May 6, 2020

All I know is I know nothing. Whatever I learn today, I must unlearn tomorrow.  And here we go again! We are in this great compulsory life long learning process.  This time around it's everyone across the globe going through a disruptive time, which feels less lonely in one way, but very new and overwhelming in another.  

What's happening at The Garden Cafe?

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On March 23rd we took the hard decision to close our table...

December 28, 2019

We believe mornings are the best time to enjoy Granada, so on this post we would like to share 5 of our favorite things to do on a regular basis.  We hope you can also enjoy the less obvious activities while you're in this beautiful city. Rise and shine!

1. Wake up early and take a walk around the city. 5:45 AM is ideal because there is beautiful morning light, it’s cool, quieter and best of all the streets are quite empty which allows for amazing photo...

December 21, 2019

Last time you heard from me was on January 2nd of this year, after that things got very challenging and you didn’t hear from me again.  Thanks to everyone who sent kind words, to everyone who has supported Garden Cafe throughout the year and to those who encouraged me to continue posting on our blog.  Perhaps after all these months I have learnt how to navigate uncertain waters a bit better and I will be able to dedicate a little more time to posting.


January 2, 2019

Our big hope this year 

As most of you know 2018 was a year of challenges, deep pain and powerful lessons for Nicaraguans.  What we thought was old history became our new today.  The young generations are re-living the pain that we only knew from stories our grandparents and parents would tell us. 

And though the situation is completely undesirable, we acknowledge some positive elements in this experience----we have been forced t...

June 12, 2018

Dear friends, since the last time I posted on June 5th, things have continued to change in our country.  The philosopher Heraclitus' observations on constant change, ‘Cold things grow hot, the hot cools, the wet dries, the parched moistens’, apply to Nicaragua and Nicaraguans today more than ever in a very dramatic way.

In a mere 7 days we have gone from 127 deaths to 146 and every single drop of blood makes us hurt, that's right 146 deaths in 6 weeks o...

April 27, 2018

A local's top 7 things to do in Granada, Nicaragua.

October 15, 2017

 Enjoy your trip...tread lightly!

1.  Look around you.  Dress Appropriately.  Unless you are at the beach, wear a shirt and shoes or sandals. Nicaragua is hot, but also a fairly conservative country.  Most Nicaraguans would never walk around without a shirt on -no matter HOW hot is.  Not wearing a shirt is disrespectful to the local culture and if you are barefoot you will very likely get at least one disease.  

2. Tread Lightly.  Remember...

July 6, 2017

"Nacatamal, from the Nahuatl nacatl, meat; and tamalli, tamale is a type of traditional tamale common accross several Latin American countries.  The Nicaraguan Nacatamal is made with corn dough and stuffed with pork or chicken, wrapped in plantain leaves and steam-cooked.  

The dough of the Nacatamal also contains bitter orange, onions, bell pepper, mint, chili pepper, garlic, rice and potatoes, among other ingred...

January 13, 2016

Nicaragua is the safest country in the region, however, the following simple recommendations (which are built into the DNA of Nicaraguans) are important to avoid any incidents when traveling.  Have a safe & pleasant trip!

1. Valuables:  Avoid carrying any unnecessary valuable objects with you; you will attract more attention than you need to.  Cameras, smartphones & other electronics are sometimes necessary, so just be aware of your surroundings when you dec...

January 5, 2016

Granada goza de todo lo necesario para ser un destino turístico verdaderamente sólido: tenemos la dicha de vivir en una ciudad engalanada con múltiples atracciones. Unos preciosos días soleados, una historia fascinante, una arquitectura majestuosa, pueblos encantadores que muchos de nosotros ni siquiera hemos explorado, tierra fértil para cultivar café, cacao, plátano, una gastronomía que hemos heredado desde tiempos precolombinos, un majestuoso volcán Momb...

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