Oldest City of the New World

Trip Start Aug 15, 2007
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Trip End Aug 31, 2008


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Friday, September 21, 2007

We rolled into Granada with only C$1.10 in our pockets and luckily we were able to find an ATM that accepted our card (note to readers: when traveling in Central America make sure your card has either the Cirrus or Plus icon on the back...do not depend on Star!).

Granada is a beautiful Spanish colonial town on the banks of Lake Nicaragua. Although not the capital, it certainly is the destination of choice. As for us, it was exactly what we needed to recharge our batteries and enjoy city conveniences.

Ernesto Cardenal's foundation is located here and provides a nucleus of cultural activity. The foundation promotes the arts and creates a platform for the otherwise never to be seen artist to display their craft. Unexpectedly, poetry is quite prevalent in Nica culture. It's not unusual for street kids to recite their poems to you or to be entertained by a storyteller for a couple Cordobas.
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