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Travel Blogs from Granada
... of them just
push, but they all have bells that they ring while they go through
the city. Wherever there is a group of people gathered-for a
funeral, or a street performance, in the busy Mercado, or in a crowd of people
oogling a traffic accident, an ice cream man appears, ringing his
bell and trying to make a sale, which lends a bit of festivity to every
occasion, matter how morbid. I'm not sure how much ice cream costs for the local
... a mishmash jumble of cheerfulness. It’s beautiful. Yesterday we saw two men on a motorcycle, buzzing around town. They had a little girl bookended between them. She was tiny, maybe 2 years old and she was standing up on the narrow seat and they were all laughing. Her little girl hair was blowing around like a music video. It was all such delicious fun-and no one but me seemed worried that she was about to die a horrible death but what the hell do I know ...
Remember how I wrote that I hoped by the end of this trip my boys would be able to translate for me in the grocery store? Because I thought it was so very sweet to see kids translating for their parents in the grocery stores around Hood River? Well, now I understand that although those kids might, at times, be sweet, that's not why they are speaking to the store workers instead of their mother. In reality, their mother WANTS to ...
... San Pablo the clouds lifted off the top of Mombacho Volcano and to cap it off the white egrets were flying in their masses providing an interesting foreground.
The sun had set and as we got off the van back in town, the sun rays below the horizon really lit up the clouds behind the ...
... it out. Meanwhile most are playing cards whilst I catch up on some blogging (offline).
Granada is yet another colonial town but one which I would happily return to. The streets and sidewalks are wide, the buildings in a good state of repair. We walked to the central Plaza, where a large and good natured crowd were waiting for the Christmas procession to arrive. In many of the houses people were sitting at their open doors chatting ...