Slowly, Surely Leaving Managua

        Like I did in Costa Rica, the thing to do in Nicaragua seems to be departure from the capital ASAP. We achieve this today, but not before a diesel-breathing bike ride, my groovy improvised PVC luggage rack snapping, a bus ride so crowded as to include over a dozen standing-in-the-school-bus-aisles passengers, and a multi-hour cab ride in a Subaru.
        That said, we get to Hospedad Elizabeth in San Juan del Sur, our bikes and bodies relatively intact. Some food, Toņas, and Victorias (the local cervezas) later and I´, almost reexamining my rejection of the net gains to society. With my sweating hot room, not quite:)

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