I take a tour around town with a random bearded Swede named Eric. Our guide Peltier was a smooth cat who took us to the hill top statue of Sandino, Huembes Market, a chocolateria, and finally a walk through the port. He also got helped me put together a historical picture of the country.
My personal favorite was the chocolateria Momotombo. It was the first time in my life eating freshly made chocolate. I came in as an immune tourist, I left with bags of chocolate and a new found taste for natural chocolate. Yummy.
I'm having trouble finding a place to stay for New Years. It looks like I might have to stay here then head in on the day of Dec 31st. I'm getting a little nervous. I don't feel the hype of a major holiday. But I do want to party and hook up with another traveler. Or even better, a local.
After many attempts to find one hostel. The only way to make it find lodging was to get three different hostels. So once I landed for the next three days, I had to switch hostels every morning. Good way to see what the landscape of choices looked like.