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Travel Blogs from Granada
... mini, but we managed. It was a long drive until
we reached the Momotombo lookout on the edge of Lake Managua, where we
ate sweet jocote and bananas from a roadside stand. After this brief
windy respite we packed into the bus for another long ride. About an
hour in nearly the entire bus was asleep, made so with the relaxing
music and the stiffing environment. By the time ...
... with a bunch of other kids;
he was just hanging out. Maybe his dad was getting his hair cut at
the “007”, too, I can't say.
At any rate, this random boy, who should have been in school but wasn't,
was wearing a pair of sandals, and one of those sandals was totally
destroyed. It was hanging onto his little foot more out of a sense
of habit than because of any straps or buckles. When he walked, half
his foot touched the hot ...
... guide described as liberators.
When Masaya erupted in 1771 a great lava flow threatened a local village, but the priest said some prayers and the lava flow missed the village. Proof, of course, of divine intervention. The lava flowed into a volcanic lake and we went for a swim in it. It was a great experience - just cooler than blood heat, and slightly brackish. There is an underground spring that links the lake ...
... guide saw us off, we had to walk to the Nicaraguan migration windows for our passports to be checked, where we also had to pay an entrance fee of $12. After our documents were checked and they talked to our tour guide, we had to go to another window to pay a $1 tax, and most importantly to get out passports stamped. After that we finally made our way to the van!
Some fun facts for you: Nicaragua ...
... morning since Managua is not a very pleasant city and not worth spending any time in. Granada was a big change from Managua with its beautiful spanish architecture. I checked into my hostel and met a man from Mexico who showed me around, took me to dinner, and helped get onto a bus the next morning to meet up with my friends Suzanna and Kate in San Juan Del Sur.
I took a classic chicken bus to San Juan Del Sur where I sat next to one of the locals and had my ...