¡Buenos dias amigos!
I’ve had some issues with my website for a few weeks now but it looks to be back to normal and just in time to let you folks know that the latest episode of Planet Kapow is now online.
In this ep we travel from beautiful Granada (Nicaragua) and check out Volcán Mombacho – no lava yet again but beautiful flora and fauna (including a baby deer), then we shoot to Managua (probably the least coolest city on the trip up to this point), then take a day and a half on buses & boats passing through El Rama and Bluefields to eventually arrive on Big Corn Island (a nice little slice of paradise).
As usual head on over to Planet Kapow, read Lachie’s article, and check out all that is episode 31 – “Granada to Corn Islands”:
Day 12 began with an attempt to ride from Kuah over to Pantai Cenang (a.k.a Cenang Beach).
I think I must have got up out of the wrong side of bed today, or maybe the humidity is just annoying.
An attempt to ride over in the morning just ended up being hot and frustrating, with the tray on the back of my bike finally giving way – the single bracket that joins the frame to the bar under the seat snapped!
Grabbed some breakfast at a local place for about 14RM (2 people inc. 2 milk teas) and I asked the gentleman who served us if he knew where i could get my bike fixed. He got his son to take us up the street and show us the place!
2RM later I was back on the road thanks to the helpful guys at the local scooter/bike repair shop.
The middle of the day was pretty hot and humid so just killed that off catching up on web based cool stuff and then hot back on our bikes around 4pm – was a little cooler.
The ride over to Pantai Cenang must be about 20km or so maximum. It’s a really nice ride, a bit hilly but we were able to gun through it a bit without the weight of our bags to hold us back.
Good fun on the downhills
We got to Pantai Cenang after about 45 minutes just as the sun was starting to head home.
It’s a pretty spectacular view here and a nice beach too. The sun continued to set and created one of those amazing ‘matte-painting’ style vistas that looked kinda fake. 🙂
It’s nice here, but maybe the kind of nice that you use when you talk about someone who is nice. Not cool. Not crazy. Not unbelievable. Just nice, & clean.
Nice place, but i’ve got no problem staying in Kuah for 40RM/night at the Hotel Asia.
Leaving Pantai Cenang guess what happened?
NICHOLAS GOT A FLAT TYRE.
It was inevitable, funny we made it the whole was through Thailand without any troubles!
Fixed the tyre and rode back in the dark covered in grease – munching on millions of mosquitos on the way.
Total KM: 40?