The internet here is really slow, so no photos this time unfortunately! I´m uploading them to Facebook so I don´t lose them, and will transfer some over as soon as I can.
We´ve been in Nicaragua just over a week now, and really enjoying it. Granada is a beautiful city, and after the relative isolation of Isla Ometepe it was wonderful to have multiple restaurants to choose from!
We also stayed at a wonderful lake, where we kayaked and swam all day. One of the best spots I´ve been to.
Now we´re in Leon, which I think I like even more, although it looks a lot grubbier. We went to the cinema for the first time – there was a Cameron Diaz film in English, with Spanish subtitles – and today went volcano boarding! Cerro Negro is incredible; the rocks at the top are still warm, even though it hasn´t erupted in ten years or so. You can also still see smoke rising from the crater. Hiking up in the wind, with boards strapped to our backs like Buzz Lightyear, was quite challenging, but luckily it didn´t take too long. Unfortunately on the way down I fell off quite spectacularly – although the guide insisted its not that hard to balance, and that even if you do fall off you won´t keep tumbling down – I did. As I went spinning down the slope the thoughts that went through my mind were; what a liar! and what if I never stop? It´s hard to think straight in such circumstances.
Emily enjoyed her trip more, although she wished she´d gone faster!! Definitely won´t be trying that again. Even before I fell, it was more stressful than fun. It´s a pretty steep slope and you can travel very fast.
Oh, I also got my hair cut. It´s much cooler now!