Out of customs and straight into a traffic jam, this one caused by stupidity really but thats the way it is, 5 minutes and we were on our way. The countryside changed almost immediately, more parched, less green and we are back to seeing more horses being used and for the first time on this trip we saw a couple of Oxen drawn carts. Obviously an indicator that Nicaragua is still struggling to increase wealth after year of civil war and corruption. Granada is a nice old colonial town, founded by the Spanish in the 1500's on the shore of the huge lake Nicaragua, some stunning architecture and very colourful, its also home to some ex pats from Europe and North America (our bikes are next door to our hotel in the home of an expat from London). We've enjoyed it here, quite laid back so we've stayed 3 days but tomorrow we need to head Northwards again, life on the road rather than life by the pool!
Almost 40 degrees means water on the move is necessary
Nice House just down from our hotel
Afternoon, everybody hiding from the sun....except us!
Street vendors are everywhere
View back into the town from the lake, looks nicer than in reality but work in progress
Plenty colours around
Used to take tourists (and cargo) around, feel sorry for these horses in this heat
Cooling down, it doesn't HAVE to be hard
As always , guys with big guns
The town from the top of the church tower
Fiona trying to get a breeze!
One for the twitchers