Don’t think Managua is the best place in the world, it has no commercial district, there are no department stores, you will have trouble finding a bank and what development has taken place is on an urban American Car orientated, decentralised multiple business district system making it useless for the tourist.
It is very hot, almost like India.
Managua does however have an outdoor market the size of Belgium.
You will get lost here if you are reading your Lonely Planet guide at the same time as trying to find your way around.
Here is a picture from the market.
This woman is cooking up some spicey arroz, vegetables and meat.
The people are friendly (don’t mention the war).
It is safer than Rio.