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Travel Blogs from El Castillo
... went our bags...ten minutes later, up went a disgruntled pig. He sounded like he was throwing a temper tantrum. He was mad. I would be too if you kicked me, tied up my legs and threw me on top of a bus. I couldn't stop laughing all the way to our hostel. The owner of the pig explained the pig business to us. I think I will pass. Poor Wilbur. The next day we went to the Ojo de Agua with a Seattle surgeon named Raoul. I need to quit using awesome ...
... drive from the airport. We have put the boys in rooms of two where they each have a comfortable bed and all the conveniences of a modern hotel. Unfortunately all our luggage did make it to LAX which means we are somewhat short on clothing. This became a bit of a laughing issue with the group as we are very use to making do with little and at least we were all wearing a clean set of clothing for once !
A good nights sleep had by ...
... a bathing pool. I must have spent an hour just treading water and swimming up and down. The water was warm and soft - almost silky. After a while someone spotted a snake in an overhanging tree. A local told us it was venomous, but that didn't stop us gazing up at the serpent.
Then further along the road for lunch. The cafe was very primitive but served up a ...
The next visit within Nicaragua was to the beautiful town of Granada. Granada is a place in which you could imagine yourself living. The streets are clean, and the pedestrian street lined with bars and restaurants was so colourful and inviting. I spent my time chilling and walking the streets and buying silly little vest tops in the market as usual :) A random bar with the worst music ...
... br> into Managua to celebrate his leadership. The town square fills up
with people waving flags, drinking, lighting off fireworks and
celebrating. I guess leaders from Cuba and Venezeula are coming to
give speeches and Ortega has promised something like 5000 people free
houses if they show up and if they are lucky enough. Sounds a bit
like 4th of the July, except without the Cuba, Venezuala,
free houses part.