Nicaragua: Getting Around
With “Hola” and “Si” being the extent of my knowledge for the native tongue, it was a struggle ordering lunch and getting around, my two main priorities (in that order). Horse and cart seem to be the most prevalent form of transport, which made hitchhiking awkward. Even I can walk faster then some of the horses, so chose not to force them into having to cart my arse around. Another vehicle I found to be popular are the Chicken Buses.* And at a very reasonable $2, you can pretty much get anywhere in the country. As long as you travel lightly and aren’t claustrophobic or sensitive to weird smells, they really are a great way to get around.
*These are old-school buses that have been restored and decorated on the Nicaraguan hit TV show Pimp my School Bus.