The Villas at Apoyo
Travel Blogs from Granada
Now I've been back a week but here's a brief recap of the trip to ring in 2008. I flew into Managua on December 27. Rode in a Paxeos shuttle directly to Grananda. Found accomodation for myself and the crew at the Oasis (first place I tried). The rest of the crew wasn't arriving for hours so I grabbed a map of the city and wandered. I hit the …
... hotel and the price was $30 a night!
The first night we explored a little, ate at an American owned restaurant- complete with a packer flag! And then we hit the hay early because we were so tired from our travels.
The next day we got up and explored the city. There are tons of old colonial churches to see, but none of them have all of the gold and silver like you see in Europe.. obviously because all of the riches were sent back ...
that might be only 3 kilometers from the city, but felt like a huge
journey to the hinterlands-maybe because our taxi driver kept moaning
and saying “Oh, it's so hot!” “It's so far!” “This road is
so bad!” The four people crammed like a cheap package of sweaty hot dogs
into his back seat dragged the car down and if felt like we were
going to leave the tailpipe behind in a pothole so his worries may
... There she is in a tiny spacepod that is on fire and getting pummeled by deadly space debris. There she is in a teeny ship that is burning up while entering the atmosphere. Now she crash lands into a conveniently placed lake. In seventy minutes, she should have died about forty-five times. But she survives! Why wouldn’t she survive? What a lark.
Nicaragua is like a country made up of fathers. Clearly this is a country that has seen ...
... Yes, those still images are well and truly out of focus but do look at the 25 or so sec video clip (to be uploaded later). Should have taken more short video clips where the low lighting was fine for that ...