5 Nicaraguan Souvenirs You Probably Won't Want to Buy

#1

EROTIC ASHTRAY
I spotted these rare and lovely pieces at one of the shops in Catarina. When we looked at the girl in the shop with questionable expressions on our faces she described them as “erotica”. These unique ceniceros (ashtrays) sell for just $6 USD.

Nicaraguan Souvenirs You Probably Won't Want to Buy

– How do you like them bananas?

#2

CHICKEN BASKETS
I’m not really sure what use one would have for these rare and interesting baskets, but I am sure of one thing, at $60 USD they don’t come cheap!  

Nicaraguan Souvenirs You Probably Won't Want to Buy

– Yup, that’s right, these baskets are made from real chickens.

#3

“EL BANO” PAINTINGS
These masterpieces come in all sizes.  I had to stop myself from laughing out loud when the shop owner told me the price for a piece this size (16″ X 20″) was $50, but he’d be willing to sell it to me – on sale – for only $40 USD. 

Nicaraguan Souvenirs You Probably Won't Want to Buy

– This El Bano painting is one of the more modest pieces I’ve seen. Many actually show dirty toilet paper littering the ground.

#4

FLOR DE CANA FROG
Whether it be Cuba, Mexico or Nicaragua we’ve all seen multiple versions of the “stuffed” frog. To ensure In Nica Now remains a family friendly website I’ve chosen to share this G-rated photo, instead of the XXX one I have.  At $10 USD (including the Flor de Cana pocket rocket) I suppose you can’t really go wrong.

Nicaraguan Souvenirs You Probably Won't Want to Buy

#5

CUP ‘O BOOB
This exquisite hand painted coffee mug is definitely one of kind and can be yours for only $8.33 USD.  Imagine the reaction you’d get from your coworkers when you walk into the coffee station with this mug in your hand. 

Nicaraguan Souvenirs You Probably Won't Want to Buy

– This might actually be the one (and only time) a “cup of boob” would be appropriate in the office. On second thought…maybe not!

So there you have it!  A sampling of some not so beautiful treasures that can be found here in Nicaragua.  If you’d like to check out some Nicaraguan souvenirs you probably will want to buy just click here.

Posted on March 7, 2013, in Sights & Activities and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. LOL Most unique I would say!!

  2. You’re right… you can’t go wrong with a frog. A couple of years ago a friend asked me to bring her back a miniature from from my trip to Nica, and I surprised her with one of these frog miniatures.

  3. We could really use the chicken basket for picking up our groceries. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  4. Hey, I have a toad purse/satchel…..whatever you want to call it! ….and I have to admit, the boob cup too (not the Nica version though). Those purchasing decisions may have been fueled by a little excess tequila at the time. By the way, love the blog, we’ll be making our first trip to Nicaragua this June.

  5. HAHAHA…funny shit!

Leave a Reply

Follow

Get the latest posts delivered to your mailbox:

%d bloggers like this: