- the biggest country in central america
- It is currently relatively cheap to travel in Nicaragua
- There are many volcanos that you can see and even slide on one of them!
- Best time to visit: Between November to April
- Popular places: Playa del sur, Granada, Masaya, Leon, Corn Islands, etc.
- They are very family-orientated and believe that family is a value in their culture
- One of the Latin American countries that say “vos” instead of “tu” (“you” in English)
- When greeting, they just a smile and say “hola” or “mucho gusto.” But for someone closer or familiar, a hug and cheek kiss is the norm
- Nicaraguan people are generally are not punctual and are laidback.
- They do not point things with their fingers but with their mouth
- Idioma de Señas de Nicaragua (ISL), also known as Nicaraguan sign language
- Sign language was practically developed by Deaf children, not adults
- Deaf school was never established until 1977
- Before the 1970s, Deaf people rarely meet each other. There were no established Deaf community for them to get together
- There is a group of Deaf employees working at Cafe de las Sonrisas. You can see the video here.
- Corn Islands
- Masaya Volcano
- Cerro Negro (where you can do volcano boarding)
- Playa del Sur
- Ometepe islands
- Cathedral-Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Although I get catcalls or stares in other countries, I noticed that I have more frequent catcalls here.
Disclaimer: Just because I experienced this, it doesn’t mean all women will share the same experiences. Every woman has their own privileges, challenges, perspectives, and beliefs.
Several of them are very gestural, using a lot of hand gestures to communicate.
My personal experiences.
I’ve visited the summer for just a week with two friends – trust me, that wasn’t even enough of time but I had school and work! I’ve visited San Juan Del Sur, Ometepe, Granada, Masaya and Leon.