much more like it.
07.11.2007 - 15.11.2007 27 °C
Well Nicaragua is much more like the central america you would want to see. Roads are still the same or slightly worse but its more like an actual place than a tourist destination in the off season. People doing stuff and generally a bit of a buzz around and about. I'll let Geev inform you about the 10 hour trip to get from where we were to where we are. Not a lot of fun. Chicken buses are recommended for short trips but a whole day is just a little too much. Got here though and that is the main thing.
Picture of a lake in nicaragua for you.
Granada itself is a very pretty colonial town. Not too many tourists - this is still the rainy season and not sure when it is supposed to end - just as I leave I imagine. Lots of very pretty buildings and as such photo opportunities. I took 1. The lake is pretty disgusting - its on lago de nicaragua for those of you following with an atlas. Its in Nicaragua for those of you who are not. Nicaragua is in Central America for those of you who are geography fuckwitts. Went to another lago just up the road. Payago I think. Most tranquilo. Hung out and did nothing all day apart from deciding that we would skip Panama as it is too far to travel. We then changed our mind once we had a beer and had to take the fecking bus again. Not that I mind. All sorts of interesting opportunities to buy baked or liquidised goods from local vendors. More than you could ever eat but still better feast than famine I suppose. Am still waiting to get my first tattoo / piercing / souvenier. No rush I suppose.
Anyway - 28 hours later we are in Bocas del toro in Panama. We spent about 20 hours on buses and 8 hours overnight in Puerto Limon - it is probably the worst place I have ever been to. Do not go there under any circumstances. Geev and I were quite proud of getting out alive although that does exaggerate the danger somewhat it was still pretty rough. In any case - the computers here are from the 80's and the keyboards have no letters left printed on them so I am using the force to type. Its also a stunning day outside and we are off snorkeling so please be patient for me to actually make any sense of the above and upload some bus pictures etc.
This is the Panama / Costa Rica border at Sixaola. Bit of a shambles all told.
Hope you are all well. Going for a dip in the carib now.