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Jul 25, 2010 - Granada

Our three days in Granada have passed quickly and we all seem to agree it´s been one of our favorite cities so far. Granada has a wonderful city center with lots of activity and beautiful colonial buildings and cathedrals around the town. We´ve made it our base to make day trips to other sights nearby like Maysaya, known for the artesian markets and Laguna de Apoyo where we spent an afternoon staying cool while swimming in a lake at the bottom of a crater - stunning views. The highlight of the last few days for the kids however has to be...

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Jul 25, 2010 - revueltas

I met a group of friendly artists and street performers in Granada. They are such an eclectic bunch—having come to Nicaragua from places around the globe to showcase their various talents. I often spend my days sitting with them, practicing Spanish and watching in amazement as they weave colorful threads into beautiful bracelets. At some point, Quentin usually shows up with his guitar and we all dance, sing and drum in celebration of our time together. In the afternoon, after the sun has disappeared behind the mountains, I wander through...

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Jul 23, 2010 - granada

Imagine the steepest hill in San Francisco. Now, imagine walking up that hill on a hot summer day, continuously, for two and a half hours. This is exactly what Quentin, Julia, Christopher, and I did today during our ascent to the peak of Volcan Mombacho. At times, portions of the path grew so steep that my heels refused to touch the Earth beneath me. My claves remained cramped the duration of the climb and, more than once, I entertained the possibility of devolving into a quadruped, crawling on all fours to better propel myself toward the...

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Jun 29, 2010 - Granada

Granada fortunately was busier than Leon and the centre was much prettier. We had a look round the town and the plaza during the day and bumped into a guy we met in Mexico. We went out in the evening with a group of backpackers to an Irish bar, unfortunately still no Guinness for Fiona. We decided only to stay a night here, tomorrow we're heading to an island with active volcanoes in the middle of a massive lake.

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Apr 6, 2010 - This I Believe - Here's a Man I Can Trust

As heard on The Bob Edwards Show, April 2, 2010 In assessing his own beliefs, educator and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Wallace Stegner admits he finds nothing terribly inspirational. But he does value Christian virtues and discipline, and he hopes he can fulfill the responsibilities that come with being an American. Age Group: 30 - 50Themes: equality, faith & religion, integrity Share and Enjoy: "It is terribly difficult to say honestly, without posing or faking, what one truly and fundamentally believes. Reticence or an itch to make...

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Apr 6, 2010 - Granada

Head here after unsuccessful attempt to recover Bon's camera in Managua. Arr about 10am & ck into Oasis Hostel dorm at $8 US ea...seems everything here is pricey, but free internet and tea all day! Have breakfast and proceed to use the free internet. A small pool invited me in for a short dip to escape the heat and humidity. It's a nice, open hostel which makes up for the crowded dorm situation somewhat. Finally get out late in the afternoon and walk to the 'Tourist Zone', a malecon of sorts...the beach is sand but very dirty (Lake...

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Mar 5, 2010 - Goodbye Granada

The past week has been awesome it was hard to say goodbye to new freinds. These past few days we had were probly the best of all.relaxing, spanish school and saying yes to something you couldn´t understand which turns out to be food when your full.(this morning to be exact).the music up here is nice and peaceful but, sometimes the same as back home in Canada.yesterday we went swimming with Roger and he splashed us to death,the fun part was i sat on Rogers shoulders and tay sat on dads and we fought.after we went to the Masaya Market were...

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Mar 4, 2010 - Finishing off Granada

Well just two more days in Granada Nicaragua. NExt we head off to Isla De Ometeppe. A volcanic island formed by two volcanoes. Volcan Concepcion last had a small eruption in December. In the last two days besides gruelling spanish lessons, we had salsa lessons, took a lancha(boat) tour of the islas de Granada, swam off an island in lake Nicaragua and took a horse and carriage ride around the town. Finally found a great place to have coffee (real coffee, not hot milk and instant coffee)and a air conditioned internet cafe to boot. This...

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Mar 2, 2010 - Spanish School

Well Spanish classes are harder than i thought, learning all the grammar is hard plus the vocabulary, but will be worth it in the end to be able to understand the people or be able to reply back to them. It is extremely hot here today , but everyday is hot. We have our salsa dancing classes at 4pm today, well see how that goes. My cold shower this morning included a lizard , that was nice. the cold showers are great in the middle of the day , but early mornings are harsh. We did alot of walking around the town.We went to the cemetery, the...

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Mar 1, 2010 - Granada Spanish School

Hola to Calder School !!!! Thanks to everyone reading our blog. It is late and hot so we will give an update tomorrow. Today we started our Spanish lessons, boy what did we get our selves into. We were going into it thinking that we were going to learn how to ask how to catch the bus but instead we are getting grammer and vocabulary lessons. Kelby, Taylor, and Hunter visited a public elementary school as part of their lessons. The school is free to all kids but most kids can´t afford school supplies or clothes (or food for that matter)to...

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Feb 28, 2010 - Masaya Volcano

Hi! Granada is very nice!when we went to the Masaya Volcano it was really big.It was smoking.(witch it usaly doesnt smoke)So we went on a bus first we went to a Museum,then we took a van up the volcano to the crater.The crater is reallyu really really huge.then the guide gave us masks and we went up part of it to the croos on the top.it big! And very nice. So then we came back down to the crader.Then the guide took us on the van up part of the volcano.then he drooped us off.We walked all the way up the rest .so one group went pne way and...

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Feb 22, 2010 - Granada

Hi Folks, Andy is busy uploading photos so here is my paltry contribution. We have been travelling like mad since my last message and have a new tour leader – from Costa Rica. We left beautiful Antigua and headed off into Honduras. We stopped the night at Copan where you can see the carvings on the Mayan temples were better than any we had seen up to now, although the pyramids are smaller. They have moved the artifacts into really good museum and just put copies on the outside site. The temple in the museum is a replica of one found...

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