Hotel el Gran Marquez
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... large and gleaming white cathedral are crumbling to a lesser (or greater degree). León was the heart of the Sandinista revolution, where every lamp post is painted FSLN red and black and political murals adorn walls. Therefore after gawping at the colossal cathedral we thought it would be rude not to visit El Museo de la Revolución. Housed in an large colonial building we were guided around by a FSLN freedom fighter who proudly started the tour by showing us his party ID and ...
... corn tortillas,with cream, vinegar, chopped cabbage, and marinated onions on it) and vigoron (cabbage salad on top of boiled yuca, with chicharrones or fried pork skin).
Then we want off in search of a beer or two at a nice bar. We found a place on a corner where we could rest, drink beer, and watch the world go by. Nice rest!
After our beer rest we walked back to our hotel and took naps which was very ...
... for a pedicure ($6). Whilst there they were trying to sell me their various other services and never having had a facial ($8) I thought I'd give it a go.
They steamed, squeezed and massaged my face and then put cold raw grated potato on for about 20 minutes, longer than parboil but not enough for gratin.
After that was a quick 30 cycle around Granada armed with a camera.
Got too hot.... So .......swam, sunbathed and watched The ...
... else in Nicaragua, run late. Still, I was mentally charting plan B...and C and D and E. If worse came to worse, we could go to Jinotepe and catch a later bus to Masaya from there.
At 5:40, we were still on the bus- stopped at one of the passengers houses to unload what appeared to be about 25 liters of Tona (Nicaraguan beer of choice) from the roof. When 5:50 rolled around and we still were not even within site of the next town, I started to panic.
... where you walk 3km along the beach and 3km back looking out for leatherback sea turtles who have come to lay their eggs. If they´re too close to laying them by the sea then we had to collect the eggs into a bin bag and relocate a nest. It is the most surreal thing when seeing a leatherback. First of all no light is allowed apart from red light on a head torch so if it´s cloudy you can´t see a thing on the beach like drift wood and coconuts so tripping up was a frequent thing. First ...