Dolphin Guest House
Travel Blogs from Granada
At the border...we gave our Honduran leaving money, our passports and our Nicaraguan bribe money to our guide Dani. With instructions to wait in the bus, we were inundated with money changers. 25 cordobas to the $1us All went smoothly for 10 minutes, then Dani arrived wanting to know if Lauren had her yellow paper? As we entered Honduras we each had a yellow travel paper stapled inside our passport. Hers was missing. A search of the bus ensued 10 times over. In ...
... Italian place where the waiters were being lazy and weren't bothered to put menus in our faces... probably meant they didn't want customers either... oh well. I had vino tinto, caprese salad, and spaghetti bolognese (which tasted so much like Mommy's I wanted to run back to the kitchen to see if she was there). Something I ALWAYS LOVE about the latino life style is how slow and laid back everything is... We finished our dinner slooowwwlly and then sat ...
... in Costa Rica and withdrew back to 'his' capital of Granada where he destroyed the city and left a placard reading "Here was Granada". Again Granada rebuilt itself. Surprisingly pirates founded more cities in Nicaragua than they sacked.
Now the city is trying to build up tourism to create income. It has a lot to offer as, apart from the town itself, on the edge of the nearby Lake Nicaragua only a mile or so away are Las Isletas, 365 (they say?) tiny ...
... ingredients in it so I opted for chilli and sea salt but one of the girls couldn't decide what to put in it so went for M &Ms, coconut, cookies and cashew nuts! When we got back I put it in the communal fridge at the hostel and it seems that stuff regularly goes missing but the alternative is to let it melt in the room. Fingers crossed that it's still there in the morning. Tomorrow we are off to Leon for 2days then it's another border ...
... and it is really pretty. We went down to the lakeside and the lake is absolutely huge. I was kind of expecting a small lake and it’s more like Lake Geneva/ It felt like we were at the sea as we couldn’t see the sides let along the end of the lake. Apparently it takes 12hrs on a ferry to go from one end to the other. The heat and proximity of water meant there were flies absolutely everywhere by the lake so we quickly re-treated a few kms back to the centre before Zoe got ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet