Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Big Corn and Little Corn Islands

I recently took a bit of time off while everyone in Granada was getting sick to visit the beach. My favorite place to relax and reflect.

Big Corn and Little Corn are just the place to do just that. There isn't much else to do but if you like fishing, swimming, snorkeling and diving there is plenty of that going on.

Little Corn has no cars or motorcycles so you'll be getting around on foot there but once you get over there by panga boat it's well worth it.

Not to mention getting fresh fish everyday. I could really get used to this.

This is the kind family that invited me and we had a great time.

Here's a look at my last sunrise there. I'll miss it.

So...are you sure you can't come and visit me???


Who's That Walking On My Roof?!

Okay so I had a little scare last week that I had to share. I woke up in the wee hours of the morning to what sounded like someone walking very heavily on the roof. Since I'm on the top  floor you can imagine how startled I was to the sound of footsteps above me.

After a moment of wondering how someone could get up that high I realized someone might be trying to break in. I dashed for the door of my room that leads to my laundry patio area. (Completely sealed by the way and alarmed) None the less, I was concerned when I heard a hand pushing against the metal of the windows. I thought they might be trying to find a way to climb in so not waiting to get a good look at the guy I flicked on the lights and heard the retreating footsteps before going out to check and see if they'd try to cut through the bars or something.

I went back to bed sure that nothing had been damaged. After hearing the footsteps a second night I went to the landlord to tell him what I'd been hearing. But that no successful attempts to get in were made.

He smiled and informed me that it was probably a monkey. A monkey?! Yeah, apparently some guys not so small pet monkey escaped for a few nights and was wondering the rooftops. He's safe at home now. But I told him honestly that I didn't feel better knowing there was a monkey loose in the city. (I'm a bit afraid of monkeys if you didn't know.)

I'm sure he's bigger than this little guy we saw tied up in someone's yard, but either way, resting much more peacefully knowing for sure that not even a clever monkey can get in to this apartment.


How Far Does $5 Go?

Here is the first in a series items you can get for under five dollars. I decided to post these because people often ask how expensive is it really where I live. So here's a clue: you're not going to starve if you've got $5.