Gringo's Paradise

>> Sunday, August 19, 2007

Last weekend was our first anniversary and since we aren't yet allowed to take vacation days, we thought that we'd be able to celebrate it by eating some Papa John's pizza (there's one not too far away), but we decided instead to spend a day in Granada soaking up the gringo amenities.

Granada is a really nice colonial city that's just a 30 minute bus ride away from Masaya. There are a lot of ex-pats that live there, and as a result, a pretty cosmopolitan atmosphere with tons of great restaurants and places to go. We walked around a little bit and then we ate at a restaurant with some good vegetarian options. The first vegetarian menu I saw in Nicaragua looked something like this:

Chicken and ribs on the vegetarian menu is about what I've come to expect, but instead I had a great veggie kabob and then we polished it off with some hummus and gelato. Here are some pictures from Granada:

Most of the buildings in Granada are painted very bright and festive colors, including the cathedral in central park:
Here's Holly modeling the best (only) hummus and pita we've had in Nicaragua:
This is the best anniversary present ever (and my new accidentally super short hair):
 The Lago de Nicaragua:
Here's a really old and not at all festively painted church:
Since then, we also experienced and survived the biggest test of our marriage yet: we shared just one copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and made it all the way through without losing an ear in the struggle.

You can see more pictures from Granada and other stuff here.

1 comments:

Laura 1:11 PM, August 28, 2007  

how does one get a hair cut that is accidentally only millimeters away from one's scalp? did you forget to tip your stylist (holly?) the last time you went? the next time, i'll send you jerry's clippers to borrow. he always comes out looking striking. or you could just find a petsmart the next time you are in the gringo's paradise. that seems to work well.

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