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The Nicaragua National Zoo

The Nicaragua National Zoo

IMAGE GALLERY BELOW… We took a bus ride to the Nicaragua National Zoo today. It’s a great little, well-maintained zoo populated mostly by rescue animals. In addition to lots of cool birds, gigantic cats of prey, and other fauna, they had an amazing butterfly garden you can walk through and have thousands of butterflies land on you. I had so many butterflies on me at one point I’m pretty sure had they worked together they could have carried me away, likely depositing me in some cave on Mombacho Volcano where my slightly, though not as much as it was a month ago, overweight corpse could feed their species for several hundred generations. Thankfully, butterflies aren’t that crafty. Plus, the garden is enclosed with a mesh roof. As with our bus trip to the mall in Managua, the ride there and back were just exciting (if not more so) than the destination. We caught a bus before it left at the depot off of La Calzada in Granada. Per usual,...

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We Took a Bus to Managua

We Took a Bus to Managua

Today we took a bus ride to Managua to hit up the mall there for some art supplies the wife needed. Though a new experience for me, the wife had taken a bus to Managua several times in the past while I was at work, and she rides there very often with our friends who own their own vehicle. As we were approaching the bus depot in Granada a bus to Managua was leaving at that very moment. It stopped and a guy asked us if we wanted to get on. We did. This is not uncommon, as I’ll explain later. We didn’t buy a ticket or pay anyone, we simply jumped on and sat down. The bus was almost full. Roberta and Levi shared one seat and I took a seat a few rows back. It’s lucky we got on when we did. Soon it would be a standing-only ride. Driving straight from Granada to Managua is about a 45 minute ride. This bus ride took us about...

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