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Published: August 18th 2008
Here we are in the heart of Granada, Nicaragua..... and having a great time as always. What a great city this is, and when I say that we are in the heart I really mean it. Our hotel is on the main square.... facing the central park and Cathedral. We are staying for 4 nights at the lovely Hotel Plaza Colon.... and it has now taken me over an hour to upload these 14 pics... so I am done for the night and will keep this short.
Everyone said that we would love this town, and I can see why. Granada really is the jewell in the crown of this country. Smokin' hot today... wow.. one of the hottest afternoons ever. Yesterday and today were part of the biggest festival / celebration that Granada has each year... the Hipica.... horse parade. We arrived just in time to get settled into the hotel... and head out to explore. Kinda like the Calgary Stampede combined with a massive carnival. Food vendors, all sorts of games, stages set up playing loud music everywhere, beer tents.... fireworks and a massive parade. All taking place just a few feet from our hotel. It was a
crazy night... and not a great one for sleeping (hmmm... perhaps a downside of being on the central square). Today was more fun and the famous horse parade. I must be honest... we missed most of today's parade as by 4pm it became necessary to find some escape from the heat, crowds and noise... so we were in the pool. Oh well... all for our sanity.
Tomorrow we are taking a boat trip to Las Isletas.... and then an evening trip to a volcano to walk through some lava tubes and see some bats!! All the fun stuff that Central America has to offer.
Here are an assortment of pics as usual. A little bit of everything from the last few days. Enjoy
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