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Day 84/85 Leon, Nicaragua

38 °C

After our night at Blue hat hostel and a tradional breakfast of toast and pico de gallo (I think that's what it's called) rice and beans anyway. It was certainly filling.

We scooched further into town and dropped our bags at the new hostel where we were greeted by a huge rotund lady who had just woken from her slumber. We both couldn't believe how hot it was, I think it was 38 degrees both days. Anyway we bimbled off into the main plaza which was half filled with market stalls and old men pushing around ice cream trolleys ringing their bells. On one side of the plaza was a bright white cathedral where you could walk up on the roof to see the dome roof tops and the eclectic architecture. We had to hop around bare footed on the hot roof, brilliant views of the city.

After we found a French bakery serving lush coffee and the best almond croissants I have ever had the pleasure to get my lips around. So so good!!
We found it so hot in Leon it was difficult to do a lot so we decided that the best place to go was the cinema where it blows out freezing cold air. Plus it was in English with Spanish subtitles so we went for a late showing of LIfe, which we both thoroughly enjoyed.

The next day, we went to the weirdest museum (Legends and heroes), I have never seen such an odd mix of mannequins and taxidermy depicting the most unusual historic stories in Central America. One mannequin, an old wench, with an ugly face and one breast out of her top was supposedly portraying a lady who was jealous of other women with good looking men and went around the town forcing her breast into their mouths to try and win them over. Seriously!! The whole museum was set in an old prison where the inmates received torture from the guards.
We then went on to an art museum and saw interesting paintings from artists all over Central America. The whole way around we were stared at by the staff and they followed us around like Hawks turning off lights as we went.

I have to admit we went back to the French bakery and scoffed down another croissant.

Oh I forgot to mention, the morning of the second day we found out that around Easter Costa Rica grinds to a halt and we would not get any accommodation if we didn't book now. So we spent most of the morning booking our weeks Spring break at Samara a beach resort in Costa Rica. Tough travelling decisions. A vacation on a vacation.

Posted by Markandmel2016 14:04 Archived in Nicaragua

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