On our tour of the islands we happened upon a monkey island
This was not the original title of the blog... it was going to be something like, Bearded Monkey, Monkey Hut and Monkey attacks, but upon being given a brochure of a resturant with this as itÂ´s slogan I had to change the title. Give me your ideas of what you think it might mean... Frank and Dody and i have ours.
So I headed to Granada and spent 3 days lazing around in the hostel, The Bearded Monkey. I did walk around the city, sit in the park and take a lovely boat tour of the islands in which I saw some great monkeys, who were fed by the other boat drivers and accounted for why they were so fearless and came so close to us. But really, the thing you come to Granada to do is lay in hammocks, drink Nica Libres and generally learn how to lounge. In fact, if your not sure how to do this yet, you absolutly must stop here before you go any farther to get some lessons.
I then took a truck to the Monkey Hut, owned by the same people of course. It is located on a huge crater lake, Laguna Apoyo
This cat at the hostel was often found in flower pots... guess the dirt is cool
and is a bit like paradise. The set up there is great, with a huge deck, and of course more hammocks, over looking the lake. Everything you might want to do in the water is avaliable to you, tubes, canoes, kayaks etc. There's a floating deck a little ways out. Most people take day tours here, I spent 2 nites, 3 days here. Just loved the place, nothing to do but chill. I met an awesome couple from Cali., Frank and Dody, and hung out with them most the time. Including our canoe escapade during a nite when the power went off and we were sitting on their deck drinking... good times. Frank ending up giving me a flashlight and batteries and a sewing kit, he didnÂ´t think my little book lite was enough. They were great people and I was sad to say goodbye to them and the lake but travellers must travel lest they be travellers... so back I went to Granada for another nite and now I am in Rivas. Tommorrow I will take a bus to the border to re-up my time and hopefully come straight back... not sure if they will let me or not.
This is the view of Granada from the water
Hope to here from you all... thought I'd have tons of messages after my rum tour, guess it's not all the surprising that I would go to rum factory anymore eh? Take care and more soon, Kari
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