To the new generation of travelers, Nicaragua represents booming
beach breaks, volcano hiking, island paradises and laid-back colonial
towns. It seems that the message - 'the civil war finished decades
ago people!' - has finally gotten across to a world who had the country
pegged as a troublespot.
Yet the iconic images of idealistic young people giving their lives
for a dream of liberty endure, and Nicaragua remains a land where
people, whatever their beliefs, tend to go beyond cheap chatter.
A place of artists and poets, the country's people are an even greater
asset than its natural splendor.