Snapshots: Leon, Nicaragua
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Hard at work even though Mass was taking place.
This plant is most widely known around the world as the “Shampoo Ginger” for the milky substance in the cones, and it is in fact used as a shampoo in Asia and Hawaii, and as an ingredient in several commercial shampoos.
Homemade fries, ketchup, mayonnaise and finely diced raw onions. You can order this dish at Via Via.
San Juan Veterinary
Cuajada (Typical Nicaraguan Cheese)
There is definitely no shortage of knock off clothing in Leon. Abercrombie & Fitch, Aeropostale or Hollister – take your pick!
The seeds of the cacao plant are used to make cocoa powder and chocolate.
Catedral de Leon
Our 2nd attempt at baking caramel flan in Nica.
A membership at one of the better gyms in Leon costs just $15 per month.
Fruits and vegetables are very inexpensive and taste so much better here.
Sometimes we get lucky and 1 of 4 movies is playing in English.
How many tacky tourist trinkets can you fit in YOUR suitcase?
Just a regular clothing store; NOT a lingerie shop.
Whether vehicles are new or used they are very expensive.
This shot was taken at El Alamo our favourite rooftop bar in Leon.
Who needs a pick-up truck?
Teatro Municipal de Leon
Mother Statue in San Juan Park
Cold Tona at Tip Top
My Favorite? Pan de Chocolate!
Posted on February 8, 2012, in Sights & Activities and tagged Catedral de Leon, cocoa, cuajada, ferreteria, Leon, pan de chocolate, Poneloya, shampoo ginger, snapshots, sunset, tacky tourist trinkets, Teatro Municipal de Leon, tienda, Tip Top. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.