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    On a Sat night,, big crowds, lively, but hotels empty. Stayed at the Hotel Colon,, 2 other rooms rented.
    Hotel Granada,, dinner, 4 hotel guests, we were the only diners at the restaurant. Big band on the Calzado, 15 musicians including a ---- tuba? Sounded great.

    Masaya volcano closes at 7:30 now,, opens at 5:30.
    $10 / person

    A few Gringos, but basically a Nicaragua crowd. We're heading to Omnetepe tomorrow, try to get the truck on the ferry.

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    They have an interesting indigenous museum on Ometepe worth visiting. The island has been inhabited for a long, long time.
    We rented a couple of motorcycles and toured the island.....very enjoyable.
    Life's different here ... It's a whole 'nother pace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeyWestPirate View Post
    A few Gringos, but basically a Nicaragua crowd. We're heading to Omnetepe tomorrow, try to get the truck on the ferry.
    A Nicaraguan Nicaragua - still a joyful, safe place in the tropics. Not so lucrative, however, for carpetbaggers anxious to mine those tourist Euros & dollars.

    Ferry from Granada? - that's a long, overnite haul, but well worth it . . . if running.

    Quote Originally Posted by Little Corn Tom View Post
    They have an interesting indigenous museum on Ometepe worth visiting.
    The museum in Rivas fascinated me, esp. native burial customs. The recently dead were buried under the dirt floor of the family hut. They 'lived' with their decomposing relative. After some 3 years, they'd dig up his/her bones and place them in an earthenware urn to be reburied with ceremony. The urns were shaped like a pregnant woman's full-term belly, so as to guide the rebirth of their loved one in the nether world. The empty urns can be found everywhere in Nicaragua - the lobby of the Intercontinental has a couple.

    Where is the museum on Ometepe? I'd like to check it out.

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    I don't remember where the museum is but it is a small island and I suspect there is only one.

    Be sure to check out the stone dildo and the flint arrowheads. I was advised that the flint came from Michigan. I did not inquire about the other object but the guide shrugged her shoulders and commented that sometimes the men were gone for quite a while....apparently .... like Michigan.
    Life's different here ... It's a whole 'nother pace.

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    Sadly, Omnetepe fell out of the schedule. We're driving around with my daughter and her husband. They want to spend a couple days on the farm,, never enough time.

    Temps have been moderate,, high overcast, stiff breeze off the lake

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    Still that way. when I was first here a friend told me a about a cousin. Her husband went down the street to buy a pack of cigarettes and came back a few years later and said "where's lunch?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Little Corn Tom View Post
    I don't remember where the museum is but it is a small island and I suspect there is only one.

    Be sure to check out the stone dildo and the flint arrowheads. I was advised that the flint came from Michigan. I did not inquire about the other object but the guide shrugged her shoulders and commented that sometimes the men were gone for quite a while....apparently .... like Michigan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by el duende grande View Post
    Still that way. when I was first here a friend told me a about a cousin. Her husband went down the street to buy a pack of cigarettes and came back a few years later and said "where's lunch?"
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