steel horse odyssey

steel horse odyssey

around the world by motorcycle

The Granada haircut

NicaraguaPosted by Jan Lamers 17 Jul, 2012 02:14:01

Kevin decided to ride ahead to Costa Rica to meet his Vancouver sweetheart. She must have a magic spell or some very controversial information on him because the man was in sheer panic to be there in time. I didn't want to rush so I decided to stay behind and see some places in Nicaragua. On my way to Granada I made a breakfast stop at a road side restaurant. To my amazement I saw two bikes with Canadian license plates parked in front of the restaurant. There I met Aaron and Marzie a couple from Langley, BC. They had roughly traveled the same route as I had. So we had lots of stories for one another and after our chat we decided to ride together to Granada. Supposedly Granada is the oldest colonial town in the Americas. It has a very nice center with beautiful buildings and a yellow cathedral. A lot of tourists wander around there. But unlike Antigua this place has retained its charm and it feels very genuine. Granada like the rest of Nicaragua is also very poor. Only three blocks from the center the buildings are run down and people are lying the streets. This afternoon I had a haircut at a local hairdresser. Instead of walking around me she spinned around the chair to get to the other side of my head. I have seen that shop from a whole lot of different angles. Beside that she was so rough on me that I suspect the majority of her clients to be sheep. Dizzy from being spinned around I left the place and went for dinner.