Pancha, la friendly Nicaraguan monkey

Monkeys are a popular pet in Nicaragua. They are known to be good at picking coconuts and can provide a lot of entertainment.

Having a monkey as a pet is not for everyone. Monkeys require time, patience, and commitment that not everyone is able to give. However, if you can provide these things, then monkeys make excellent pets!

El mono es una mascota popular en Nicaragua. Se sabe que son buenos recolectando cocos. Pueden proporcionar mucho entretenimiento a las familias con quien viven.

Tener un mono como mascota no es para todos. Los monos requieren tiempo, paciencia y compromiso que no todos pueden dar. Sin embargo, si podés proporcionar estas cosas, ¡los monos son excelentes mascotas y amigos!

La hermosa Flor de Avispa/////\\\\\The beautiful Hibiscus flower

In Nicaragua, Hibiscus flowers are very common and often used as decorative plants. The flower is part of the Malvaceae family and can grow up to about 4-6 feet tall. Additionally, this beautiful flower can come in a variety of colors such as white, pink, and red.

En Nicaragua, las Flor de Avispa son muy comunes y a menudo se usan como plantas decorativas. Esta planta es parte de la familia Malvaceae y puede crecer hasta aproximadamente 4-6 pies de altura. Además, la hermosa Flor de Avispa puede apreciarse en una variedad de colores como blanco, rosa y rojo.

Old Cathedral of Managua

Have you ever been to the old downtown ruins in Managua, Nicaragua? In Managua, there are a lot of buildings with architectural beauty and historical significance that are really worth exploring.

In this case, the Old Cathedral (St. James Cathedral is its rarely mentioned real name)  is one of those buildings. This might be one of the first places that you should visit: you can see how it looks from the outside, and walk around the grounds. But even more interesting would be to go inside. It's the same place the famous salsero Luís Enrique filmed the video for "Qué sé yo" (around the year 2000)  I don't think any outsiders have been inside since the filming of that video, unfortunately. Entrance is no longer permitted.

This famous building...ruined by the earthquake in 1972 is a great starting point for pictures of the old downtown Managua. This picture of the Old Cathedral in Managua was taken from the backside in the surrounding Rubén Darío neighborhood.