Friday, July 3, 2009
The next several photos are from a trip that a few class mates and I took a couple of weeks ago up to the northern part of Nicaragua, outside of a city called Estelí. From there we departed for the small town of Estanzuela, which is famous for a beautiful water fall that I´ll show in another photo.
The northern part of the country is a little different from the south. There´s alot more ranching activity, the terrain is more mountainous and people have told me the culture is a little more "cowboyish." Sounds like my kind of place.
One thing that people in Nicaragua are trying to do more and more, is develop "ecotourism." Nicaragua has lots of natural beauty, more so than some of the other Central American countries, but Nicaragua receives less tourism related to its natural attributes because the country is still struggling to protect these natural resources from environmental degradation, or it does not have the infrastructure to support any significant amount of tourism to many of these locales. This is significant because in a country where many people struggle to make ends meet due to the poor economy, some development in this area could help to bring in more revenue.