Outside of the fabric store on Xalteva Real, a main street in Granada, a mother was strolling with her young daughter in Granada Nicaragua.
The juxtaposition of the hot pink dress against the blue crumbling wall, along with the girl’s shy expression begged for the image to be captured.
I asked her mother for permission to take the photograph which she granted. The toddler's natural pose and expression reflected her timid yet curious attitude about the whole event.
The Nicaragüense are warm, gracious and genuinely friendly. You will find locals eating Nacatamales, playing music, selling fruit or crafts, or hosting other festivities in the main plaza graced by the Cathedral of Granada.
Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride around the colorful colonial homes and past children playing ball in the street to Lake Nicaragua formerly known as Lake Cocibolca.
From the shore, you can embark on a small boat to tour around the islands and see egrets and a variety of tropical abodes.