Well…we made it to Nicaragua, land of lakes and volcanoes. Hazaa! And our flight was early, too. Hazaa!
Anyway, we got picked up, went for groceries, and then discussed the deets with the home owners at our new house sit overlooking Laguna de Apoyo. And then the first day without our homeowners my laptop keyboard totally effed up. The QWERTY row was typing numbers as well as letters, and the numlock was totally screwed too.
As always, I try to put a positive spin on things, so…this muck-up with my keyboard allowed us to venture into Granada to get a USB keyboard (for $9 US if you’re wondering). We took a quick tour of a local hotel/spa, made note of a few doctor type places and bought a mango in a bag (for $0.37 US if you’re wondering). Digression alert – what do you think sounds better; manbag (mango in a bag) or bango (bag o’mango) or M2G (Mango to go)?
Okay, so after our mango treat we walked to the market. Evidently, the Granada market is open every day, which is awesome, because it eliminates potential conversations like this:
YOU: Hey, is the market open on today?
So at the market, they have vendors of all shapes and sizes vending things of all shapes and sizes. Shoes, hats, shirts, fish, chicken, pork, apples, bananas, oranges, carrots, potatoes, more mangos, cucumbers, Romaine lettuce…and donuts, which we bought two of ($0.37 US if you’re wondering). It’s a pretty neat thing to experience. There are many sights and smells and the market is set up on a few streets, which we covered almost all of.
I think our haul was pretty good. We got a $#!Tload of veggies ($6.78 US for everything, if you’re wondering). Really, there are more deals here than Macklemore’s Thrift Shop (and yes, I’ve referenced this song before).
4 carrots – C$24 or $0.88 US
3 avocados – C$60 or $2.20 US
2 cucumbers – C$10 or $0.37 US
bag of 28 roma tomatoes – C$20 or $0.74 US
1 pineapple – C$20 or $0.74 US
4 red peppers – C$20 or $0.74 US
Lettuce – C$10 or $0.37 US
3 mangoes – C$20 or $0.74 US
With keyboard and veggies in hand, we had a successful first visit into Granada town, save one thing…still not sure if we should call it manbag or bango or M2G!