This is a belated note to tell you that my mother and I had a fabulous trip to Nicaragua Nov. 25-Dec. 4 with Gerald and Francisco. Your tour was wonderfully laid out to include all the things a first-time visitor might want to see in the country in a limited time. We fell in love with Nicaragua and particularly enjoyed how undertouristed it is compared to other Latin American countries. Most of all, we enjoyed the people. One of our favorite parts of a trip where every day was spectacular was getting to meet individual families on the Island of Ometepe, from the craftspeople to the family who welcomed us into their home for lunch. Of course, the very best ambassadors for the Nicaraguan people were your guide and driver. I hurt my back the day before leaving for Nicaragua, and my mom has one bad foot and one bad knee, and they took such very good care of us from start to finish. They were so attentive to our needs, whether for information, physical assistance, or Spanish lessons, that it was very hard to give them up at the end of the trip! One of our favorite parts of each day was when the four of us of would sit down to some new Nicaraguan dish at a local restaurant or food stall and we would laugh and laugh over what we had experienced that day. We loved our trip and will definitely be back to Nicaragua to see more of your wonderful country.