We arrived in Granada somewhat unprepared and very unexpectedly. After learning that four of our friends had been robbed a knife point in Managua, we made it a point to get out of there quite quickly. We flipped open our trusty guidebook and went with what looked decent.
Umm… yeah, sure. Granada sounds good.
Most of the reason we found ourselves in Nicaragua was because Jaime of Breakaway Backpacker wouldn’t shut up about how phenomenal this place was supposed to be (LOVE YOU JAIME!). So, even after the incident with our friends, we gave it the benefit of the doubt.
First off, I would like to say, Granada is really pretty. I have yet to be disappointed visually with any colonial town we have visited.
Secondly, I am not really a fan of colonial towns. They just don’t do it for me.
Remember our post on Antigua? Yeah, it kinda went like that. Good for a day to walk around. Food and booze are much more affordable here. I hear rumors of 2 for 1 mojitos for 25 cordobas (a bit more than a dollar?) on the main food strip.
However, we did get to meet up with some of our old friends from the backpacker trail and ended up drinking our night away while consoling one of the couples who was robbed and meeting a crazy Canadian guy named Ross who is circumnavigating the world via sailboat.
Not a total loss.