Cable Company
The Cable Company
Heavily Armed Guard
Heavily Armed Guard
Nica Youth
Nica Youth
Daniel Watches Over
Daniel Watches Over
Huge Nicaraguan Flag
Huge Nicaraguan Flag
Horse Statues
Horse Statues

The road to Juigalpa from Managua is home to hundreds of refugees from Hurricane Felix. They live in little huts with black plastic bags for roofs on the side of the road. It's really a sad sight to see. The kids sell fish, iguanas, fruit, or whatever else they can find or catch to passersby on the highway.


Masaya Volcano
Masaya Volcano
Refugees From Hurricane Felix
Refugees From Hurricane Felix
The Cow Truck
The Cow Truck
Fish Peddlers
Fish Peddlers
USA Bus
USA Bus
The Hills Are Burning
The Hills Are Burning
Next Stop Juigalpa
Next Stop Juigalpa
Pretty Mountain
Pretty Mountain
I Brake For Cows
I Brake For Cows
Welcome To Chontales
Welcome To Chontales
Nica Finca
Nica Finca
Juigalpa Has A Zoo
Juigalpa Has A Zoo

I also to a picture of the sign for the turnoff to the town of La Libertad because it's produced 2 of the most famous Nicaraguans of 20th and 21st centuries. Daniel Ortega was born here as well as Cardinal Obando y Bravo. Politically, they are polar opposites and the 2 of them have had many heated battles over the years. The Cardinal frequently serves as a mediator in disputes between the people and the government. He is currently mediating the dispute between the nations transport operators and the government over the high price of fuel.

I Know Where This Came From
I Know Where This Came From
Road To La Libertad, Nicaragua
Road To La Libertad, Nicaragua


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