• Nicaragua

    Posted by Murray on February 23, 2011

    As the border crossings were eating into our schedule more than bargained for, our time in Nicaragua was unfortunately limited. 3 nights in fact. We had planned to meet with some friends in the city Managua, however the timing didn’t work out so we stayed a few nights in the lovely historic city of Granada, known as the jewel of Nicaragua. Granada nests beside a massive lake Laguna de Nicaragua and is constantly under surveillance by the magnificent nearby volcanoes protruding above the clouds. Our residence was an excellent hostel not far from the main plaza – the selling point being the fact that the girl on reception giving us the nod to bring our bikes inside the hostel so they were secure. With cm’s to spare, the steel horses maneuvered past reception, past the standard 15 nationalities of backpackers sprawled in hammocks reading Lonely Planets and others nested on sofas tapping away on their mini laptops. Amongst turned heads and mutterings such as “Well, I have NEVER seen THAT before”, we safely stored our bikes inside the hostel for a few nights.

    Granada is a great city and we loved having a few days exploring the streets and catching up on a few coffees!

2 Comments | Leave a Reply

  1. Anthony McNab on February 23, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Great to see you back on the air guys. Did you leave some black smoking trails of rubber through the hostel – just to really lock in the “have never seen that before comment”?

    • Murray on March 3, 2011 at 4:00 pm

      Ha ha, that combined with a double shot of pepper spray to please the crowd made for quite the entry