Bar El Chanchito

by Sam


Bar counter

Bar pot

Bar, NicaraguaThe day was slow and relaxing. The evening, lively and fun. Slaughtered animals hang over the bar, a pot of nacatamales boils. An order of rum & juice yields only one full bottle of rum, sans juice, at a cost of $4 USD. The beer arrives in liters and costs less than $1 USD.

We are a bird-watcher from Canada, a law student from Texas, a father and a daughter from Vermont, a ballerina, Kiwis, Dutch, a man who has lived in Madagascar for the past sixteen years, an Appalachian museum curator. Last week, we were everywhere. Tonight, we find ourselves together at a small bar in La Concepción.