Nicaragua

Flag of Nicaragua
Coastal plains that rise up to inland mountains. On the Pacific side of the country there is a narrow coastal plain that is dotted with volcanoes. The climate of Nicaragua is considered tropical in its lowlands with cool temperatures at its higher elevations. Nicaragua's capital has warm temperatures year round that hover around 88˚F

Tajadas: fried plantains usually eaten with pork

http://southamericanfood.about.com/od/saladssidedishes/r/Fried-Ripe-Plantain-Strips.htm

Cerdo Frito: fried pork made in a wide variety of spices and juices.

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/member/views/masas-de-puerco-fritas-cuban-fried-pork-chunks-50186748

Pío Quinto: custard rum cake served on special occasions

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/12/dulces-pio-v-nicaraguan-christmas-cake-rum-custard-recipe.html

A 10 percent tip is usually sufficient in restaurants.

Usually the one who does the inviting pays the bill, although the guest is expected to make an attempt to help pay the bill.

Christmas is a popular holiday celebrated in Nicaragua,

Holy Week (Semana Santa) is the Nicaraguan equivalent to Easter. Although in Nicaragua it is celebrated over an entire week

Our lady of grace cathedral is a popular tourist destination

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