Hotel Casa Vivaldi
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... heat and checking out the sights, taking photos and practising our Spanish with Donald.
Looking into the crater you cannot see much due to the gas being quite thick, but nonetheless it’s quite the spectacle, especially when the crater is over 400m wide. There is no visible lava during the day but apparently at night you can see the glow through the sulphur dioxide. In 2001 an eruption threw rocks of up to 60cm in ...
... bus stop. We joined a decently sized queue for the bus to Leon, which was actually a minibus that invariably turned up every fifteen minutes or so. It took about 90minutes. The driver offered to drop us at the hostel for what we thought was a "tip", but turned out to be a very precise 20 cordobas each. We had only chipped in 10 each. Apparently from the bus stop a taxi is an almost standard 20. He was quite passive aggressive in his ...
... alas he wouldn't close the deal. As we were walking away from the last negotiation we ran across (bad use of words) a guy sitting on the sidewalk, half asleep with a hammock slung over his shoulder. Within 10 minutes Alan had his hammock, the guy got his first sale of the day, and I didn't have to look at anymore hammocks. We spent the next bit of time looking for rope. All said and done, Alan was about $12 poorer and had gained about two pounds of luggage. After all that we ...
... no windows, no air, so closed in, horrible sleep, up at 7am, in the van, we are outta here!
1. Hired a scooter and rode around the Island
2. Being on a lake the size of an ocean
3. Climbing a Volcano (even if it was the hardest thing I've ever done in my life)
4. Getting given a sandwich from one of the girls on the volcano tour
5. Seeing Howler Monkey's in the wild and hearing their almighty calling ...
Took the ferry back to the mainland. This time it was smooth sailing! From there we headed to Granada- about an hour's drive from the ferry landing.
Granada is a lovely colonial town on the shores of the northern part of Lake Nicaragua. We rented a little house about 2 blocks from the town center and it was just what we needed after some time roughing it! For starters the house was in an actual town- not a village or farm in ...