Several Nicas and Gringos have already told me: "Granada is not Nicaragua".
Essa of Essa's Nica Adventures writes:
"The water crisis in my city is brutal now. We have used all the water in the 900 gallon water tank we have and are now buying 55 gallon barrels at a time. I have to admit I wasn't too stressed about it before since everyone told me water was always available for sale during the summertime.
"But it appears that there are less and less private vendors these days - turns out that THEY are having a hard time finding water outside the city limits. The price has gone up 25% since last month when water stopped coming from our taps once a week like it usually did."
She goes on describe that they are now resorting to the public well in town to wash clothes.
Later, writing about the website My Footprint she relates that it demonstrated to her, when she lived in the US, that it would take 2.9 planet earths to support everyone if they all lived like her. She took the test in again in Nicaragua and, in her new life, she has seen it drop to 1.8.
"My friend, Giselle - a native Nica who works with an NGO I work with, however, did the quiz too and came up with 1. Makes you wonder why there is so much focus on sustainability in the developing world and not so much in the industralized countries."
That is the most intelligent and quite brilliant statement I have read in a very long time. You can read the whole post here.