Juayua, El Salvador to Managua,Nicaragua, el 13 y 14 de Febrero, 2017
There is a 7 waterfall walk activity in Juayua that takes about 4 hours. Having already done my hike of 2017, I passed and went village exploring yesterday. However, the last couple of waterfalls are only a few kilometers from Juayua so this morning I went looking.
A mermaid statue is at the fork in the road on the way to Los Chorros, the seventh waterfall-
The path is a bit tricky going down but easier going up-
It's a great swimming spot for locals but early in the morning, I had it all to myself-
I had my temporary crown! I'm going back Friday afternoon to get the permanent one installed. Barb and Reinie Jahnke from Rosetown also had appointments and after a stop at Nicaragua's Costco, we drove back to their home. It's where I spent New Year's Eve with all the bombas. It's much quieter at this time of year!
Well, sort of. It's 122km and takes 3 hours. No accidents or anything like that but I didn't know where the airport Alamo office was to drop off my car. The first policeman told me it was at the end of the terminal. There, a Budget employee told me it was 7 km back along the carreterra! I was glad I had a lot of time! I drove back about 14 km - nothing. Finally I stopped in a gas station, only to be told it was on the other side, 8 km back! At least he gave me excellent directions. Soon I was shuttled to the terminal and on my 55 minute flight to Managua.
I stayed at Airport X Hotel which is a convenient 8 minute walk from the terminal.
Tuesday morning I picked up my Payless car and headed for the dentist. My El Salvador car was a 2016 Nissan Versa - automatic, keyless entry, fancy, fancy. This car is a 2014 beat up wreck! It took forever to go over the car marking all the dints and scrapes! Oh well, probably a better vehicle for me to drive in this crazy place!
I had a 9 am appointment with a dentista and thought I had plenty of time but underestimated the trafico so arrived late, which didn't matter because so had the dentistas! A couple hours later -
What I didn't realize is that their house is directly above Casa de Sol where I stayed with Minishes on Laguna Apoyo. Because the road weaves around so much, I had no clue where we were!
Granada is across Laguna Apoyo-
Downtown is very visible with binoculars. I'm going to explore Granada on Thursday-
Looking forward to the Masaya Volcano tomorrow night!