The city's chaotic architectural aesthetic combined with its palm-tree lined avenues are the setting for its redeeming component: its people. Managuans are warm, friendly and absolutely informal. They are a charming lot who take life a little at a time, taking the time to enjoy it. Like anywhere else, morning traffic is a nightmare, with gridlock slow enough to infuriate a snail. At lunchtime the overbearing sun beats down on everyone equaly, rich or poor and temperatures soar. People lunch in the hundreds of eateries, restaurants, cafés and food courts dotting this metropolis of chaos. Come the evening, nearly everyone settles into their beloved porches after work. Now this, this is what makes this city so special.