invitation to Nicaragua

Come with us in February 2012

You will spend the first three nights in the capital, Managua, a sprawling, chaotic, vibrant city. You will have the chance to settle in, meet with community organisations, social movements and trade unions, to get up to speed on the country.

pix: david mcknight

Then you fly to Bluefields, on Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast. It’s a world away from Managua, much poorer but much more laid back. You’ll hear Creole and Spanish on the streets, with a smattering of Rama and Miskitu. You’ll spend five nights there, including a boat ride through the rainforest up to Pearl Lagoon. You’ll be able to see how people on the Coast are struggling for autonomy, as well as taking in visits to innovative community music and food projects.

Then it’s back to Managua for a night, and finally on to Granada for some relaxation. Granada is Nicaragua’s most picturesque city, with outstanding architecture, on the shores of Lake Cocibolca, and in the shadow of the Mombacho Volcano. You’ll spend two nights in Granada, including a day trip to the Pueblos Blancos or white villages of San Juan del Oriente and Catarina, where you can visit co-operatives of artisans and do some shopping for presents, and take in the spectacular view of the Apoyo volcanic lagoon.

You’re total cost for the fortnight is £600, which includes all accommodation, food and travel within the country. You will also have to pay your airfare – currently tickets are between £600 and £700, and we can help with booking.

We will also be organising a preparation day for the group before the journey. This will help you get the most out of your visit.

¡Buen viaje!

For more information contact: Wales Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign, Tŷ Iorwerth, Ffordd y Sir, Penygroes, Gwynedd LL54 6ES, 01286 882134, benica@gn.apc.org.

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