It’s trivia time again. Another chance to test your knowledge of San Juan del Sur. For this round we’re going to dig a little deeper into the country, the culture and every day life in Nicaragua.
If you’ve spent enough time in San Juan del Sur, you should already know some of these answers but we’ll bet you will learn something new from taking this trivia quiz.
- Flor de Caña Gran Reserve 7 is aged for seven years in charred oak barrels from what type of alcohol? We’ll give you a hint. It comes from Tennessee.
- If someone puckers their lips in one direction what does it mean?
- Manzana is the Spanish word for apple but do you know what else the word means? Okay, another hint…it’s a measurement term used in real estate.
- What record does Nicaragua hold in The Guinness Book of World Records?
- When is the best time of year for off-shore fishing?
- What native Nicaraguan fruit grows on a cactus and blooms only 1 night per moon cycle?
- What is the significance of Nicaragua’s coat of arms?
- Which hotel in Nicaragua was once owned by British immigrant William Cross and later the Somoza family, and also visited by both poet Ruben Darío and Mark Twain?
- There are 2 types of macuás in Nicaragua. One is a native tropical bird and the other is…?
- What does FSLN stand for?
Here are the answers to the questions in the quiz:
- It is a directional indication – the same as pointing with a finger.
- A unit of measurement equaling 2.4 acres.
- The Guinness Book of World Records officially states that Nicaragua holds the world record for making the largest pot of gallo pinto. The World Record was recorded on September 15, 2007 (proclaimed “Gallo Pinto Day” in Nicaragua) when a steaming vat fed 22,200 people in a widely publicized event again held at the Pharaoh’s Casino in Managua.
- The season for off-shore fishing is April to September. You can expect to catch billfish, yellowfin, wahoo and dorado. On most fishing trips, the crew will clean, fillet and freeze your
selected catch to take home for eating.
- Pitaya. Yes, at San Juan Live we love pitayas. It may have something to do with Pitaya Fest.
- The coat of arms is shaped in the form of a triangle signifying equality. The 5 volcanoes pictures represent the brotherhood of all 5 Central American countries. The rainbow spanning the background symbolizes liberty.
- Hotel Victoriano
- Nicaragua’s national rum drink. Made with white Flor de Caña rum and fruit juice (usually orange and guava juice).
- Frente Sandinista De Liberacion National. Or in English the Sandinista National Liberation Front. The party started as a resistance movement against the Somoza dictatorship in 1963 and is named after the beloved freedom fighter Augusto C. Sandino. It is the political party of president Daniel Ortega.