Total so far: 8,320 miles (13,551 km)
Down out of the mountains I come and into the lowlands and heat of Nicaragua. My first stop is Leon, a fabulous city, rough about the edges and falling into decay. A wonderful atmosphere pervades the town and the people and is a great place to spend a few days. Next on the is Granada, bigger brasher and more beautiful. It still has the chilled out feeling, but also has a smelly lakeside beach to boast about. The people here are also super friendly, and certainly on a par with Mexico and Guatemala.