Granada Travel Blog› entry 15 of 20 › view all entries
I love, love, love Nicaragua! I definately think it is going to be my favorite of the countries we've visited on this trip. The people seem so friendly, and you can't help but be moved by looking around at everyone trying to eke out a small living. You can really see a pretty big difference in poverty when you cross the border from Costa Rica.
We're in Granada now and it's a beautiful colonial city. There are lots of old churches and most of the buildings you see are in the old spanish style. They are painted in different bright yellows and oranges. It's really cool how you don't see much from the outside of the buildings and then inside can be these amazing places with beautuful lush courtyards. During the day people fill the narrow, dilapadated sidewalks selling lottery tickets, household goods, fruit, etc.
Today we went on a canopy tour on the side of Volcan Mumbachu. There were 14 platforms way the hell up in the air and the longest line was 100m. The first one was pretty scary to get your feet off the platform, but then after that it was great! At the end of the tour you rappel down this giant ceiba (sp?) tree. The platform is 18m in the air. Yesterday when we were looking into doing the tour the guy said you get to pick the speed you want to rappell down. Slow, medium, fast, turbo and freefall! Afterward we did finally manage to get a glimpse of a howler monkey and then back to town.