He was sitting beneath a tree outside a marketplace in Masaya, Nicaragua. The bag in front of him contained a cure all miracle cream of sorts that he was trying to sell all day. He needed a break under a shade tree, but he continued to ask passerby’s if they would like to try a sample.
His hands showed signs of a hard worker while the lines on his face clearly told me that he has spent many days in the hot sun.
Masaya, Nicaragua is an interesting area as it is filled with artist who sell their work in craft shops, make shift art studios and more. Plus, it is home to a wild mixture of culinary cuisines.
Some of the fine foods that locals can dine on prior to giving up meat for Lent as many do, include Iguana and Armadillo.
According to a 2013 article in The Huffington Post, “Catholics tired of fish on Friday can enjoy a Lent-friendly smorgasbord in Nicaragua, where soups made with iguana or armadillo are served with a healthy portion of bull testicles.”
I think I will pass. While in Masaya I picked the chicken shish kabobs served with rice. I think that was a wise choice.