There are many types of transportation in Leon, Nicaragua that are different from home. In this post I thought I would highlight a few I have noticed in this city of 100,000 people.
Here is a basic car (left) and truck (right). The models are often different but most of the cars are often still Toyota, Hyundais, Fords, etc. There are a lot of taxis. You can catch a taxi in a mere minute and the rates are really cheap.
There are some unique vehicles too like this car or whatever it is (left).
There are also some more basic types of transportation as you can see with the horse and buggy (right).
It is fairly normal even in Canada to see a couple on a motorcycle but what about an entire family. And notice who is wearing the helmet … very chivalrous dude.
At first I was amazed to see couples on bikes together. It seemed romantic but I have never thought of a bicycle as a family vehicle … but in Leon you see it on a regular basis.
Fortunately we have had to use the transportation very little because the church is just a fifteen minute walk from the hotel. So we all walk up to the church everyday and walk back to the hotel at the end of the day. We are all getting plenty of exercise as a result.
That’s it for now.