Whether you are already considering travelling to Nicaragua or are simply looking to discover a new travel destination, the Society’s Discovering Nicaragua evening on Thursday 25 February will provide all the information, tips and inspiration you need.
The Discovering Nicaragua evening features an expert panel and exhibitors, all sharing their experiences, travel inspiration, practical advice and up-to-date knowledge of the country. The event forms part of the Society’s Discovering Places series, aimed at engaging people with travel destinations that are remote, have only recently become accessible, or are changing rapidly.
Nicaragua is an emerging destination: tourism is undoubtedly on the increase as the country leaves behind its turbulent past, but it is still one of Central America’s lesser-known destinations. That could be set to change dramatically; plans for Nicaragua to become a hub of global trade may be realised if the proposed new canal linking the Pacific and Atlantic, rivalling that of Panama, is constructed. Changes to peoples’ ways of life and impacts on the environment are inevitable, so now is the time to get out and explore Nicaragua.
“After years of obscurity, Nicaragua is finally getting the attention it deserves. It is an extraordinarily feisty country that identifies with its revolutionary past as much as its poets and the landscapes that inspire them. Smoking volcanoes, serene lakes, tangled rainforests, and rolling highlands grounded in campesino culture – all will delight intrepid explorers, especially those drawn to the exuberance of tropical nature. Nicaragua is still rough around the edges, but this only adds to the adventure. It is safe, affordable, authentic, and largely ‘undiscovered’. Now is the time to go. ” Richard Arghiris.
Come seek inspiration at exhibitor stands, network with fellow travellers, discover the country’s hidden gems, and put your questions about travel practicalities, politics, history, and all things Nicaragua to our expert panel: Dr Hilary Francis (Institute of Latin American Studies); and long-term traveller, guidebook author and journalist Richard Arghiris.
Tickets are £15 (£10 for RGS-IBG members) and include wine and an information pack.
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