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KeyWestPirate replied to the thread NICA 11/14-12/10 on the Nicaragua forum on October 24, 2014:
Coyotlus initially posted:
I will be in Nicaragua for a moth Nov-Dec. Two weeks of languages school in Leon, Esteli for several days then Granada for a week before heading back to the States. Would very much like to meet some folks in any of those places as I am considering Nica for retirement. Gracias Terry Frewin
KeyWestPirate replied 3 hours ago with:
I enjoy meeting expats, you can probably put up at my house if no one else is there. My house in in Condega, north of EstelĂ­ on the Pan Am, phone there is: 2715 2810 I also have a US phone there, 760 407 9294 The north is much different than the rest of the country, much less developed, less expensive, but lacks the amenities of Leon, Granada, SJdS. Welcome to Nicaragua!
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KeyWestPirate replied to the thread How to meet Expats in San Juan del Sur on the Nicaragua forum on October 23, 2014:
rvwarden initially posted:
We are interested in moving to Nicaragua. We will be visiting San Juan del Sur from Dec 2 to Dec 10 and would like to meet some Expats. Any suggestions? Richard and Jamie Warden
KeyWestPirate replied on October 23, 2014 with:
Hang out at El Gato Negro, chat with Rob and Kelvin would be my advice. It's a friendly town. If you're looking long term, get in on the ground floor, I would visit the beach area around Chinandega, google Joes Place and Holly Beck for locations and more info. Rustic, but Leon is close.
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KeyWestPirate replied to the thread Screening for fever at the airport in Managua on the Nicaragua forum on October 22, 2014:
tortuganica initially posted:
Hi, friends, I am taking a group to Nicaragua in January. I read that they are now screening for fever at the airport as part of the immigration process. Does anyone know how high a fever is too high? Does anyone know what happens to a traveler who has a fever? Are they detained or sent home? Thanks for any help you can provide. Peace.
KeyWestPirate replied on October 22, 2014 with:
The public health system fills a very real need, but I wouldn't use it either. There are a lot of reasons. Good private doctors are available, and some are very good. $16 is typical. An ultrasound and blood workup is $50. The public system lacks many resources, making an accurate diagnosis difficult. It's probably a good idea to seek out a (good) doctor before you need one.
majicjack replied on October 22, 2014 with:
Leon and Poneloya are constantly being sprayed for mosquitoes. Regarding the waiting time at hospitals, have you been to the emergency room at a hospital in the US lately? They examine you, send you to a pharmacy with a prescription and a very large bill to boot. For a very poor country, I think Nicaragua does a pretty good job trying to provide medical care for it's people. They even provide free medical care for anyone that is in Nicaragua. I don't use it but will be one of the last to condemn. it.
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JGitaldezB posted House for Rent in LindaVista Managua on the Nicaragua forum on October 20, 2014:
I have a 4 br huge yard and a Store front on Avenida 35 in LindaVista, great for business , office slash home , in a really busy street , its in front of ProCredit bank with all banks represented within two blocks Rent is 600U$ a month for the whole thing Contact me at 77313691 George
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barblam1 replied to the thread I have a super nice rental on the Nicaragua forum on October 20, 2014:
JerryHoover initially posted:
I moved to Granada over 6 years ago and built three homes. One I live in the other two are rentals and I have one available at this time. Its a small furnished one bedroom house with cable, high speed internet. air conditioning and shares a beautiful enclosed patio garden with my home and the other rental. The rent is $400 a month, plus $100 deposit. Includes all utilities except electric. Non smokers please. For more info. and pictures contact me a t Jerry_Lee_Hoover@yahoo.com
barblam1 replied on October 20, 2014 with:
Hello: Do you have some pictures? Thanks!
senormike replied on October 19, 2014 with:
i will do just that jerry
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explorer56 replied to the thread gold mining on the Nicaragua forum on October 19, 2014:
explorer56 initially posted:
Howdy, I was wondering if there might be any expat gold miners on this forum. I will be in Nicaragua this coming week to do a bit of prospecting, just looking for a small project to operate myself and a couple of helpers. I am a 20+ year resident (expat) of Costa Rica. Thanks in advance.
explorer56 replied on October 19, 2014 with:
I might add that I am considering relocating as well. Costa Rica has become very expensive, theft and violent crime are way up and government bureaucracy has tripled in the last 10 years. I hear some interesting things about Nicaragua although I have no illusions of paradise having spent many years in Latin America. Any help / tips are appreciated.
