In Nica Now

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In Nica Now
We're Gord & Elisha. A Canadian couple who got married on a beach in Costa Rica five and a half years ago. Now we're retired and living in Nicaragua!
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  • 5 Items I Carry in My Purse in Nicaragua 1 week ago Besides the obvious items like a cell phone and a driver’s license there are a few other essentials I carry in my purse here in Nicaragua.      #1 CASH In Canada I rarely carried cash in my wallet; credit or debit was the best way to go. But here in Nicaragua cash is king. Most restaurants,...
  • Restaurant Review: Flavors of Peru in SJDS at Nazca Picchu 3 weeks ago Although we love typical Nicaraguan dishes like ceviche and Jalapeño chicken living in San Juan del Sur often leaves us craving other international flavours. I have to say…when Gordon and I learned about a new Peruvian restaurant that had opened up in town… we got a little excited! ...
  • Rainy Season is Officially Upon Us! 1 month ago I wake just before 8 am to the sound of steady rain. The house is slightly darker than usual and the air in the room is cool and fresh. I check the thermometer which shows an outdoor temperature of 25.8 degrees Celcius; inside the temperature reads 27.8 degrees. With the fan blowing on me from the...
  • 90 Day Nicaraguan Tourist Visa Renewal 1 month ago Every 90 days we need to renew our Nicaraguan tourist visa. We have been living in Nicaragua for the last 4.5 years as perpetual tourists. These quarterly junkets to the border are uneventful and rather tedious. The alternative is to leave our paradise so we don’t complain too much. An obvious...
  • Mercado Monday: Jocote (Red or Purple Mombin) 2 months ago Elisha’s & Gordon’s Note: Mercado Monday is officially back! In today’s article guest blogger Kevin Keegan tells us all about jocote (pronounced \hōˈkō(ˌ)tā\ or in Canadian \hoe – coat – eh\). Jocote, also known as Red or Purple Mombin, is a thirst quenching fruit found in many... Expat Blog Awards 2012: Nicaragua Gold Award!

This blog won the Gold Award for best expat blog in Nicaragua!

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21:34 PM December 13, 2013

It is about time someone did this. We have been visiting Nicaragua for about 6 years or so and have had lots of questions but no one to help with the answers. Your Blog is very helpful and informative we are excited to learn more about the possibilty of moving there some time in the future. So, Thanks for all the inof and can't wait to read more.

03:17 AM June 21, 2014

Hi I am planning on moving there as soon as my house sells. i was there in January and my heart stayed there as i came back to the most brutal winter ever. i am a prairie girl and have a 15 year old daughter, but i just want to go. I became a widow this year and am looking for a new life. Any advice?

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