First stop on a three-country visit in February of 2017. I included a trip to León and its surroundings - the former capital of Nicaragua. An evening trip out to Volcano Masaya to see the sky being lit up by the lava flowing - spectacular. The last stop included the lovely city of Granada and the surrounding hills for trekking. This old colonial city is easy to walk around in an hour or so. The old city centre is packed with colonial buildings. I also managed to time the annual carnival.