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Mar 30, 2014 - Leon to Granada

Had an option to go "Lava boarding" today, which is like sandboarding except down the side of a volcano on ash. The 1 hour walk up in the 37 deg heat to do just one slide down put us off, and we decided to have a look around Leon. After Granada, which is better preserved, León has the best colonial architecture in Nicaragua. León has more colonial churches and cathedrals per capita than any other place in Nicaragua. If you are on a church tour, there are thirteen to check out in town. We decided to just check out the main cathedral. León...

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Feb 22, 2014 - Granada, Lake Nicaragua and the Masaya Market

8 pm Today was basically a day of rest and “touring”. We were able to sleep in until 7:30 am and then breakfast at 8 am. After breakfast the team loaded on the bus while Melody, Charlie, Humberto and I got into Travis’ truck for the ride to Granada – a former capitol of Nicaragua and somewhat of a tourist destination. . We left Charlie with Debbie and Chuck and went on a 45 minute boat ride amongst some small islands dear the shore of Lake Nicaragua – the largest in Central America. It was almost like being on the Jungle Ride in Disney...

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Feb 18, 2014 - Granada

Well I made the bus this morning and they had room. It was a longer trip than normal, which is already abnormally long, due to road construction. The border was no problem at all and I'm in the hotel I wanted to stay at. I'm at the Real Granada Hotel and at $45 a night it pretty pricey for Nicaragua but they're doing my laundry as we speak the they also serve breakfast. It's great little place that I stayed at last time and the owner remembered me from last time. I could have gone to a hostel for $10 but they don't have great wifi or...

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Dec 6, 2013 - Granada

From Ometempe, we traveled 1/2 day to Granada. This city is much different than any we have visited. There are many street vendors and homeless on the streets. It also has so much history in the buildings and churches. Granada was one main cities under Spanish control during their conquest. We toured the town the day of arrival and then relaxed in the pool. Temperature and humidity is much higher here. Yesterday I took a trip to the Masaya volcano, the second most active in Nicaragua. We traveled to the top for amazing views of the sunset...

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Oct 12, 2013 - Day in Granada

October 12th Day in Granada Great night of sleep with air conditioning and heavy down comforters! Today we were up early to hike a volcano. A bit concerned about the hike as I still can not put my foot in my gym shoe without severe pain...hiking in flip flops does not sound very appropriate. It was a 30 minute bus ride to the Mombacho Volcano national Reserve. This dormant volcano erupted years ago forming 360 islands called Las Isletas. We drove through the colonial city of many brightly colored buildings with ornate gates. As we got...

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Oct 11, 2013 - Leaving Las Tias - When it rains it pours...in more than one way!

Saying our Good-byes October 11th Wow, what an incredible day it has been!! From the very moment I woke up it has been perfect! Early this morning at the end of our breakfast we started hearing loud banging drums in the distance...got up and looked out the door and a parade was coming our way. It was a special event called raza which means day of race and it is where they celebrate the two heritages coming together. Tons of children dressed in their traditional costumes, walking in the parade, riding in the floats and waving, along with a...

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Nov 12, 2012 - Granada

Granada A gorgeous town. A colonial fun shabby but chic place. Is to Nicaragua what Antigua is to Guatemala. Loads of bars lots of expats and the beer is so cheap!! Found the garden cafe for much needed fruit, salad, veg and traipsed across the rooftops of the churches and cathedrals. Granada is set next to a great big lake with 350 little islands dotted around them. We spent the morning kayaking round the water lily strewn waterways spotting amazing wildlife, incl more monkeys. ( one is so keen to escape that he recently severed his own...

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Aug 13, 2012 - Separate ways!

After just scraping our way onto the first chicken bus it was time to try find our connection in Rivas to Granada... Sounds easy enough, wasn't!  We were dropped off in the middle of a sprawling market with street sellers trying to flog absolutely everything and anything but not hassling people which was nice though! Our mission was to make our way through the place and pick one of the many chicken buses dotted around the place and hope for the best! In the meantime I was dying for the jacks so I popped into the first "restaurant" (cinder...

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Jul 24, 2012 - Granada

A 5am start carrying our bags to the made part of the road - about two hundred yards of road to our hotel was under construction and no cars could get any nearer -I hate my bag!! Caught the ferry back to the mainland and most of us slept and no one was sick! Nicaragua next on the itinerary and a border crossing with the Honduras Soccer team - we'd been watching them play on TV the night before. Hot and humid with light rain. Granada is a delightful city easy to wander and our hotel very pretty on the inside. Would have been even better if...

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Feb 19, 2012 - Granada, Massaya

Niedziela 19 luty - Granada Po sniadaniu, caly ranek spedzamy na hotelowym basenie aby zaraz popoludniu wyruszyc na zwiedzanie wulkanu Massaya. Wycieczka do wulkanu (my i jeszcze 2 osoby) jest zorganizowana przez ta sama szkole hiszpanskiego gdzie pobieralismy lekcje. Oplata to U$ 20 od osoby. Nasza mala grupa jedziemy do stosunkowo blisko polozonego wulkanu. Wulkan Massaya jest w dalszym ciagu aktywny. Unosi sie nad nim chmura gazu siarkowego. Mozna po schodkach wejsc na pobliski szczyt skad roztacza sie widok na sam wulkan jak i cala...

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Feb 18, 2012 - Granada

Sobota 18 luty - Granada Rano szybko na sniadanie bo juz o 9-tej mamy nasza nastepna lekcje hiszpanskiego. Musze przyznac ze te indywidualne lekcje sa bardzo skuteczne bo mam okazje pytac o rzeczy wylacznie ktorych nie wiem lub mam trudnosci. Potem wracamy do hotelu aby przy naszym malym basenie wykorzystac jeszcze troche czasu bo juz w poludnie musimy sie stad wyprowadzic. Hotel jest bardzo przyjemny i obsluga wrecz fantastyczna ale z powodu festiwalu maja wszystkie pokoje zajete. W poludnie idziemy z bagazami okolo dwie ulice dalej do...

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Feb 17, 2012 - Granada

Piatek 17 luty - Granada Rano, po dosc poznym sniadaniu, wybieramy sie na miasto. Granada to jedno z najstarszych miast w Ameryce Centralnej. Zalozone w 1520 roku czyli niecale 30 lat po odkryciu Ameryki przez Kolumba. Glowny plac, Parque Central, z dominujaca katedra i przyjmnym "deptakiem" odchodzcym od placu w strone jeziora. To na tej to wlasnie aleji "usadowilo sie" wiekszosc restauracji i barow. To jest glowna ulica miasta. W dzien dosc pusta ze wzgledu na gorac ale wieczorem ozywa. Spacerujemy nia az do jeziora Nicaragua,...

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