Granada, Nicaragua

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streets...
Central America has the full spectrum of travel options... from flights to local ( i prefer to use that word instead of 'chicken' due to its non deserving derogitory stereotype) buses, which are the backbone of transport moving masses of people... sometimes in haste, but always in style.. for our journey to Nicaragua we chose a luxury coach.... (for the record we're not the types to expect clean rooms and punctual transport, nor are we the ones to throw the guide books away in search of the 'ultimate cultural experience'.... somewhere in between)

...we chose this for the simple reason that we needed to get as far away from Guatemala as possible.... This would reduce the temptation to return, or at least give me time to think about it en route.

So we passed thru 4 countries over a 15 hour journey.
.. arriving at 8pm, only to be mobbed by eager taxi drivers, keen to upsell a ride across town, to a ride anywhere in the country. You have to admire their eagerness for business, but their aggressive attitude can be a bit much as they reach for your luggage! We formed our own pack of tourists behind the security fence at the bus station, and made passage to the other bus station, where we fought our way over to another shuttle headed to Granada... a colonial town 45 min south of Managua (the capital & not such a nice place to stay).

From time to time you do miss the sincerity and honesty in every day life at home. But i'm sure someone has tried to explain the benefits of this to the bus and cab drivers....or then again... just lap it up..... it's part of the experience right??

So anyway, after arriving into Granada, with our pack, finding beds for the night, grabbing some food, and going for a drink... i realised i was super tired (we did wake at 3 am that morning) & got an amazing nights sleep. The morning we checked out the lush square in Granada. We soaked up the anarchy of the markets & busy streets, & checked out some churches. Then we made a shotgun decision to head for the coast... San Jaun Del Sur in hope of some beach time...


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streets...
streets...
the square
the square
central american mayhem...
central american mayhem...
the big fella.... waiting for the …
the big fella.... waiting for the…
Granada
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