This is a really funny NPR piece about driving in Managua. *I love the directions that use the "lady with the hairy hands" as a landmark.
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...c=emaf&sc=emaf

Finding Your Way Home No Easy Task in Managua
by Kathleen Schalch
All Things Considered, May 20, 2005 · Residents of Managua, Nicaragua, have a unique system for finding their way around. They don't use street names or addresses, or even geographic conventions like North or South. The haphazard city plan is a legacy of the 1973 earthquake that flattened downtown Managua.