Saturday, May 9, 2015

Ahhh Nicaragua

This is Mike...
We all like Granada very much. This is the place that comes to mind when you think of an adorable colonial town. Something we really appreciate is they don't burn things en mass here like Guatemala or El Salvador and the air quality is good. We are glad to be out of El Salvador. The fact, there are so many guns, generalized corruption and lawlessness made us feel uneasy. Also, to be truthful, they don't see too many North American families traveling so we were quite an oddity to them. For example, we wanted to go out to eat at a local restaurant. We stopped in the small town to see what there was to eat and literally everybody came out to watch us. It was like a scene straight out of the movie Deliverance. We had such a creepy feeling that we decided to leave and as we were leaving people were telling us to stay. Their over-enthusiasm was our turn off. After that, we all felt like it was time to leave but could not go until the next morning because of the logistics. Elise said she felt weird the day before but I had no idea. I guess you can chock another one for woman's intuition.  Either way, El Salvador was the low point of the trip so far. Now, though, we are happy to be in Granada and we appreciate the nice pedestrian friendly city.
A French bicyclist we met at the El Salvadoran border. He bicycled up from Argentina. We gave him our detailed map of Mexico through El Salvador and he was so happy. You would have thought we gave him a a thousand dollars by his elation of getting a good map.

The main church in Parque Central, Granada

Our new home in Granada is a real nice spot

The house we are renting in Granada is a two story with two bedrooms and three bathrooms and a plunge pool.

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