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Travel Blogs from Granada
I landed at 12 noon... I think that Costa Rica is on the same time as Colorado time... I am not positive though. Since I was at the back of the plane I made it to the very end of the line for customs.. BUMMER.... BUT then a lady working for immigration asked a person only two places in front of me, to start a new line, so I skipped at least an hours worth of queue, and made it straight to baggage claim where my ...
... cancelations like this might be quite frequent. Maybe another day.
We went to another tour agency, based in Hotel Con Corazon, to book a tour of Volcán Mombacho for tomorrow so hopefully better luck with that. Con Corazon Tours, like the Hotel, give 100% of their profit to local educational programs and they cost the same as the others so seemed to be a worthwhile cause.
We walked back to where we were dropped off in the morning to do a bit ...
... Bluefields where you change pangas is named after the Dutch pirate, Bleufeldt. Around the Lagoon are a number of tiny communities with different origins. For example, in Orinoco there are Garifuna people, who still retain much of the Yoruba religion from Africa. We read an article describing how there was a recent recording of one of their special celebrations and purely by chance a visitor from a village in west Africa saw this in Managua and recognised the songs and rituals of ...
... go from place to place enjoying the explosion of life on these pieces of Latin American culture on wheels.
After this little story about chicken buses, what else is there to say of our days in Granada? One thing there is to say: it's hot. I've said it already? It's worth repeating: it's hot, hot, hot. Too hot. Today we woke up fairly early and after having detached from the bed where we left a shroud made of sweat, we dragged our backpacks gasping to the bus stop, from where we will continue our trip in Nicaragua towards ...
Only problem I had with falling three times on a ridiculously steep volcano – I still had 1,400m to descend. My guide knew I was a retard and watched me like a hawk. My confidence was shot so I all but crawled down the steepest sections. Slowly but surely the Earth was coming back into view.
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service