Travel Blogs from Granada
... very Americanized and touristy. It didn’t feel like "real" Honduras. The reef off the coast of Roatan is much more interesting than the island, at least the part of the island we saw. I went scuba diving and saw interesting, healthy coral, thousands of fish of all shapes, sizes, colours and patterns, crabs, a green Moray eel, a lobster, and a barracuda with a fishing lure snagged on its lip.
This was my ...
... we were safely
ensconced in the coastal city of Granada. We then proceded to take a
tour of the local chocolate factory, and tried the amazing products.
Next came the carriage tour of the antiquated parts of the city. We
first passed by the Parque De Poetas, and from there to the Iglesia
Merced and finally to the blind and deaf hammock factory, where were
able to ...
... the other half slapped against
the remains of his sandal.
I almost jumped up and grabbed that kid and walked him to the next
block over to buy him a new pair of shoes. I bet it would have cost
me $2, and I bet that even with my limited Spanish, I could have
pulled it off.
But I didn't. I didn't do anything. Instead, we went home and talked
about how awesome it was that Guy got a great haircut for two bucks.
Then we drank a big beer and ...
... pacific ocean 19 Km to the west.
Masaya is active - the last `burp` was in April 2012.
Late afternoon we took a boat trip around Las Isletas, the 365 small islands that are clustered near Granada on lake Nicaragua. One large island is inhabited by the 1200 people of an indigenous tribe that our guide sponsors or supports. Many are owned by rich people and contain their exclusive retreats. One is populated by four monkeys ...
... for the Mexican tribe that settled there. It is known as the land of lakes and volcanoes. The major religion in Nicaragua is Catholicism.
We did a lot of driving and stopping so I will outline the major stops and events for you (I can't remember the names/pronounciations of all of the cities/ stops so bear with me please):
1. Lake Nicaragua, view of Volcanic Islands.
2. Breakfast and ...