After we left Honduras we headed for Nicaragua. We spent two full days traveling by bus and finally made it to Granada. Granada was founded by Francisco Hernández de Córdoba on December 8, 1524. It has a rich colonial heritage and has that historic feel. The streets are lined with restaurants and coffee shops. It is a great place to explore architecture from the 16th century.
Granada is also a great place to come learn Spanish. There are many small Spanish schools and private tutors. I found one that offers 20 hours of classes for $3.50 per hour.
Debbie and I both enjoyed Granada and it is a place we definitely can see ourselves coming back to for a visit. So far we have been extremely impressed with the country and the people in Nicaragua. The vibe so far in Nicaragua is night and day compared to mainland Honduras.
Check out the video of our first day and a conversation about the cost of food at a local restaurant: