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    Was told or read somewhere that El Zaguan in Granada meant the "The Garage".

    Was one of the first places I ate in this Country, have enjoyed food there many times, I like to sit near the pit so I can watch the grill masters at work. Over the years they have expanded a few times and a few visits I have noticed a decline in service and quality. I have not eaten there in a few years so maybe they have changed. My tip would be that if it is packed you might be better off taking a pass waiting for a less busy night.

    Would have to look back in my travel journals but I know I wrote about it after my first meal there. Had one of those little 1/4 bottle or some such of FDC 5, 2 Ensas, Steak dinner and it was like $6-$8 or something. Think I ate there 3 times that trip.
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    Bills pic of the fan cage grill cracked me up, just the night before I had bought a few pieces of beef prepared on one. first I have had in ages.

    I miss a good steak, I have not bought beef (other than ground) in months if not a year. You think you have had tough beef, try some on the Atlantic Coast. You have to cook it half the day and into the night just to get it where you can pierce it with a fork, another few hours more and you might be able to chew it (if you got good teeth). Every time I cook some I am so mad by the time it is done I don't want it any more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KeyWestPirate View Post
    What DOES "zaguan" mean? That used to be the name of the now Toro Negro steakhouse in Liberia. I was told it means "the trail or the path", specifically like those narrow foot paths you see in the campo going back to people's houses.
    I was told by the Nicaragua that took us there the first time, that it loosely translated to hallway or aisle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StickMan View Post
    I was told by the Nicaragua that took us there the first time, that it loosely translated to hallway or aisle.

    That makes sense, before they started expanding it was like a hallway.
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    Partook in the doings on this July 19 - Rather linking the shots 1x1 here you can find theme here...

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    Some shots from the Managua Hipica on Aug 1... I'll post some of the horses if I can find them...

    Hipica Managua 2014 - DSC07597

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    Date Taken: 2014-08-01 15:29:46
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    Lens: 70-210mm F4
    Focal Length: 210 mm
    Mode: Aperture-priority AE
    Aperture: f/4.5
    Exposure Time: 0.004 sec (1/250)
    ISO: 200

    Hipica Managua 2014 - DSC07577

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    Date Taken: 2014-08-01 15:16:36
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    Lens: 70-210mm F4
    Focal Length: 210 mm
    Mode: Aperture-priority AE
    Aperture: f/4.0
    Exposure Time: 0.004 sec (1/250)
    ISO: 200

    Hipica Managua 2014 - DSC07800

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    Date Taken: 2014-08-01 16:14:39
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    Focal Length: 135 mm
    Mode: Aperture-priority AE
    Aperture: f/4.5
    Exposure Time: 0.001 sec (1/1000)
    ISO: 200

    Not bad for a 25 yr + old lens... I left the good stuff home for fear of poaching.. Also this camera and lens weighs 3 lbs and is magnesium and aluminum so it is dual purpose if need be..
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    Sweet....I'll stick around and wait for the horse Pics!!

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    Who needs horse pics?

    Is Raptor some kind of testosterone supplement drink?

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    I did find this vine from the Hipica - We were about 100M away from this point..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post
    Hipica Managua 2014 - DSC07597
    Nice abs! If I had to pick - judge in a beauty contest, etcetera, do-not-pass-GO - it'd be the babe with the jeweled navel - hands down!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daddy-YO View Post
    Nice abs! If I had to pick - judge in a beauty contest, etcetera, do-not-pass-GO - it'd be the babe with the jeweled navel - hands down!

    I don't think it's the jewel in the navel.

    You're just one of those Home Improvement "More Power" guys.

    I like the cowboy shirt and the leather hat too (which begs the question: what don't I like???)

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    You are both wrong....DSC07577 rules!
    Life's different here ... It's a whole 'nother pace.

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    I agree with Tom, but they're all good to go.

    No one knows what Raptor is?

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    It is an Energy drink..
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    Guy on a horse with a king sized FDC..

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    Leyton (Center) is a famous singer whose videos always have an assortment of cheesecake.. Used to be Chilo would call me to see one of his videos and then promptly smack me in the shoulder for watching the video... <shrug>
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    An example of his videos..

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    I think I recall seeing that video on CBC Video Hits after school!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post
    An example of his videos..

    *smack*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonh View Post
    No one knows what Raptor is?

    This is a Raptor... (Eyes up and to the left)... Yes that bottle....

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    View from Ticuantepe towards Volcano Masaya

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    Great pics. I like the one with the guy carrying the block of ice and the BnW bus pics.

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    We stopped in at Lagoon Xiloa on the 22nd of July

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    Many many weekends were spent here by Chilo in her youth.

    The cement poles used to have metal fasteners on the top for Hammocks and the pads had zink roofs.. All have been pilfered over the years..



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    I don't want to be insensitive by asking Chilo's age, but were these many weekends prior to the big earthquake and subsequent downfall of the Somoza regime? Just trying to get an appreciation for when this beach was populated with hammocks.
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    Replace the roofs with thatch.

    Hammock City!

    What a cool way to spend the day ...no pun intended.

    Is it windy there?
    Life's different here ... It's a whole 'nother pace.

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