This weekend was a blast! I got to visit Granada and Leon, two old cities that are about an hour away from Managua. They were beautiful. Here`s a peek at Granada:
After a quick walk around the city center, Manfred and I decided to take a boat tour of the islands. Lake Nicaragua is huge, and is home to over 400 different islands. Another fun fact: its the only fresh water lake where sharks live!! Bullsharks lurk somewhere in the waters; I heard they are not dangerous though.
The majority of the islands that we saw were owned and occupied by houses, hotels, restaurants, and bars. On one island there is a house that you can rent for three days for $300 US dollars. It looked beautiful.
Another small island is home to four monkeys. They have the perfect home because it is big enough for them, but small enough that they get lots of exposure to tourists.
The entire city was amazing and laidback. It is definitely a location I will have to return to!