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Masaya, Nicaragua: Home of tourist crap.

I took a chance leaving on New Years Eve day as everything was closed. I just didn’t feel like hanging around Granada a day longer. Luckily the buses were running and I was on the road to Masaya. Masaya is the epicenter for the artisans who make all the touristy stuff. Although it is not a high priority for me, they were also the ones who made hammocks and I figured that would be neat to see. The other reason was that there was a pretty well known crater lake just outside the city limits. Swimming in a volcano seemed nice so it added a day to the stopover and a distraction from having to look at tourist crap.

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Central park food. A grandma with a huge pot lined with banana leaves. Inside were different kinds of plantains, meat, and yucca. Great stuff.

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When there is food there is wildlife. Still not a poison arrow dart frog to be seen.

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This cool fort place is where the artisans market is located. I did a quick walk through but half heartedly as I didn’t want anything.

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These were at the crater lake. It was about an hours drive on a packed bus. I luckily arrived just in time to catch one of the buses that went all the way down to the bottom of the crater rather than the ones which stopped at the top. The next and last bus to pick up from the bottom was at 4:30p. Although I really wasn’t wanting to wait until then, I also figured that four bus loads of people being dropped off and on top of that all the people walking down were all going to be wanting that one bus going back, so I said screw it and walked back to the top. When I got to the top I kept going and was told of an alternate route back to Masaya so I ended up walking the 10kms back to town. It poured a couple of times but there were plenty of trees to take cover.

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Lunch at the crater.

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A very picturesque cemetary I stumbled on.

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Tourist crap.

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A local church being slowly restored.



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2 responses to “Masaya, Nicaragua: Home of tourist crap.”

  1. roxanne says:

    we’re trying to contact a church in Masaya, NIcaragua- i believe it’s the one you have pictured above… any idea how i would best contact them? Do you know of any international yellow pages? Thanks for your help!

  2. roxanne says:

    sorry – wrong e-mail address for me…
    we’re trying to contact a church in Masaya, NIcaragua- i believe it’s the one you have pictured above… any idea how i would best contact them? Do you know of any international yellow pages? Thanks for your help!

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