Nicaragua: Border Crossing

Total Time: 54 days

Exchange Rate: 23 cordobas/dollar

Cost of a Typical Dinner: 80 cordobas includes chicken, rice, beans, salad, fried plantains either salty or sweet

Number of Cities Visited: 22

Number of Public Buses: 19

Number of Boats: 10

Number of Taxis: 5

Number of Hot Showers: 0

Favorite Place: San Juan del Sur

Least Favorite Place: Managua

Best Food: Blass Family carne asada

Worst Food: Sweet spaghetti

Number of Illnesses: 3 (lice, skin rash, cold)

Places to Visit Next Time: Esteli

Most Popular Saying: No hay faia, meaning no problem.  Literal translation, “there are no cracks.”

Most Popular Song: Michele Telo “Ai Se Eu Te Pego”

Local Beers (listed by preference):

1. Tona

2. Victoria

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