Travel Blogs from Granada, Nicaragua

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Power Cuts in Granada, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Power Cuts in Granada

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... days, particularly if you are interested in taking some Spanish language lessons.   During our stay in Granada, we realized that Nicaragua has a serious problem with its energy resources.  The power went out several times, included a full ...

Thoughts on Food, Drink, and Costs, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Thoughts on Food, Drink, and Costs

A travel blog entry by andrewandjacque

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So, costs here in Granada: Andrew has discovered that you can buy: 20 oz. water 33 oz. beer 16.5 oz. of 70-proof cane alcohol (aguardiente) 1 bowl of vigoron (fried up pork skins served with steamed yucca and vinagrette coleslaw) 2 thick ...

Weekend get-away, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Weekend get-away

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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This past weekend, my friends from Leon and I went to Granada for the annual "Feria" or street festival. We figured all the tourists that would sign up for hikes would be there and not here so we should be there too! This place is by far the coolest town ...

Beautiful City, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Beautiful City

A travel blog entry by andrewandjacque

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... as a very safe place, while Managua most definitely does not...we were happy not to go there. Granada is a beautiful town, on the edge of Lago Nicaragua. There are many spectacular old buildings, and it is fun to just wander around here. William ...

William Walker and the Ten Year Old Lad, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

William Walker and the Ten Year Old Lad

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... mercenary named William Walker, along with a couple of hundred followers, created, for lack of a better word, a coup in Nicaragua. In 1856 Walker was elected President of the country and his leadership was even recognized by then US President Franklin ...

Farewell León, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Farewell León

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... here. The time I spent in Leon has been great but there´s so much more to see in this amazing country. As I write this, I´m in Granada and will use this as a home base for exploring some other parts of Nicaragua until I cross the border into Costa ...

A very popular and social city, Grenada, Nicaragua travel blog

A very popular and social city

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... the smaller streets that surround my hostel. Being very hot, I take my time and try consume as much water as I can. I compare Nicaragua in the north to Australia, in that I am finding it tough to stay hydrated. I'm fortunate that the hostel is ...

Back on the tourist trail., Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Back on the tourist trail.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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We have made our way back to the mainland, from Corn Islands to Granada, Nicaragua's grandest city. To my knowledge it's in fact the oldest colonial city in Central America, a place I have longed to visit for a while. But after a few days here I am a tiny ...

Short stop in ..., Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Short stop in ...

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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On our way to Isla Ometepe we made a short stop to see the colonial city of Granada. We liked it much more than Leon, but had to move ...

Back to travelling, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Back to travelling

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... .  Minibus spent most of its time in second gear in the slow lane hoping someone would jump out and want taking to Granada too. Arrived by lunchtime at this lovely colonial town, possibly our last on this trip (yes I have started doing that ...

Bob Marley and the Buses, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Bob Marley and the Buses

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... spent more time on buses than most Canadians do in their entire lives. Ellen wanted to fly from the city of David, Panama to Managua, Nicaragua. The cost was $273.00.  "But we won't see the people, experience the flair," I said. She relented and is ...

Colonial splendour for the last time?, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Colonial splendour for the last time?

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... had all gone so we had to walk to the motorway.  There were lots of people waiting and several buses came and went, none for Granada.  Just as we thought we might have to go for a taxi a small minibus pulled up which looked full but somehow we ...

Senor Capo, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Senor Capo

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... He'd had a few vinos and misheard me, but duly sat down to converse about life in his home town of Chicago, thoughts on Nicaragua and his large family in the States. It wasn't that the 3 of us talked about anything in particular, purely shooting the ...

Quick Update, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Quick Update

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... for a cruise down the coast checking out sea turtles and swimming at an untouched, natural beach. For anyone with any doubt that Nicaragua can't be visited as a vacation paradise, you would be so sadly wrong. Add this country to your must visit list! ...

Yum Yum that was nice, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Yum Yum that was nice

A travel blog entry by hodge

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Second colonial city in Nicaragua, Granada. We had an interesting journey yesterday, on the way from Leon to Managua Callum had realized that he had left behind his speakers and other items in the locker. Rather than go back by himself I offered to ...

What a beautiful city............, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

What a beautiful city............

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... are going to stay here tomorrow night too, and then head south. At the moment we are deciding whether to visit Isla Omtepe here in Nicaragua or to maybe head straight down in Costa Rica - a country we will literally be in and out of - it is sooo ...

