Whilst in Leon, we met a retired Canadian couple (David & Theresa) from Ontario that now call Nicaragua home. David had given us some rough directions on how to navigate through Managua and together with my GPS, we made easy work of the city. We also benefited from the fact that it was Sunday morning and most people where either at church or still in bed as the roads were relatively quiet. I’m using Open Street Mapping for Central and South America on my Garmin GPS and it is able to auto-route through the bigger cities which it has the information for, but sadly isn’t able to auto-route through some of the non-descript towns that we travel to which makes navigation a pain as some towns don’t even have street names. As we rode through Managua, the capital of Nicaragua, there was very little signage directing traffic to Granada.
Granada is another of the colonial cities in Nicaragua and located along the shore of Lake Nicaragua, and at the foot of Volcan Mombacho, it has some amazing architecture and old churches. Along the way, we stopped at a mirador (look out) to take a photo of Volcan Masaya and Lake Nicaragua when a soccer club making their way to an afternoon soccer game stopped. There were about 15 teenage guys and they all took an interest in us, our bikes and where we were going. Under normal circumstances, one would be afraid of a group of teenagers all ganged together; however these guys were extremely friendly and invited us to their game - we had to decline though. I never did get the name of their team.
|Volcan Masaya & Lake Nicaragua|
|Parque Central Cathedral|
|Street view of a typical living room|
New photos added to the Nicaragua photo album.