Some observations from the first day here:
- last night, when I went to the mall for food, I saw a vat of oil for deep frying chicken that said "changed February 12 2012". I really hope they were referring to something other than the oil...at least I didn't eat anything from that restaurant.
- a 2 year old girl was climbing like a monkey on our taxi drivers back while he was trying to drive in busy downtown Managua
- Graffiti on an old brightly painted brick wall read "less propaganda, more information" in Spanish of course
- It costs 10 cords more (about 40cents) to park in a stall shaded by a building than in the sun.
- Our taxi driver stopped 3 times while still in Managua to partially fill his gas tank...possibly because of how expensive gas is here (almost $8/gallon)
- many seemingly stray horses were strolling about the side of the highway and in roundabouts munching on the weeds...sometimes cows as well
- we drove over Ometepe's almost finished air strip...there wasn't enough space between the water and the volcano so they decided to span the only road on the island...I guess they'll be stoping traffic and the animals when a plane is going to land.