We’ve arrived in Granada. We’ll be off exploring this beautiful colonial city soon.

I think it’s safe to say that after our stay in El Limon several members of the group are disappointed by the accommodations of the hostel. The lesson: It’s all about perspective.

The running water, indoor showers and toilets are luxury compared to what many of us experienced in El Limon. But they are nothing like the facilities at home in Kansas that many were clearly hoping for.

The drive from El Limon to Esteli, where we picked up some items we left at the hostel for safe keeping, to Masaya where we stopped to eat at a gas station cafe to Granada took about four hours.

There was a lot of beautiful scenery and an incredible amount of plastic waste littering the highway. In the cities, plastic is collected and sold to recycling operations. But apparently in the countryside there is no program or system for collecting garbage. I guess we should appreciate the adopt-a-highway program back home, and be conscious of the amount of plastic we consume because it does not quickly biodegrade.

Plastic on the roadside.

Plastic on the roadside.

More from Granada soon.


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