Dual realities of the third world kind (Drive Day 74 minus 14 years)

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There is an air-conditioned shopping mall in Managua but the locals shop in street markets. There’s an Intercontinental Hotel too, but no locals stay there. Howard Hughes camped out among its luxury suites, doing North America’s reputation no favors. It’s a miracle kids still see our obviously-tourist-faces and still smile.



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Follow this bonus-material blog and ride along on a one-year road trip that inspired the memoir The Drive: Searching for Lost Memories on the Pan American Highway. On sale now. Get yours through the buy-the-book links at the bottom of the landing page on my teresabrucebooks.com website or here or here. Planning a road trip? Buy the audiobook here. Like The Drive’s Facebook page and tweet back at me @writerteresa.

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