Trip Start Oct 02, 2012
32Trip End Jan 16, 2013
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The rest of the afternoon was spent exploring the city. In the evening I went to find a local restaurant with Jim which was recommended to me by one of the hostel workers. Unfortunately I couldn't seem to find it but we were able to find another local restaurant.
Granada is a little touristy which was actually a welcome change to the sh*t hole that was Honduras. Everyone is really friendly and Granada is pretty safe. There are still certain areas one should avoid at night but you get that everywhere.
After dinner went to find a pub down the main street with all the bars and restaurants. We ended up coming across an Irish pub, O'Sheas, that seemed pretty busy so grabbed a drink there. Its was only after we sat down did we realise that there was a pub quiz going on so we tried to join. Sadly there weren't any spare answer sheets but the table next to us kindly let us join them. They were a really nice bunch of people who were all in Granada volunteering for a local charity that works with school children. We some how managed to pick the best team to join because we ended up winning the quiz by one point!! The winning prize was a bottle of rum which I kind of felt a bit guilty for sharing as we didnt really contribute too much. I did however get my token one question correct by guessing JK Rowlings first name was Joanne so I didn't feel too guilty. hehe.
The next day, can't really remember what day of the week it was, possibly a Thursday, was spent attending my first official spanish lesson at a school called Spanish Express. I did 4 hours of lessons learning the basics. It was really good, now my problem is understanding the response I get when I've a question! What makes it even more challenging is that the Nicaraguans have a slight accent to their Latin American Spanish which just makes things a little harder than it should! haha.
In the evening we went to dinner at this locally owned cafe called Garden Cafe and then back to the volunteers' house for a hula hoop party and a card game called Plump. It was a really entertaining evening.
There had been a lot of hype about this celebration and the fact that everyone had been letting of fireworks at all hours of the day in preparation I would have expected more floats than just the one!
Was a great night out which ended up in my first Nicaragua night club called Kelly's and getting home at 3am.