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We have breakfast with Hans & Markus. They have decided to go onto Costa Rica, we book a taxi to Granada 50km southeast of Managua. The oldest Spanish-built city in the isthmust (so the rough guide states). Cost $40us.
The currency is now cordobas however we are not sure how many there are to the uk pound.
We eventually …
Dont want to exagerate, but this was the worst town i have ever been to.
1. Our hostel ran out of water - no showers or brushing teeth.
2. The hostel smelt like urine and ****.
3. The hostel was also used as a ***** house. The descripion in the book said less whoring more snoring, but not sure about that.
4. the town lost …
... these are the guys to look to. http://tioantonio.org/
We had walked through the lakeside half of Granada yesterday, so today we walked through the other half. The streets of Granada change quite frequently between very smart colonial houses to ones that are a bit more run down - maybe a bit like Auckland suburbs!! After three churches and the huge bustling market area in the midday heat, we were done. It was ...
... open in July this year but it seems he said the same for July 2009! He said he wants everything to be perfect before he opens. We had a tour of the house and the birds in the grounds, although I did get badly stung by ants as I stood still to take a photograph!
Then we stopped at La Fe, one of the tiny Garifuna communities. We walked around in the heat of the day while people rested on their verandahs. Everyone was very pleasant and chatted, the children ...
... so it must be open.They told me it was closed, so in the end whipped out some charm and got myself on the tour despite them normally having to take reservations. That place... Supposedly one of the seven entrances to hell..over sunset...with lava coming out...with the sun coming through the fumes...and a landscape like Mars...and the sky changing different colours of red, pink, orange, yellow and purple... Absolutely incredible and something I'll remember for... Oh no I wont because ...