Amigos! Hola from Granada, where we have come to rest for a couple of days after wasting away for a week in the surfer’s paradise of Playa Gigante. Tomorrow we’ll hop back in Cochita and head for Playa Popoyo, one of Nicaragua’s most famous waves. There we shall stay until I get the hang of this surfing business, goddammit. For now, though, the pleasures of a (somewhat) reliable internet connection, a shower with water that is actually fresh (the running water in coastal towns being the dubious product of wells drawing from an extremely salty high water table), marketplaces with everything you could ever want to buy, and the beautiful tiled roofs, colourful churches, and ribbon-bedecked horse-and-carriages of Granada.