We arrived in Matagalpa this evening. I changed the blog’s logo to commemorate the event.
It’s a beautiful, but long, ride from Granada….about 2.5 hours. I recommend chartering a private driver so you can relax and enjoy the views. Costs about $80 USD if you sniff out a good deal. Matagalpa is north and in the mountains so it’s very cool here compared to Granada. I’m wearing a long sleeve shirt for the first time since we moved to Nicaragua! We got here after dark so I don’t have much to report on the city itself yet but what we saw when we went to out to eat a few blocks away at Restaurante Monkey’s looks great.
I took a few (not very good) long exposure shots from our balcony. The view is GREAT from our hotel, but I’ll have to wait for daylight to get better pictures. My bridge camera isn’t really great for long exposure shots, and I don’t have a tripod. I had to set the camera on the balcony railing. It behaved pretty well for an 8 second exposure, though.