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We left Managua as soon as we possibly could and got a cab to the minivan station. Before the taxi had stopped, bus touts had opened the boot and grabbed our bags, in an attempt to 'coax' us onto their bus. Watching your backpacks run away is bloody terrifying. Simon flew out of the cab and grabbed both, slinging them over his shoulder despite the combined weight of them. Anyway, we managed to get on a minivan without a) losing our bags and b) killing anyone and we were soon on our way to Granada.
Once we arrived we were relieved to find a beautiful town of colonial and colourful architecture and a lively bar and restaurant scene. After finding a hostel we headed out for much-needed food (hadn't eaten yet such was our desperation to leave Managua) and enjoyed some Mexican type things in a beautiful courtyard.
We have spent a few days wondering around the gorgeous and absolutely boiling town of Granada, enjoying the views and the food! We climbed up to the bell tower of a church for a brilliant view across the city with Lake Nicaragua in the near-distance and the cone of Volcan Mombacho in sight.
Enjoyed a much-needed curry on Saturday night, all washed down with some smashing Nicaraguan beer. Yay. A rather European feel here but with the low costs of a Central American country. And the 35 degress temperatures.