Lost in the mountains of Nicaragua, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Lost in the mountains of Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... since then. The road between Jinotega and the next town of Matagalpa is reputed to be one of the prettiest in Nicaragua. Colourful roadside stands were bursting at the seams with a wide array of flowers and vegetables, and the surrounding valleys were ...

Granada - Foray Into Nicaragua, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Granada - Foray Into Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by andanddan

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... transportation for the final time. Within seconds of exiting the taxi, we were helpfully bundled into a mini-bus bound for Granada, Nicaragua's 'prettiest' city. This journey was a much more comfortable one, as the heat from the day had dissipated, and ...

Gringos in Granada, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Gringos in Granada

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... we took a collectivo (a bus that collects any one along any part of the road) to the Spanish settlement of Granada. You don't hear much about Nicaragua as its the least visited country in Central America so we didn't know what to expect, however, as soon ...

dat Grim Reapa ain't gonna get me yet!, San Salvador, Leon, Granada, Corn Islands, Monteverde, Nicaragua travel blog

dat Grim Reapa ain't gonna get me yet!

A travel blog entry by bonkers

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... of the gods. Then a mammoth journey taking in 4 countries in less than 24hrs, to the technicolour city of Granada in Nicaragua. Spent a few days in this totally gorgeous colonial city, which I really fell in love with (and actually returned to 3 ...

The oldest city in Nicaragua, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

The oldest city in Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by casey_matt

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... closely following the superbowl. Today was a pretty mellow day all and all. We walked along Granada's neglected Centro Turistico along the shores of Lake Nicaragua and wondered why it wasn't a more happening place, sipped refrescos from the kiosks in the ...

Nicaragua By Local Bus, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Nicaragua By Local Bus

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... a volcano but does not actually erupt. The volcano blasted out hot rocks and bits of crater floor a distance of 500 meters. Granada, Nicaragua's oldest Spanish city, was founded in 1524 by the conquistadors. It was burned almost to the ground by the ...

Nicaragua, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by greg-adrienne

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... old. After finally making our way through the choke-hold of semis at the chaotic Pan-American border crossing between Honduras and Nicaragua, we headed to Matagalpa, a city of about 100,000 in the north. The road up was the worst paved (I use that ...

An Undiscovered Gem, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

An Undiscovered Gem

A travel blog entry by midlifecrisis

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... Nicaragua were easily exceeded. We only visited two places (San Juan del Sur for lunch, and Granada for two nights), but both were delightful. Nicaragua is coming back. Nicaragua remains a very poor country. Per capita GDP is slightly below ...

Naked Butt Sliding and Ado´s Strawberry Incident, Laguna de Apoyo, Nicaragua travel blog

Naked Butt Sliding and Ado´s Strawberry Incident

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... . The first night the third game of ring of fire started, I was on the cokes. Much to my pleasure after vomiting in Granada, Ado joined the club after necking stupid amounts of rum. The night carried on with more drinking games and the idea of swimming ...

A Colonial Town I Actually Like!, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

A Colonial Town I Actually Like!

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... so I just sat back, stared out the window and daydreamed for the couple of hours it took to Managua. Managua is the capital of Nicaragua and as with most capitals there isn't much of interest worth seeing. The LP states, "Managua is perhaps the least ...

Oldest City of the New World, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Oldest City of the New World

A travel blog entry by losbrowns

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... or Plus icon on the back...do not depend on Star!). Granada is a beautiful Spanish colonial town on the banks of Lake Nicaragua. Although not the capital, it certainly is the destination of choice. As for us, it was exactly what we needed to recharge ...

Highlight of Nicaragra my ass!, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Highlight of Nicaragra my ass!

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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Granada is also suppose to be a highlight of Nicaragua.  Once again I did not see why... ya so they have a nice central park area with a nice church and a strip of nice tourist bars but I did not see why that makes it so ...

In Granada, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

In Granada

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... Protestants although the majority of people in Nicaragua are Catholic. Here is a poem about the people of the Caribbean Coast. Nicaragua Caribbean Coast Home of indigenous people, Hail to all ethnic groups; Hail the Ramas from Rama Cay, Hail the ...

Nicaragua, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by tinytraveller

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... along the way. I left you on the beach in Xpuha (pronounced ish-boo-ha of course) in Mexico and I am now in Granada, Nicaragua. I must try and find a map of Central America soon to visualise my journey on a larger scale. I have an immense feeling of ...

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