“A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.”
– Fidel Castro
Since my last post I have achieved quite a significant accomplishment: I’ve survived a night in the murder capital of the world, San Pedro Sula! – http://opishposh.com/the-10-most-dangerous-cities/, http://www.businessinsider.com/most-dangerous-cities-in-the-world-2012-10?op=1. We stopped over for a night in this friendly little town en route to hopping over the border to Nicaragua. To match it’s overwhelming infamy we even heard gun shots at around two in the morning! Certainly glad to now be on the other side of the border!
The landscape of Nicaragua is largely volcanic, with large expanses of what seems like scorched desert. Our first stop was the revolutionary town of León where, unfortunately, the majority of the businesses (including the museum of the revolution) were shut due to Good Friday. We did, however, chance upon a Good Friday parade, much like a funeral procession, to the old cathedral. However, besides an interesting market and the pretty plaza León did not seem to boast a large variety of sights or activities; you only really need an afternoon to soak up the small town.
Grafitti of the Legendary Sandino: Leader of the 1927-33 Nicaraguan rebellion against the U.S. military occupation.