By Erica Rounsefell
Nicaragua is the most important state in significant the USA, yet travelers are just now commencing to realize it. hence, the plentiful shores are uncrowded and the rainforests are jam-packed with flora and fauna together with seven-hundred species of birds, white confronted capuchin monkeys, spider monkeys, and howler monkeys. principal the USA s biggest lake, Lago de Nicaragua, is the following and Granada, the oldest Spanish urban within the continental Americas, with the earliest colonial structures. Bordered through the Pacific Ocean at the west and the Caribbean Sea at the east. The Pacific Lowlands quarter, such as the towns of Managua, Granada, and San Juan del Sur, is the most-visited quarter of the rustic.
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Mail generally arrives overseas within a few weeks. For packages, a parcel service, such as DSL, is a significantly more reliable, if more expensive, option. Letters cost about 60¢ to the US and 70¢ to Europe. The mail system is fairly reliable and most items make it to North America within a week, slightly more to Europe. Letters often have more luck arriving than postcards, the latter of which may be too tempting as home décor for a small-town postal worker. Packages are more likely to reach their destination through a service like DHL, which charges significantly more.
N BARGAINING Bargaining in Nicaragua isn’t done with the diehard fervor that travelers may experience in other countries. Usually the exchange will go back and forth no more than twice. Beyond that point, don’t embarrass yourself or the vendor by continuing to haggle, and if you agree to a price, stick to it. If you’re not convinced that the vendor has offered a good price, keep looking and go back if you don’t find something better. A good rule of thumb is to browse in fixed-price shops a bit to get a sense of what prices are like for the type of item you are looking for, then go one-fourth to one-half lower in the markets.
The judicial system is based on civil law and is presided over by the Supreme Court (Corte Suprema) consisting of 16 judges who are elected for five-year terms by the National Assembly. Nicaragua has a national military, which has been involved with several minor border skirmishes with Honduras and Costa Rica in recent years. The Chamorro government reduced the size of the Army from 80,000 to 15,000 and the draft was ended. Attempts are currently being made to reduce the military’s power by placing it under civilian control.