Hotel Casa Catarina
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Masaya's artisan market was recommended by a colleague who has been visiting Nicaragua for many years (merci Jacques). The artifacts sold by the locals were both very nice and interesting. We bought a few souvenirs for ourselves and others. This artisan market was very calm and relaxing, as opposed to the hectic city market completely packed with merchandise of unknown brands and of men and women waving "mini-mops" to keep flies off of ...
... island called Monkey Island - so called because - you guessed it - there are some monkeys on there. We spotted them swinging from the trees. Back in Granada, Jess and I walked out to the bus ticket offices - about a 20 minute walk. We tried Ticabus first but they were full so we trudged down to Transnica - another bus company that was able to offer us seats on the 6:30am service. Groan... On our walk back to town I stopped off ...
Granada is the 4th largest city in Nicaragua. Just like Leon, it is full of beautiful Spanish colonial restored architecture, vibrant markets and charming coffee-shops. It is hot in Granada. Most of the drivers are honking their way through the traffic.
By a coincidence we discovered the 'Cafe de las Sonrisas' (Cafe of Smiles). This coffee-shop is unique because all of ...
... picture I've taken has been with my phone and they are all pretty good. We climbed to the top of a dormant volcano and the other that is still active was to our right, with giant fast moving clouds of smoke rising up out of it. They have a big problem with acid rain here since the smoke from the volcano is full of so many chemicals.
Climbing down was FAR more challenging... Alberto's arm was almost bleeding from my nails digging into it as ...
... We visited the prison where he kept political prisoners, torturing and killing unknown numbers and disposing of their bodies in nearby Masaya volcano.
Gerry took us on a 'tour' to see Masaya Volcano, the 'white villages' where one village specialises in garden plants and decorations (see pictures of hens and ladies), nother in wooden furniture etc. We also visited the hand made ceramic tile factory and saw how the tiles are air dried rather than being fired. ...