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Ask not "Why?" Ask "Why haven't I been yet?"

It's a pity peace and democracy don't make headlines like revolution and war, because the world overwhelmingly remembers Nicaragua for the last time it was in the news, which was decidedly the latter. But no news is good news, and that was 15 years of no news ago. Why Nicaragua, you ask? Consider its neighbour to the south, Costa Rica. No one is asking "Why Costa Rica?" Yet they share much the same geography. Only Nicaragua is cheaper. And bigger. And safer (according to a recent UN survey). It boasts an enormous freshwater lake, with twin volcanoes piercing its centre, and one of Central America's least-spoiled colonial cities, Granada, on its shore. And very few tourists. And... wait, what was the question again?

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