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Jan 10, 2020 - Pics of Granada

We have travelled by car (with Winston) via Managua to Leon. Managua is a very large city complete with all the fast food outlets and Walmart. It is on Lake Managua. The volcanoes we could see from Granada we drive towards as we head to Leon. We also pass a large 'sand' mountain. It is a sand mine. Leon is also a large city with a prominent large white cathedral complex. In the old city....younger than Granada....streets are narrow. Sidewalks are narrow. Our hotel is in an old colonial house again with multiple atria. Opposite our room is...

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CostaRicaToCancun

Jan 8, 2020 - Granada

After a 3 block walk down narrow streets with narrower sidewalks we arrived at Tito's restaurant. Businesses were closed along the streets. No onewas about. Loud musica emanated from the door. We walked in by the bar....and a few people...to a small dining room with a few occupied tables. Lighting was low. Gord chose a beef burrito and I chose a pollo typica dinner off the simple menu. I had grilled chicken, gallo pinto...rice and beans ....and a small salad of lettuce, tomato and a slice of cucumber. The salad was dressed with lemon juice...

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CostaRicaToCancun

Jan 6, 2020 - Granada, Nicaragua

We have left behind the sparkling black sand beaches of northern Costa Rica and taken a bus to Granada, Nicaragua. What an experience! We were up before 6a to leave for Liberia to drop the car at Sixt. The agent showed up at 7.20a. We arrived at 7a. It was a short 20 minute drive to the international bus station. Lots of people milled around. No one spoke Ingles. So we managed to get directions when Informacion showed up at 8.15a. Our 9a bus arrived just after 10a and was on the road again to Managua with a stop at Granada. We stopped at...

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CostaRicaToCancun

Mar 6, 2018 - The Gates of Hell

Tuesday Up around 7:00 after a good night and out to the hotel restaurant for breakfast. Omelet and toast with tea. Then back to the room and do a bit of laundry and cleaning up, then the clerk says our tour is ready – and it’s Kevin again – same guide from yesterday. Different driver though. We travel to Masaya and enter the volcano park. We stop at a field of a lava flow from 1772 – you could see where the lava had flowed out of the crater and followed a path across the hillside. We collected a couple pieces of the lava and looked around...

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A Week in Nicaragua

Mar 5, 2018 - To Granada and all around

Wake up fairly early and down for breakfast – pineapple, oranges, and toast and tea. Back and pack up all our stuff and off to the lobby. Chat with the owner (as well as we could in Spanish and English) and she told of a tsunami that flooded the hotel 20 years ago – but the adobe walls – two feet thick – kept things secure. Our transport showed up right at 9:00 and we piled in. Another 10 or so folks from all around were on the van as well. We drove for about three hours through Managua (where a Myan kid washed our windshield) and into...

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A Week in Nicaragua

Jan 23, 2018 - Granada

This morning's wake up call was not that of a screeching siren, or the cuckoorooku of the dove but that of human voices, the jubilant voice of one of hosts here at the Hotel Casa San Francisco, Terry Leary. Terry, and her sister Nancy came here in 2002 before tourism blossomed in Nica. They are originally from the US, the Bay Area of California, however both have spent many years with the Peace Corp. They fell in love with Granada and immediately purchased the home of Nicaraguan family Barberena, and lovingly created the Hotel Casa San...

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Jan 22, 2018 - Leon to Granada

Today we leave this beautiful hotel and head to Granada for the next two nights. During breakfast we chat with a lovely young couple from Holland who have just come from Costa Rica. They are full of wonderful stories and suggestions we are very grateful as most people we talk to have a negative spin on Costa Rica; it's too touristy, it's expensive etc. etc. From our conversation we have decided to break up our journey from the Pacific beaches to San Jose by stopping in the Arenal / La Fortuna area. We were able to book the Arenal...

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Jan 13, 2018 - Day Trip to Granada

Facts The Nicarao are the earliest natives of Nicaragua assumed to be related to the Aztec & Mayan people of Mexico. When the Spanish came under de Córdoba in the 1500s, they named the country after the Nicarao people plus the vast amounts of water (agua) The current currency is the Córdoba Population is approximately 6million and 1million live in the capital Managua Lake Nicaragua or Lago Cocibolca is the largest freshwater lake in Central America and the 19th largest lake in the world. It is 161 km long and 71 km wide, over 8200 square...

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Nov 14, 2017 - Great Granada

The “chicken” bus (so called as it is most locals only form of transport and they usually have a couple of chickens with them) took a little longer to get to Granada than taking the tourist shuttle, but it was only about 70p each so we weren’t complaining. It was quite fun traveling on an ex US school bus, even if our arses were a bit sore for a day or so after! Granada is a lovely place, a colonial town on the shores of Lake Nicaragua. We enjoyed several days here. The first night there was live music in the main square; it was a...

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Aug 9, 2017 - Ometepe to Granada

We leave Ometepe today by ferry, back across Lake Nicaragua. Hector never did sort out his problem with immigration in Nicaragua so we are met at the ferry by a new driver, Manuel. We drive for an hour or so to reach Granada by noon. We can't check in so we leave our bags at reception and Tomas shows us the beautiful square in the centre of Granada and the street that runs off the square that has all the restaurants. We are to eat lunch and be back at our Hotel at 3pm for a walking tour of the city. We aren't quite ready for lunch so we go...

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The Americas

Jun 18, 2015 - Granada

Today we headed to Granada, a beautiful resort town, which still has incredible levels of poverty in its barrios. There is obviously much wealth here, but also people living in such horrible conditions. We visited Educacion Plus; an NGO run by a Korean born orphan raised by Mid Western parents, who fell in love with Nicaragua while she was here on vacation and has basically stayed. Her group provides kids from the barrios of Pateranal with a banana to start their school day and a balanced nutritious meal, which for at least 30% of these...

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Sisters in Nicaragua

May 3, 2015 - A run for the Nicaragua Border

A very early start on the bus at 5:05 running a bit late was to leave at 5:00, lol rolling out of Comayagua heading to the border crossing of Honduras/Nicaragua this is our longest travel day, on the road 12 hours, a few bathroom stops and about a hour at the border, a stop for some lunch, we get in Nicaragua my 80th country and the last new for the rest of the trip. As this was a Sunday we didn't have big traffic problems and the bus was okay for travel actually had 5 vacate seats, but is was a very long day. We get to Granada at 4:45 so a...

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