Travel Writer Julian Smith follows Mark Twain’s path across Nicaragua—in today’s Washington Post

Like Mark Twain? Like Nicaragua? Here’s a story you probably did not know:

“I’ve arrived 100 years after the great American writer’s death to retrace one of his lesser-known journeys. In 1866, Twain crossed Nicaragua on his way from California to New York. He was fresh off his first lecture tour, and his writing career was just starting to take off…. Today, the route he took runs through a country not in revolution, but in evolution. Tourism is growing faster in Nicaragua than anywhere else in Central America; safety-wise, it’s second only to its tourist-magnet neighbor, Costa Rica.”

In Nicaragua, following in Twain’s footsteps – and his dreams

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