A few small islands and some monkeys
Trip Start Sep 01, 2006
110Trip End Aug 31, 2007
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A few of us hired a boat and went for a trip on Lake Nicaragua to Las Islestas. These are a bunch of 365 small islands created 10,000 years ago when the local volcano erupted. A lot of the rich and famous Nicaraguans have built holiday homes on some of the islands. Other islands are occupied by local birds like egrets, herons and cranes. Somehow, one of the smaller islands had about half a dozen monkeys living on it. Probably dumped there by the local boat drivers to create a tourist attraction. They were really friendly and even posed for a few photos.
Granada is a tourist and ex-pat hot-spot so there's a large night life scene. We went to a few clubs where I proved without a doubt that I can't salsa dance. I'll have to stick to propping up the bar from now on.