Just a few hours from Granada lies León, the proud capital of the revolution. This shows off in the Museum of the Revolution and on the murals in the streets. León is less touristy compared to Granada and I walked the streets soaking up the real Nicaraguan (non-touristy) atmosphere.
I had to prevent a young backpacker girl from getting robbed by a little kid with a big knife. While the kid was preparing to rob the girl's purse, I saw a glance of his knife when he followed her around a corner. The unaware target didn't respond to my shout-out, but the little criminal stopped following her and gave me an angry look. Although Nicaragua is a relatively safe Latin American country, there is a lot of poverty and crime does exist like anywhere else. Again I was warned to be cautious at all times when travelling.