Getting to Granada was not as easy, we ended up in wrong terminals in Managua, had to take cabs and got ripped off by $2 on a bus for the first time during our travels...
When we finally arrived we found a cool hostel called La Libertad, where we stayed for 3 nights for $12/private room. We made friends with other housemates: a cat and two turtles 😊
Granada is more touristy than other cities we have seen so far, however it still has a unique vibe and charm. We liked the city a lot, especially because of the artists selling their handrafted artisan products on the street La Calzada, where you will also find many bars and restaurants. We met some amazing local artists, cool streetkids and one huge idiot- Richie Rick aka Ricardo.
Here is the story in short form: We got ripped off by a so called "tour guide", who took money from us without delivering the promises. If you are ever in Granada watch out for a 37-year old guy called Richie-Rick (Ricardo), a former US marine (whatever...), with 13-year tourguiding experience (bullshit), has a young daughter in the states, a screwed up love
life (about which he will wine and winge all night and day), he has a strong american accent, apparently he is a successful businessman (maybe in ripping people off?), living with his parents, high fives-everyone, will address you by "young lady", wears usually shorts and a long sleeved shirt, is drunk all the time and has the worst reputation in the city. He usually sticks around with elder american men. Here is our advice: STAY AWAY FROM HIM. Nevertheless, we still had an awesome time in Granada, where we danced Salsa, Meringue and Bachata every night in a local disco with locals and local beer 😊
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