Masaya Volcano is still active and sends constant plumes of smoke & sulfer into the surrounding air. You drive by it on the highway between Granada & Managua. Bethel is not far from here. On the opposite side of the bus is a distant view of the Lake on which Managua sits.
While in Managua on this particular trip we got caught out by the rain. We really hadn't had much in the way of day time rain so we were not prepared! Suddenly the sky darkened and within minutes the heavens opened and let loose! Gary assured us it was just a passing shower (!) but an hour later it was coming down just as hard. We stood waiting for the bus on this highway you see in the picture. The water was splurting up out of the sewers!