4 Chicken buses+10hrs at the border = MUCHOS FUN!
Trip Start Feb 11, 2010
48Trip End Jul 15, 2010
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Cabinas Santa Rita
Bus number 1 was from Monteverde to the Pan-American Highway was relatively easy, although Egg and I managed to excitedly hop off the bus one stop too early - luckily we managed to hop back on just as easily!! Loads of people got off with us, from the highway we needed a bus to either Liberia (about 80km from the border) or La Cruz (20km from the border)
Waking up at 4.30am isn`t the best on any occassion, but knowing that we could potentially be stuck at the border ALL DAY it made getting out of bed even less appealing. We were on the road by 5am and at the border by 5.30, the queue was already massive. full of Costa Ricans and Nicaraguans going on the Easter Hollibobs. It took almost 4hours before we were even stanmped out of Costa Rica, a further 2 hours before we were stamped in to Nicaragua and another 3hours before we managed to get a bus to leave. Finding a bus to Granada was relatively easy, but they`re all waiting on their own paperwork and this takes hours.
We finally arrived in Granada about 3pm, it was absolutely boiling. After wandering around the streets aimlessly looking for our hostel we finally made it. Time for a beer we definitely deserved one!!!