Day 112 – Granada, NI to San Juan del Sur, NI

Day 112 – Granada, NI to San Juan del Sur, NI 12/11/10 Mileage: 65

Today was my last day at 1 on 1 Tutoring spanish school and the experience was great. Unlike my last spanish school where I was paired with one instructor the entire time, here you spend an hour with 4 different instructors each day, each focusing on a different language skill. I liked this method and think it’s much better as it gives you 4 different teaching styles as well as different accents and voices to listen to, not just one.

1 on 1 Tutoring in Granada, NI

Roger is the owner of 1 on 1 Tutoring and one of my teachers.

This is another instructor, Omar, who is a really nice guy and suave with the gringo ladies!  😉

Heleng is easy on the eye and sweet to the ear…me gusta.

This is Roger Jr., my 4th instructor and also patient as a saint listening to me bungle every sentence!!

It’s a very good and fairly inexpensive school and I wish I could stay another week. But the big clock is ticking and I have to keep moving south if I’m going to make it to the tip of South America and Tierra del Fuego before winter. So I said adios to my 4 instructors, packed up the KLR and headed south for the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua and the beach town of San Juan del Sur. It was an uneventful and short ride down and I arrived mid afternoon under bright sun and a clear blue sky…perfect. I settled into a hotel (for $10 per night) perched on a hill overlooking the town and beach.

At night I went to the waterfront and had a drink at Henry’s Iguana before having dinner at The Black Whale.

I also walked around town for a bit and it is a super laid back place with a nice mix of locals and ex-pats all living the beach life. I imagine this is what parts of Costa Rica looked like 20 years ago before it was “found”.

Parting shot…

Sunset over the water in San Juan del Sur, NI

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5 Responses to Day 112 – Granada, NI to San Juan del Sur, NI

  1. Arlene says:

    Hi Lenny,
    Sent a comment before I went to a meeting tonight but don’t see it……must of done something wrong. Anyway, the photos are unbelievable. Everything is green and beautiful. Glad you enjoyed the last batch of classes you took.
    Hoping you stopped riding before it got dark since you are on the back roads in Costa Rica.
    Saw Carla tonight and she just loves the blog and Sharon Hammerman was at the meeting and asked me for your blog so they will be reading it also.
    Be well and be happy. Love ya, Mom

  2. Arlene says:

    Cannot seem to get my comment on the blog. I am testing this time. Be well and be happy. Mom

    • Lenny says:

      I saw several of your comments come through…is one missing? Anyway…glad all is well at home! I’ll try and skype again as soon as I have a good internet connection…

  3. Erik says:

    Hey Lenny,
    ….you dirty lecherous…old man…,sound like you are haveing a great ride! Nice job with the blog. News Flash: I just bought a 2003 KTM 640 Adventure. I think that Bob W. is trying to save up enough to make you an offer on your old KLR. We are planning a trip to Newfoundland this Summer. Are you interested in going?

    • Lenny says:

      Yoooooo Erik! Como estas my brother?!! Nice score on the 640A…awesome! Never could figure out why KTM stopped making those…I think a 650 sized ride is perfect for this kind of trip…the 990 is just too much bike IMO. I’ve been meaning to reach out to Bob…I’ll drop him a line asap. Newfoundland….hell ya, count me in! (Provided I’m home by then and not completely destitute!) Can’t wait to catch up when I get back!

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