A small movie from Nicaragua

Cinco Cuartos – Produced and directed by Freddy Arceda T., assisted by Melani Monterrey

Don Pedro is the owner of some rooms in a popular district of Managua, the capital of Nicaragua. During the night, he becomes a spy who looks into the secret life of his tenants. During the day, everybody comes back to a “normal” social life.

Through this very well done short movie, Freddy Arceda is pointing to this paradox of human life: the secret life we live alone and the public life we share with others. The movie also transports you to the decor of daily life in Managua.

Freddy Arceda and Melani Monterrey live and work in Managua in the field of communication and media and they are also active defenders of women rights in Nicaragua.

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How to know that you’re in Central America?

20 facts I’ve learned

Traveling to a another country gives you the opportunity to learn a lot about your own culture. And when you go back home, you will be able to see it with different eyes.
While traveling in Central America, I’ve learned a lot about the cultures there and I want to share with you, what I’ve experienced. So here is the ultimate guide: How to know that you’re in Central America! 🙂


You know, that you’re in Central America …

smile in Guatemala1. … when people smile at you sincerely.

2. … when you see guards with big guns in front of each bank.

3. … when people call seafood “viagra”.

4. … when people are incredibly generous, helpful and concerned, that you don’t eat enough. Continue reading