Exploring Granada Photo Series Part 1
Rob and I have been exploring the streets of Granada over the course of the last couple of days and I have been snapping tons of photos along the way. This post will be somewhat of a photo series… Enjoy!
The vendors at the street markets here in Granada sell everything from fruit, vegetables, rice, beans, toys, odd shaped pink coconut snacks, colgate toothpaste (yes, I bought some) and everything else you can think of. Walking through and attempting to speak with the locals is quite the experience, I highly recommend it.
What the hell is that pink thing? I thought the same thing when I first walked by it. After a closer look, I decided to buy one for 2 Cordoba ($0.08 cents) and you can see the video of me eating the pink coco treat here.
The fruits and vegetables sold on the streets here are top notch and as fresh as you can get. You can’t beat the prices either…
Not sure where this basket man was headed but he was carrying quite the load. This reminded me of the basket makers in Vietnam, as well as the bread delivery men in Egypt. You have to be pretty coordinated, that’s for sure.
Rob and I bought 4 giant carrots from these little guys for less than $0.50. I asked them if I could snap a photo of them and they huddled up quickly. After taking the photo I showed it to them and they laughed hysterically. There’s no better feeling than making people smile, is there?
The streets of Granada are dangerous. Not dangerous as far as getting robbed, but more about your chances of falling in a black hole while walking at night. Even walking in the daytime is dangerous if you’re not paying enough attention to your next step. There are no covers on these holes, and while they may look shallow, I would estimate that some of them are a minimum of 4 feet deep. This hole above is on the corner of the street that our hostel is on and it’s a deep one!
The main square in Granada is called Parque Central. Inside of the square is filled with some of Granada’s best hotels, and some great little restaruants. I had an incredible Chicken Fajita plate here yesterday, highly recommended! You can’t miss the Cathedral de Granada when walking through the Parque as it’s the brightest building in the area. The cathedral is absolutely beautiful…
Is it me or does everyone seem to ride two up in Granada? Bicycles are a part of life here and if it means that they have to use them to shuttle the family around, they do.
Talk about an incredible looking church! Might have to switch this over to a black and white photo to increase it’s creepiness.
We walked down Calzada until we reached the shores of Lake Nicaragua. One tip, don’t even think about swimming here. Although, if you ignored the sludgy brown waves coming into shore, I would have no sympathy for you in the first place. GROSS!
The fact that this park needed signs to let people know that knives and guns are prohibited is a problem in itself. Coincidentally enough we saw a few dudes walking through with 3 ft machetes. Either they run the place or they completely missed the sign out front.
Part two coming soon! Stay tuned…