On the Road 2009 travel blog

LindaRose and Angel Change Money

Regina Looks at Straw Horse Blanket

Busy Market Street

Horse Carts For Hire

Regina Gets A Haircut

Old-Fashioned Barber Shop

LindaRose On Calzada

We were comfortable sleeping at our hotel but the days are hot in Granada. There was a continental breakfast of juice, fruit, coffee, and toast in the morning.

Today was spent visiting a few places we remembered from our trip to Granada last year. We shopped on the busy and wild mercado/market street. I got new sandals, an alarm clock and a suitcase. The airlines destroyed the wheels on my compact black one. I bought something a little bigger and harder to manage on the buses we will use to travel to Costa Rica and Panama.

LindaRose is the lucky shopper. After changing some dollars to cordobas ($1950 to the US dollar), we went to MegaBoutique, a used clothing store, a new concept in Granada. LindaRose found a skirt and blouse in a matter of minutes. Then we went to Nada Mas Que Un Dolar, where nothing was priced over a dollar! She found another blouse and now has a new wardrobe.

I found a barberia and got a haircut for $2.50. My hair is short now! We looked at real estate listings and saw two houses for $50,000 each, one block from Lake Nicaragua.

We had dinner at Tercer Ojo (The Third Eye) and enjoyed tapas, shrimp in coconut milk Thai sauce and Thai chicken sweet and sour. After dinner we strolled the plaza and had a drink on the terrace of La Alhambra Hotel. The pilots from Baja Bush Pilots were in town for a fly-in so we met some characters from all over the US. Finally we had a drink at El Quijote where we watched working girls work the street in front of the place.

We also got news of earthquakes in Costa Rica. We'll check with the bus company tomorrow to be sure we can cross the border.

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