León, NicaraguaChristmas was exactly how I wished it would be. Almost a non-event. The streets were quiet which was a nice reprieve from the normalcy of blaring stereos and muffler-less exhaust systems waking me in the morning. From LeonSome were into the Christmas spirit more than myself. One guy in the hostel renteda Santa suit [...]
Christmas was exactly how I wished it would be. Almost a non-event. The streets were quiet which was a nice reprieve from the normalcy of blaring stereos and muffler-less exhaust systems waking me in the morning.
Some were into the Christmas spirit more than myself. One guy in the hostel rented
a Santa suit for the day.
On Christmas Eve I decided to be somewhat festive and take my own cathedral tour of the city. There are nine of them within a 5 block radius of the central square (one of which is the largest cathedral in central America) so I thought that would kill some time and give me something to do. Other than walking around the city snapping photos of cathedrals I can’t be bothered to do much else. The other days I’ve been here have consisted mostly of sitting by the pool and reading with some occasional jaunts around the city to find some food.
Basílica de la Asunción
Yep, I’m ready to move on. León is just like Antigua, San Cristobal and Copan Ruinas and Granada will be more of the same – Small and colonial – which made me realize that I’m becoming tired of the Central American travel scene. I’m tired of the quaint Spanish colonial towns, the volcano trekking offers and everything that goes along with the two. I just can’t get into these towns or activities at the moment. Been there. Done that. I enjoy it but am getting anxious to get through the rest of Central America and move onto something new and different. My next destination are two specks of land in the Caribbean 50 miles off the coast of Nicaragua to do some more diving. I didn’t have my fill of diving in Utila and am anxious to do some more. If I’m not flying it’s a two day journey to the islands using buses, river boats and then one last ferry to the island. I opted for the flight out there and the long route on the way back in order to keep my stay open-ended. Needless to say, these islands are remote and I don’t think the smaller of the two islands even has electricity.