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Reflecting On A Trip I Just Got Back From

Intro


A couple of days ago, I just got back from a trip that absolutely wrecked me in terms of energy levels. Most nights I didn't sleep or eat due to the location. However, it was a trip that I will cherish for the rest of my life. I want to go over why!


Let's get into it!


Nicaragua


Is it just me, or before going to a new country, you sort of Google wondering if it is safe? When I looked up Nicaragua, I was informed that it wasn't the safest. However, the people were amazing, so friendly, and even more authentic. Did I hang out at the local bar where the gangs hang out? Yes, and people took care of me. A little generosity goes a long way.


The town is stunning

The town is a beautiful place to spend time, with many friendly locals and cute cafes. I will write a separate post about this, but I just wanted to touch on a local bagel shop I went to; if you are in the area, please go!


The town of Granada also reminds me a lot of Antigua in Guatemala, although I think I might like Granada more for now.


The Food/Beer


For those coming from overseas, the food and beer is cheap. Let's start with the food; for about 8 USD, I was able to get a nice garlic steak, fried (they are a big side dish here), and a plate of rice/salad. To add to that, the way they season their food here is divine!


Delicious

Beer is also tremendously cheap, with the local Tona or Victoria costing about 1$ in a supermarket or 1.50$ in a restaurant. Needless to say, much was consumed. It's a tad watery for my liking but still good.


Mhmm Tona

A side note for those thinking of travelling to Nicaragua, it is extremely hot with a high UV index. BRING SUNSCREEN.


Parties


I don't get out a lot, so coming to the treehouse in Nicaragua was a very special experience. It's an experience I have never experienced and one that will stay with me for life. I will be writing a separate post about this soon!


Treehouse Nicaragua

The club "level one" is also a cool place to hang out in downtown Granada. Highly recommend this option if you are there.


Level One Granada

Crossing A Border By Foot


Upon leaving Nicaragua, we had to take a Tica bus up to San Salvador. One of the most invigorating experiences of my life came from having to walk across a border due to traffic, insane😳.



Police are searching our bags, taking pictures, almost running out of money, etc. It was simply incredible and I loved every moment. Tica Bus isn't that bad either!


American Airlines Won My Heart... Again


After taking 5 flights with American Airlines in 5 days, they impressed me on 4/5 in service and 1/5 in product. We met an incredible FA who arranged a cockpit visit for us in Phoenix when we landed!


Cockpit A321

Before pulling an all-nighter at one of the best music studios in the USA!


Final Thoughts


With finals coming up and my trip to Panama/Belize due to depart in a week, this is going to be a chaotic time. However, I am going to be trying to publish each report from this trip over the course of the next 5 days! Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Miami, Dallas, and Phoenix; it was a pleasure!






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