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Published: February 27th 2007
Laguna de Apoyo
Juan took us sailing on this boat- great captain!
Arrived in Granada, Nicaragua for the wedding after a long, but surprisingly comfortable bus trip over 2 days. I met a nice traveler from New York at the Guatemala City TICA bus station and adopted him as my travel buddy and Valentines Day dinner date for our overnight stay in San Salvador.
Granada is as hot as I expected- with the low temp here being the same as the high temp in Guatemala (96F high and 72F lows in Nicaragua)! As I stumbled around the main square searching for a place to eat, I really wished I had left some of those books and long sleeve clothes back in Antigua! My pack was heavy. I was searching for Villa Nadia "across from the church", but unfortunately for me, I had neglected to write down which
church her house was near... and as with all other cities in central america, there seems to be an endless supply of churches here!
I finally made it to Villa Nadia the big blue house across from La Iglesia Merced- tough to miss, really. But as I rang the bell and made my way inside, I thought I must be in the wrong house.
Saskia had failed to mention that her mother lives in a huge, old Spanish style home decked out in amazing art, high ceilings, and a gorgeous lush courtyard leading out to a pool in the back! An oasis in the middle of Granada.
Over the next few days, I met Saskia´s and Ale´s entire family from both Nicaragua and the states. What a great group of people- we had great fun at the bachlor/bachelorrette party, the dinner at Villa Nadia Friday night, and finally at the wedding which was held at Laguana de Apoyo at the Norome resort. I was lucky enough to stay with Saskia and her family at the resort for two nights leading up to the wedding- what a nice place to relax, and for swimming and boating in the Laguna.
The ceremony and celebration afterwards were beautiful- the pictures say it all.
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