Sunday, September 21, 2014

Granada, Nicargua

 We stayed at Casa del Agua.  Loved it there!

 Two words: white pineapple.
 At the chocolate museum.
 Organic sea salt dark chocolate : ) Mmmm.

I loved the indoor/outdoor feel of all the buildings.  So nice!

After a day in Managua, we went about an hour away to the old colonial city of Granada which is on the coast of Lake Nicaragua.  The city has been witness and victim to many of the battles with and invasions from English, French and Dutch pirates trying to take control of Nicaragua.

As we drove into the city, it was clear that the streets were made long before vehicles were invented.  Traffic was a pain.  It's way better to just walk everywhere!  Granada felt like the Charleston of Central America.  Beautiful, colonial, full of character—and touristy.  We explored, we dined, we strolled, relaxed, swam, and enjoyed ourselves.  The city was hot, the views were beautiful and the people were really nice.

I loved all the tiled floors, tiled shingles, and hand crafted wooden furniture.  The mountains were gorgeous.  The food was pretty good.  And we really loved the Casa del Agua.  It's huge old house turned into a hostel owned by a nice Irish guy.  The bathroom in our room was under a flight of stairs.  I enjoyed the humor : )

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