Apparently, we missed our buying opportunity

Today was an island tour along Lake Nicaragua.  We learned that 5 years ago, one could buy an entire island for $300-500.  Now, they run $300,000-500,000.  Guess we missed out.


Islands in Lake NIcaragua

We also learned that “heron” means both “high” and “think” in the local Indian language.  Who knew?


A heron who took off at just the right moment

We also got to see my favorite….monkeys!  Six of them have been placed on one of the islands by a local vet.  They live off fruit given to them each day by the tourists.  Sad, but still cute.

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And, we topped off the day by going to a Carnival parade.  Yes, Carnival, in August.  Go figure.  Parades here are just a wee bit different than those we are used to.  First, although the population of Granada is only about 120,000, the parade lasted for nearly 3 hours. Of course, part of the reason it lasted so long is that various vendors joined in the parade so one could buy beer, rum, cotton candy and ice cream cones between each group participating in the parade.  And, no barriers!  So you could get as close to the parade participants as you wanted, cross the street when you wanted, etc.  I will say I don’t think I have seen so many boys in bikinis since my last Pride parade in Boystown…

Rumor is that tomorrow there will be a running of the bulls.  Can’t wait!

About theschneiduks

Lisa has a degree in biology and another in law and has spent the last 20 years working as a patent litigator. She is a voracious reader of young adult dystopian fiction and watches far too much bad tv. She loves pretty much anything to do with zombies, and doesn’t think there is anything weird about setting an alarm at 6 am on a weekend to stumble to a pub to watch her beloved Chelsea boys. Robert has had many professions, including a chef, a salesman, an IT guy and most recently, a stay at home dog dad. He speaks Italian and hopes to learn Spanish on this trip. He loves nothing more than a day spent sailing, hopes to do more scuba diving, and rues the day he introduced Lisa to football (i.e., soccer).
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1 Response to Apparently, we missed our buying opportunity

  1. Deanna says:

    Dang. You should have bought an island while the buying was good. What other Central American countries are still on the bleeding edge of cool and have cheap land grabs?


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