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Heading north through Central America and times a ticking, so in retrospect, a few nights in Granada seems like a bit of a waste now. Yeah, it's got some colourful, ornate churches and a grandeur cemetery, but the city's oppressive heat makes absorbing the sights hard going.
One afternoon, whilst dripping on the pavement wandering the streets looking for a post office, some kid walked by shouting, "Hey, it's Mr Capo", pointing at me. Back at ...
... with my new camera that I bought for this trip. It has a 60x optical lens which has been very useful especially with the wildlife and it's super light. After the visit to the volcano we had a pottery demo by some indigenous people and then when we got back a few of us went for a chocolate lesson where we made Mayan, Aztec and European hot chocolate drinks from fermented cocoa beans and then created our own chocolate bar. We could put our ...
... a priest. Or a mountaineer. Traveling as a mother is fun, because, who cares about the middle aged lady with the large purse? Who is more non-threatening than a mother? We just fuss, and adjust things. Maybe a grandmother is more harmless, but mothers are still young enough that no one feels pressured to give his seat up for us, or help us over a high curb. We are too old to get picked up on, but too young to get picked ...
Like South America, the locals treat Christmas Eve as the main celebration. Shops including restaurants close late afternoon. For families it was time to gather and meet and at midnight it is their main feast coupled with fireworks.
For us, thanks to Bec, she arranged for ...
... chocolate making classes, We paid US$20 each and signed up.
During the class we learned the history of the cocoa bean and how the anchient Mayans used to prepare it for drinking chocolate. We each had turns at cooking the beans over an open fire and then de husking them while they were still hot.
After that together we ground the cooked beans until it turned into a paste and was ready to be mixed with different ingredients to make the chocolate drinks.