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Nicaragua

BINGO

I have known Maribel (MAR ee belle) for a week, now. She is the queen of the kitchen and speaks mostly Spanish, whereas I speak mostly English. Every day, we are surprised to hear an unusual word in our language come out of the other one’s mouth. Today’s word was “Bingo!” Casa Iguana is famous […]

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Nicaragua

HOTEL SECURITY

At Casa Iguana, the dogs are the security system. They bark whenever anyone approaches the hotel. They are a happy lot and work for fish, rice, and pats on the head. The nicest thing about these dogs is that they are free to run as a pack within the perimeter of the Hotel grounds. Because […]

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Travel

AIRPORT INSECURITY

Having made our way through 5 airports over a period of 24 hours (Maui, LA, Phoenix, Houston, Managua) we arrived in Nicaragua with over 300 pounds of stuff. Not surprisingly, the Managua airport, with its 200 or so spectators pressed up against the glass airport walls to get a glimpse of the arrivals felt more […]

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Our Life

EXIT WOUNDS

Bob’s big toe on his right foot is black and blue. Two days ago, he slammed it into the old tool dresser he was cleaning out. It was so sore, he could hardly walk on it. This was bad timing, considering that the next day he would be bringing a flatbed truck up to the […]

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Observations

IS IT SAFE?

Many have reacted with concern for our safety upon hearing that we are moving to Nicaragua. We take this reaction with a grain of salt given the prevalence of fearfulness in America today. Nevertheless, we decided to have a look at the facts. Measured in rates per 100,000 people, we looked to the World Health […]