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Tica Bus to Managua

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Tica Bus to Managua


Getting near the lee side of a Tica Bus journey to Honduras. In Managua. This is the third time that I have been in this city. The first time I had nothing to gauge it off of because it was my first stop in Nicaragua, the second time I thought it was a pit, this time I think Managua has a decent feel. I know what to expect. I would not reccommend this city for sight seeing, but it is an alright stop over for a cheap bed and a decent meal. At least the people here do not act as scared of each other as they do in San Jose. Managua is a big neighborhood, everybody seems to know their neighbor. I cannot say that I wish to stay, but I will not loathe this city the next time that I pass through.

It is interesting how a traveler becomes comfortable with places that they pass through regularly. In Managua I know where to find a bed and a place to fill my belly. This makes me feel alright. I have nothing against returning to places that I have been to before. Places to hang my hat, as Chatwin and Andy call them. I would not go as far as to say that Managua is a place where I hang my hat, but I have been around here before.

The Tica Bus from San Jose, Costa Rica to San Pedro Sula, Honduras overnights in Managua, Nicaragua. Finding a hotel is the rider{s responsibility, although Tica Bus has an expensive hotel attached to the terminal. There are many cheap hotels near the Tica Bus station in Managua. I would not reccommend letting the runners lead you around, as there are hotels all over the place.

Another border crossing, the third in under a week, tomorrow will be four. Crossing borders so quickly is a bit of a wear on the traveler. Borders slow you down, they are bumps in the road. I am tired.

But I look around me and I am in a place that does not look like the one I am from. I smile. I am traveling on, and I feel alright. I love this wandering.

Wade from Vagabond Journey.com
Managua, Nicaragua
February 29, 2008

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Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 76 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to Forbes, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3048 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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