It might be the largest country in Central America, but compared to the US, it is small, very small. But Nicaragua is fighting for its freedom. In recent history it is mainly the Sandinista movement, named after Sanidino, who fought the US marines in the 20ies and 30ies of last century, followed by the Nicaraguan revolution in the 70ies, who ousted US supported dictator Somoza.  Whenever one looks at Nicaraguas history, there are the USA in the back, manipulating and conspiring. The worst was the “Contra” scandal in the 80ies, where the US, under Reagan’s presidency, sold weapons to Iran in order to finance a “Contra” guerilla aimed at throwing over the legally elected Sandinista government.

There is not much to see in Managua, the capital. Unfortunately this is quite logical: in 1972, a terrible earthquake destroyed all Managua. The old cathedral is still there, but condemned. Maybe it will be reconstructed one day. Today most of location where the capital was is wasteland. The new city has moved a few km away. Many people, fearing new earthquakes left the city and live in the suburbs now.

It is the rain season in Central America, and this will last for another 2-3 weeks. Apparently, there is more rain than usually, and I passed lots of landslides flooded landscapes.