Hotel el Gran Marquez
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... Since then, he has shined shoes in the same spot every day. He is 76 years old. The mayor of San Marcos gave Sloth Guy/Shoe Shine Guy a small room in City Hall to use at night.
The entire team returned on Wednesday evening for Pastor Ron Herrod's preaching and CBC creative arts ministry at the crusade on the city Town Hall steps -- which is located across the street from the city park. As the crusade begins -- we notice ...
Day 4 in Nicaragua:
Today began with an early 6:15 awakening for those of us who decided to go on a market run with Benny. We picked up 90 bananas, 75 mandarins, some pineapple, watermelon and other fruits for snacks. When we went we were able to practice our Spanish by asking how much certain products cost (cuanto cuesta…) and interact with some of the people working at the stands. Then when we got back, all of us went out to breakfast at Maria's across the street. We ...
... and met a young surfer couple from Oregon. They invited me to join them and we talked about all kinds of things for a couple of hours. Finally, they bailed out on Happy Hour and headed off for a horse-drawn carriage ride. That seems to be the thing to do here. I don't think that I will do it. I see lots of working, horse-drawn carts on the streets in town. One of my biggest concerns in our conversation was when Alex said she had contracted ...
... and kick back with a cocktail and enjoy the sun, Ah the good life. Not satisfied to spend the whole day sitting on my **** I grabbed a kayak and paddled to the middle of the crater late. I thought about crossing the 5km diameter, but in turned out to be a tough slog against the strong winds and surprising waves for a lake. Instead I paddled to the centre of the lake and enjoyed the panorama view of the surrounding hills. It was quite ...
... and relaxed throughout the 61 minute dive.
It wouldn't be an accurate portrayal of our trip if I only described amazing places and experiences, so here are some less-awesome realities of our trip:
1 & 2 Star Hotels
We've stayed in some very nice accommodations and some awful ones. Hot rooms, no windows, termites, beds with springs popping out, unrelenting street noise, ...