Here's a list of my favorite things in Leon, Nicaragua. We spent the entire month of December 2016 there to take a break from travelling. We were able to attend cultural events like La Purisima, and a Nicaraguan New Year celebration, but for the most part we just took it easy. 1. Sopa de leche ♦ … Continue reading My 5 Favorite Things in Leon, Nicaragua
You can live on $22 a day (for a couple) and see the country of Nicaragua. Here are eight great areas to see. Included are a few tips to save money.
Strong gusts of wind are swirling through Leon today. Mangoes blown out from the trees hit the metal roof with a loud bang and tumble noisily down into our yard. They are almost as loud as the cats at night running from rooftop to rooftop, sometimes squabbling, occasionally falling through into the homes below. My mom … Continue reading How to Hand Wash Clothes Nica style in 5 Steps
When you see them running toward you, turn around and run. Our New Year's eve began with a dinner cooked by Trinity for Manuel and Rome. They own and run the hostel where we are staying. They are a very kind, quiet couple who care about the people who stay here. Trin made chicken adobo … Continue reading They Burned Him at Midnight
The streets are lined with chicken buses. It seems that all of Nicaragua has converged in Leon tonight. Vendors are on every corner selling quesillos, empanadas, maduros and all manner of small toys. This is the celebration of the conception of Mary, La Purisima. In Nicaragua 47% of the population proclaims Catholicism and another 37% protestant. Leon boasts … Continue reading How to not go trick-or-treating in Leon, Nicaragua