It’s true that the less people have, the more they are willing to share. The countries that I lived in, and the countries that I’ve traveled through now - are the perfect example of this pattern.
⠀This is a typical Nicaraguan breakfast: eggs, maduro, gallo pinto,cheese and coffee. I bought it at a bus terminal couple days ago.
⠀When I ordered my food, I also asked about cheese, but the small comedor was already out of it. Hearing my sad sigh, the man eating next to me (who got the last peace of cheese), just gave me the half of his cheese😀! I was so surprised and impressed... I had similar feelings when one of the plátanos fall out from my bag in León, and half of the market was calling me to give this plátano back😯... Even after 2 months of traveling through the Central America, I still can’t get used to how generous and helpful most of the people are here. They invite you to their homes, they share their simple food, they say “it’s fine” if you are missing couple cents to pay, and they always smile back to you if you smile to them😊.
⠀⠀But of course they are not the angels either (well, except Salvadorians (no counting the gangsters). They are really unbelievably nice😇!). People in Guatemala always try to trick you and sell you something, people in Honduras very often were just ignoring my questions, and in Nicaragua... people here are so real! They are nice and friendly, they don’t see you as a pocket full of money (well, sometimes they do), and they can be also mean to you! Once I was sent to the hell when I preferred to walk to the bus station instead of taking a taxi. Oh no, actually, twice: also when I didn’t want to pay extra for my backpack that I could carry on my knees. That’s fine, real emotions✊🏼!Good for me, I know how to answer back😈 !
⠀I still miss two of the Central American countries to visit, so I’ll probably write another big post about my impressions of people in this part of the world. But so far: even in these kind of not completely safe countries, there are significantly more good people than the bad ones!
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