Nicaragua Day 6

Last night there was no internet. It's just as well because I was so tired! But now I am a day behind, and I am once again tired and my internet is spotty, but I will try.

We stayed overnight in Granada. If you followed my blog last time I was in Nicaragua, I wrote a lot about Granada.  I will see if I can find a link about last time to share but for now I will start fresh. Abishua and I started the day walking to the outdoor market. They sell everything. It includes a deli, hot food section, pet area, beef, chicken, fruit and veggies...but it looks like this:

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This market is huge! At least two city blocks with lots of rows and sections. Some how we came out a different way then we went in...and got lost!

This is a cathedral we saw that we never would have if we didn't get lost.

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The hotel is near an open square where there is lot of artisans and crafts. I purchased some neat stuff I can share upon my return.

 The artisan square. There is also a street with lots of night life energy, restaurants, music, it's fun.  Also at this square there are horse drawn carriages you can rent for a few hours. It is a lovely city.

The artisan square. There is also a street with lots of night life energy, restaurants, music, it's fun.  Also at this square there are horse drawn carriages you can rent for a few hours. It is a lovely city.

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I realize I haven't shared much about the food. A typical breakfast includes rice and beans, "Gallo Pinto" eggs, fried cheese, fresh squeezed juice with sugar added, and really delicious fresh fruit. Lunches are "Gallo Pinto", a salad, and a tortilla. There are a few traditional foods, the Nacatamal, which is a Nicaraguan Tamale. Tostones, which are fried salted plantains, Churasco, steak with olive oil, garlic, basil sauce, and of course any meal with ocean food. All of this is always served with a tortilla and rice and beans, "Gallo Pinto".

 

 My beautiful friend Amy with a lovely breakfast at hand.

My beautiful friend Amy with a lovely breakfast at hand.

Sadly two from our group got hit with a "Travelers Bug" they were too sick to join in on the rest of the day and had to stay in the hotel. Today we did our last workshops in San Juan Del Sur, we were hoping they would get down here, but they are still sick today. Hopefully they will feel better tomorrow.

After loading the bus up we headed for a beautiful morning on a boat tour around the Islands of Granada. There was one Island with a house for sale, I took a picture in case anyone is interested. If you do buy it, just remember me :-)

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 Group photo on the boat.

Group photo on the boat.

 This is the one...remember me if you buy this :-)

This is the one...remember me if you buy this :-)

 Amazing scenes.

Amazing scenes.

There is an island owned by a doctor, he has made it the island for his monkeys. They can't swim so they live freely and safe, but unable to leave on this island.

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After leaving the boat tour we headed towards San Juan Del Sur. But not without stopping for a delightful lunch, and for a photo spot in Rivas.

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San Juan Del Sur is a touristy place. It feels like San Fransisco to me. But the more fun and friendly Spanish version.

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We climbed up a hill and watched the sunset with a pina colada and nice breeze. It was a great day!

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My final photo is just fun. My friend went to get a drink and it looked so cool I had to stop her.

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Rosalind Kealiher