After leaving the coast, we made a stop in the capital, Managua. The city doesn’t exactly roll out the red carpet. It didn’t help matters that it was excruciatingly hot. We had a look around what would be a central square in any other city: large church (caving in and complete with bullet holes), museum, government building, park, and a fountain. The church has been frozen in time. It was condemned after the last major earthquake in the early 70s. The building was shot up during a civil war. In any case, the place was deserted. Time to go.