Since leaving Guatemala I’ve been travelling pretty quickly. And for a while, I was travelling with friends and as such my photography goals for this trip kind of fell by the wayside.
It was just easier not to take my big bulky camera out.
Until, that is, I arrived in Granada, Nicaragua after a long full day of travel from the uninspiring Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa.
In Granada, the colourful buildings practically beg to be photographed.
Invaded and burnt to the ground more than once, today Granada and its buildings are listed by UNESCO, making it Nicaragua’s key tourist destination.
It’s a little like Antigua in Guatemala – colonial style architecture, cobblestone streets, a humming central park.
But unlike Antigua, and despite its pedestrianised tourist strip and bars, Granada feels very lived in.
There’s also a lot to see and do in the surrounding area – in my three days in town I took an evening trip to Volcano Masaya, visited the Isletas de Granada on Lake Nicaragua, chilled in local cafes, had a massage and took these brightly coloured photographs.
Top tip for Granada: Check out the artisans who set up stalls in Parque Centrale at the weekend. They make beautiful and unique handcrafted jewellery and will be happy to chat with you about their work in English or Spanish.