DQ owns few houses in Nicaragua (and for that matter, elsewhere too), one being on an island – she owns an island that’s named after her – La Isleta de Phoebe. She’s going to herd five of us (so far) to Nica next month with the following itinerary:
We will take the 6am flight on May 16 from LGA to MIA. The waiting time between flights is 4 hours. Being tennis enthusiasts, we will find a tennis court nearby to play for a couple of hours before heading back to the airport. Upon arrival, we will immediately go sightseeing. The first stop is Masaya volcano and the Masaya handicraft market. Guys can buy leather shoes and belts. Irene can shop for her favorite wooden products. We will stay in Casa Apoyo.
On Sunday morning, we will play some tennis in the Jocky Club provided that my friend Brad is free to bring us in. In the afternoon we will go to the basin of Laguna de Apoyo (a volcano crater lake). My friend Jim owns a property with a private beach. There is a shower facility nearby. Founded in 1524, Granada enjoys the distinction of being the oldest colonial city in the Americas. We will visit downtown Granada.
In the evening, we will watch sunset at La Isleta de Phoebe. There are 365 islands in a big Lake called Lake Nicaragua. Larry will bring fish pole. I wonder if we will have guapote (a delicous fish local to the lake) for dinner.
My Japanese employee (the care taker of her house) Kamijo and his family will prepare breakfasts and dinners for us. We will have lunch outside.
On Monday, a tourist guide Juan Pablo will come to our van to give us a 2 day tour. He will take us to our familar Pacific Ocean about 1.5 hours drive away. For those of us who are from Asia, we have an unseparated feelings towards the Pacific Ocean. We will try to charter a boat to go out to some where we can fish, swim, and snokel. I was told that we do not need a license to do sport fishing. License is only required for fishing by a net. Juan will stay with us overnight.
On Tuesday, Juan will give us a city tour of Managua, the capital of Nicaragua, and the surrounding area. He will take us to another market. Simon can compare his handbags with the local handbags made of leather or crocodile skin.
On Wed, we will go to Montelimar ourself for the day. It is a resort which we pay a fee to use the facilities there. It includes some meals and the use of the beach, tennis courts, and the biggest swimming pool in Central America.
YAaaaaeeeeeH .. let’s go swimming .. in the Pacific Ocean too !!
It’s pretty fun just planning it, letting someone else to do it I mean 🙂 Playing tennis during a layover, is daring.
There are few Spanish language schools ..