Granada, what a wonderful town! Just an hour away from Managua, this gem is completely walkable, accessible, and swims in colours and kindness.
I have been enjoying ‘being a traveller’ to the fullest today despite the fact that I will be going back to the capital tomorrow afternoon to be at work on Monday. It’s a little bit sad that I’m not able to just relax fully and take all things in, however, to get the most out of it my way, I skip museums and statues, and focus on people.
In the morning, I spent some time in the main square talking and hanging out with an NGO group of women that bring children’s books to teach street children and young vendors how to read. Instead of sniffing glue, that is.
On my way to the beach, I met two young guys that I continued walking with. We found a nice bench where we got stuck for a couple of hours speaking intensely about religion and tradition – the boys had a great load of knowledge and abilities to argument and we had a great exchange of values, ideas and laughs.
They took me to a side road where I could take some nice photos and walked me back to the center when it started to become dark. Suddenly, while standing in front of a restaurant where artists were playing traditional Nicaraguan music and people joined in dancing, one of them went: “Today, I have felt something I have never felt before..” followed by a second of awkward silence and an inner red alert alarm from my side.
“I have appreciated the colours, sounds and details of my own city in a way that I have never noticed before.”
Thank you for a fantastic day, boys!
I hope I can hold on to my camera until I’m back in Managua – I have a million photos to share with you!