Back In Grenada
27 October 2007 | Grenada, Nicaragua
After having a great time in Leon and meeting some interesting people, I have headed back down to Grenada for the weekend. Leon is great during the week as young and vibrant university students fill the streets, markets, and local hot spots. However, Grenada is simply too charming of a place to stay away. So, I am back in Grenada, staying at the Bearded Monkey hostel, and already having a great time with various travelers from Australia, Germany, U.K, Holland, and a few brave Americans.
I'd like to say a special thanks to Wayne and all the guys at Zoom Bar. I spent the majority of this Saturday hanging out with some fellow Americans, who like me, can't get enough college football. Wayne and Ramon make a wicked ½ pound bacon, blue-cheese burger, and I appreciate the hospitality, great football talk, and fun. Who would have ever thought you can catch all the college football games AND the World Series in a remote part of Nicaragua!! What a relief to get a solid Saturday of football. Unfortunately I seriously doubt this one Saturday will fill the major void I foresee in the near future.
In addition to the football fun, Halloween celebrations made the nighttime activity this weekend especially fun with local parties, crazy street activity, and enough firecrackers to give China a run for its money. Chris and Julie sailed Cisnecito up to the northern part of Nicaragua, secured the boat in a great marina, and headed inland as well, so we will attempt to meet up in the next few days and explore this interesting country together.