Tick another country off my list of Central American destinations! Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, now Nicaragua. I'm working my way south. Ian and I are off on our first international trip together and I've planned the whole thing myself. It's time to put my skills as a trip planner for Adventure Life to the ultimate test. An unfamiliar country, little outside help and one guide book. We arrive to the Managua airport relatively unscathed after a few flights. We're met at the airport by one of our best Adventure Life guides and whisked a whole mile away to the Best Western. I know I've booked us in the most unadventurous hotel ever - but we have to pick up the rental car tomorrow at 8 AM and the office is located at the airport. That's right - we rented a car in a country that we know very little about! We get the lay of the land (roads) from the guide and fall asleep to the sound of the highway nearby the hotel.