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Laperro replied to the thread Animals in Nic. on the Nicaragua forum on October 19, 2014:
Laperro initially posted:
I am hoping to travel to Nic. sometime before the end of the year. My eventual hope is to relocate there. As a life-long animal / nature lover I found myself lying awake last night considering the potential everday horrors one may have to overcome in order to live in C.A. Though I admittedly only spent a few days in Nic. while traveling in C.R. I saw extreme cases of animal disregard in both countries. In La Fortuna mamed and disfigured street dogs dragged themselves down alleyways and across streets. No one cared. Ditto for dogs in Nic. so infested with mange that they were furless and bleeding from cracked skin....again no one cared. I know they are relatively poor countries and unfortunately animals are seen as disposable. Worse yet the Latino machismo B.S. prevents neutering. Thus a perfect storm for the thousands of desperate dogs. I wonder if there's anyone on here like me? If so has this issue made it difficult to both live there, and face the locals without contempt? I am now rethinking the notion of taking my dog if I move there. It seems that she would likely be far better off rehomed here, which would allow me to rescue another once there. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.
Laperro replied on October 19, 2014 with:
Thank-you
senormike replied on October 19, 2014 with:
the lease for an apartment for short term is probably not necessary. there's a person called " magicjack " who lives in nica and he is a great source of info. contact him. just be careful about asking questions that have been ask many times before and vary depending on a location. cheers
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senormike replied to the thread Leon on the Nicaragua forum on October 18, 2014:
luto2home initially posted:
What is the cost of living like in Leon and safety?
senormike replied on October 18, 2014 with:
thanks for the lease info magicjack
majicjack replied on October 17, 2014 with:
Most Nica's that own property for rent or lease like to have a lease even for the short haul. You simply can't go on a handshake or trust anyone. Being you will be in their country get a lease and they have to pay the lawyer. Also throw in what you want and expect regarding maintenance and repairs should they be needed Some want a deposit but on short term it is probably negotiable. Give them first and last month rent. Check the place and anything you see wrong, put it on paper and have the owner sign it. If it is furnished, inventory. Save a lot of pain in the ass later.
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iguanalover replied to the thread Granada on the Nicaragua forum on October 15, 2014:
luto2home initially posted:
Whats it like to live in Granada? The food and health care?
iguanalover replied on October 15, 2014 with:
There was a very interesting article in the Nica Nuggets newsletter that came out today about an experience at the Vivian Pellas Hospital in Managua. It gives a different picture of the care in that facility.
JohnSS replied on October 15, 2014 with:
""Many single women live in Granada. You can connect with them on the facebook page expats of Granada."" Again iguanalover has the best way to see an area in detail - Day to day reports from local expats. 90% chaff so you have to dig but people are eager to answer questions. Even if you are not thrilled with Facebook in general like me. https://www.facebook.com/groups/ExpatsofGranada/ Also others: SJDS: https://www.facebook.com/groups/206311666199794/ NICARGUA: https://www.facebook.com/groups/373143946088926/ MANAGUA: https://www.facebook.com/groups/518223518282822/
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majicjack replied to the thread medicare in granada on the Nicaragua forum:
senormike initially posted:
some one wrote about medicare and who to get in touch with in Granada. the info was from probably a year ago. any case I can't find it now. does any know any thing about the subject
majicjack replied on October 15, 2014 with:
This is the same as Golden Health Medical Center or the same person is running it. They will do the diagnostics here but treatment will be done in FL. We have been down this road.
JGitaldezB replied on October 15, 2014 with:
Great Tip....look at your interests and your abilities. Think long and hard on what you would like to do. Be safe and enjoy the country George in Diriamba
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