Hotel Casa Catarina
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... trash can) and because I am displaying the same sort of endless eating habits here, he has taken to calling me the same thing.
The climb up the two volcanoes wasn't too hard. We were the only people without the "STRONGLY RECOMMENDED" hiking boots... Instead we had sandals. The view from the top was spectacular. I spent the entire time playing with the pano option on my camera. I have been so impressed with my little iphone this ...
... even hopped in a sports bar one night just to catch a boxing match.
There's not much to say about Granada besides that we had a really great time. The town is quite pretty, all walkable, and offered a lot of cool restaurants, a maze of markets, and beautiful sights like the old church you can find in the pictures. It felt good to forget we were living out of backpacks for a few days.
... beautiful crater lake set in the valley between volcanoes.
Jane suddenly told us about the Pacaya volcano erupting omg - we were in Granada only a week ago! Almost wished I had climbed it, would be my claim to fame ;)
Last stop was the Lake Nicaragua boat tour at sunset - saw lots of Islas (some of them looked amazing with helipads and sailing boats owned by the richest families in Nicaragua). Saw some spider monkeys as well, ...
... Masaya again-this time with Cathi and Ramona and Ben. No one offered us helmets and we drove right past the museum because it just says the same old stuff about techtonic plates and the Ring of Fire and the Mouth of Hell, or whatever anyway. We got up to the top and the air was a festering sewer of toxic sulfur gas blasting out of the crater like an air-conditioner gone wrong. But again, no hats, and still, no gas masks. Our guide just warned us, ...
... could have gone up higher to capture today’s sunset but alas not so. Had to settle it from just outside the hotel.
Christmas Dinner at Nectar. It was unfortunate that half the group had eaten ...