CenAm 2006-01-11

...where we flew from San Salvador to Managua, Nicaragua, then took an hour and a half long bus ride to Granada, Nicaragua.

One problem with San Salvador is that they're actually efficient! We all blasted out of there at the same time, causing big problems in the tower, and we all landed in Managua at the same time...causing big problems in the tower.

Vehicular traffic in San Salvador is a blast. Keep your hands and feet in the ride at all times!


Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 20.0 mm; 1/4000 sec, f/5.6, ISO 1600
Shortly out of Managua, our bus decided to stop going. Scott jumped out to survey the aquaduct, and Kelley (soon to be photographed) grabbed the camera to record.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 20.0 mm; 1/4000 sec, f/5.6, ISO 1600
Another Kel shot, nice. Our broken bus, our luggage "secure" on the roof, lots of people figuring out what was wrong. Scott looks like he wants to go for a swim.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/160 sec, f/4.0, ISO 200
Finally, our hotel in Granada. I was soon mobbed by little kids wanting money.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 20.0 mm; 1/250 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100
Nice. I have no clue what this really is, obviously a church.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/800 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
Just to the left of the church. I'm beggining to supect it's not a mosque.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/200 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
The square was alive and well. Lots of vendors. Lots of activity. Not that many police, but I did spend almost an hour watching some young guy watching some old guy replace all the light bulbs. The old guy would (slowly) replace the light, (slowly) walk over and turn on the lights, the young guy would yell that it works, the old guy would go get a cup of coffee (it seemed like, anyway) return and rebuild the light (put the top on, etc), and move on. In case you didn't catch it, the young guy was responsible for a) watching the old guy and b) yelling that the light works. Management.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 14.0 mm; 1/500 sec, f/5.0, ISO 100
That non-Mosque (err, church) again.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 15.0 mm; 1/200 sec, f/5.0, ISO 100
Ma and Pa reading about a cannon. For once, they didn't see me taking their photo. Also notice the beautiful red building in the background, next to the non-Mosque church. This is a pretty town, just beat up.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 20.0 mm; 1/60 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100
An internet cafe and coffee shop. Really. Behind it is an art gallery.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 20.0 mm; 1/50 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100
SUBWAY! Our guide on the next day stressed that this was HUGE! We didn't sample the sandwiches.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 20.0 mm; 1/250 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100
Yet another church. Around this time, the clock (and bells) decided that it was 5-o'clock...suitable increasing our adrenaine levels.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 18.0 mm; 1/160 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100
Down the street from the church, we were walking towards the lake. A large construction project, with lots and lots of men employed. A future Ramada Inn??



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/200 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
The edge of a beat up old church.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/100 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
The front of a beat up old church. I didn't go in, but it was "active".



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 20.0 mm; 1/80 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100
The main drag. That's the big yellow church in the center.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 20.0 mm; 1/40 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100
A little further up on the main drag. The main drag needed repair, I guess.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 20.0 mm; 1/60 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100
It almost worked. The square, church, statue...and moon! A nice night, a crappy photo.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 16.0 mm; 1/30 sec, f/5.6, ISO 1600
Our dear Claudia and Jack. The bottle of champagne was a gift from....awww, crud. Crappy short term memory! Wes?



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