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JohnSS replied to the thread English speaking lawyer in Granada? on the Nicaragua forum on October 31, 2014:
ssure38 initially posted:
Does anyone know and trust (or have had a good experience using his/her services) an English speaking lawyer in Granada? I am a non resident and I want to buy a vehicle and need someone to handle the details. Thanks
JohnSS replied 1 hour ago with:
My initial reply to the OP was exactly on topic & I told him about the new Ley 431. That requires all the vehicle paperwork be in the same name so he is taking a big risk to play the old game of driving on the original owner's title. I told him I got stopped by the police and was forced to catch up and register the car in my name stated on my cedula. That may happen elsewhere. That may save him the cost of a lawyer. What did you whiner's contribute?
JohnSS replied 1 hour ago with:
terpsma - Another holier than thou post by you with nothing to offer. TAKE IT TO PM IF YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE MY MOTHER
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richardsteebird replied to the thread Blind AmericInn considering Nicaragua on the Nicaragua forum on October 30, 2014:
blindave13 initially posted:
After a very handy couple of emails about Nicaragua and some -ones about Panama and Ecuador, I am focusing more on Nicaragua. As a blind person, where would be a good place to start? I was thinking about Managua but are there a lot of Americans there? Ideally I would like to live near other American or European expatriates as my Spanish is port to nonexistent. I will try to learn but being blind is making that difficult. On a $1300 a month Social Security disability income, I am hoping to live relatively comfortably but would like to be able to afford maybe someone to cook meals for me part of the week or some situations like that. Thanks for any tips in advance, I really appreciate them
richardsteebird replied on October 30, 2014 with:
Dr. Rev. Roy Nicholas thanks for your message regarding our post on this subject. Please email me richardsteebird@yahoo.com or floydmetz@yahoo.com so we can respond to your questions. We do not have you email address and can not respond on this site.
richardsteebird replied on October 29, 2014 with:
Do you have any equipment to help the blind? My husband was able to get Blind Services in Florida to give him a DaVinci large screen monitor that talks. Software for enlarging the text is ZoomText 10 and Dragon Naturally Speaking 12. He suggests you get Dragon Pro 13. You want to get this before you make a move to Nicaragua you can't get the equipment here. Floyd's vision is 20/400 and he can see some images but they are blurry. You could hold up your hand he could tell there is a hand there but could not tell you how many fingers you are holding up. We would suggest you stay away from Managua except for medical treatments or to go to PriceMart. We have some really great doctors and dentists here in Jinotepe as I am sure there are in Granada. It is more expensive to live in Granada and San Juan Del Sur but they do have larger expat populations. We have made some wonderful Spanish friends who speak fluent English and have helped us on many occasions and I only speak limited Spanish phrases. You can get by here without any great problems. Maids charge C100 per day so that's less than $4 a day. We are sure you can get the help you need for cooking meals inexpensively. Email me and I'll give you our vonage phone number.
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majicjack replied to the thread Realistic rental price on the Nicaragua forum on October 29, 2014:
elydb initially posted:
Hi I am an Australian older woman considering retiring in Nicaragua. I have read a lot of different information and because it is so widely varied I thought I would ask the forum. I am not sure exactly where I want to settle yet, but not really fussy about sea or mountains! Either could be fine. I want services like water, electricity and Internet, and access by bus to a larger centre, but I would prefer to live in a smaller location. I don't want to be closeted with other expats behind gated communities as I would actually like to be part of the local community, but of course I do want to be and feel reasonably safe. I have done a lot of travel, using local transport and using local accommodation in many different countries, so I am not a total novice. Just some ideas and thoughts and perhaps what other people pay and what they get for it would be a fantastic help. Thank you in advance
majicjack replied on October 29, 2014 with:
A good post. I will add, look on your own and stay away from realtors. When they are involved the price goes up and somebody has to pay it. Guess who?
barblam1 replied on October 29, 2014 with:
I love this site!!!
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peggyjune replied to the thread more Nicaraguan joinng the canal protect on the Nicaragua forum on October 29, 2014:
peggyjune initially posted:
http://nicaraguadispatch.com/2014/10/more-nicaraguans-join-anti-canal-marches/
peggyjune replied on October 29, 2014 with:
sorry = mitake, it is about the "protest" of the canal
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majicjack replied to the thread Tropical Storm Hanna on the Nicaragua forum on October 28, 2014:
majicjack initially posted:
There is currently a tropical storm Hanna located on the northeast border with Honduras and is forecast to move west-southwest. This track will include much of Nicaragua with heavy rains and the potential for flooding. Due to the fact that the ground is already saturated this increases the chances for mudslide and dangerous flooding and power outages. The winds are decreasing over land but the rain fall is expected to be very heavy in affected. areas. If you are interested, Accuweather.com punch in Nicaragua
majicjack replied on October 28, 2014 with:
It appears that it has taken a different route than previously posted. There is still some stuff to the south of Poneloya but it looks like most of it is headed back to Honduras.
Playapete replied on October 27, 2014 with:
I wish you the best. Last thing you need is more rain
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JohnSS replied to the thread Wanted : USED Motorcycle on the Nicaragua forum on October 28, 2014:
ElectricHair initially posted:
Hello ALL I am looking to purchase a motorcycle in the 6-700 range - anyone out there in the SJDS area have any leads for me? This is my 5th trip down in the area and I plan to stay for a year or more. I've already got the job I need - just need get around and explore more.
JohnSS replied on October 28, 2014 with:
Tough to find one at that price. You may end up with a maintenance money sink. Peruse or request: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1438295359759243/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/206311666199794/
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EcuadorDean replied to the thread Leon on the Nicaragua forum:
luto2home initially posted:
What is the cost of living like in Leon and safety?
EcuadorDean replied on October 27, 2014 with:
Check my presentation of Leon, the best on the net. If you live in the area on this video you will pay more but on the more doggy outside you can rent cheap. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITLygEdkV5c Leon, Nicaragua
senormike replied on October 18, 2014 with:
thanks for the lease info magicjack
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Salsera replied to the thread The Channel on the Nicaragua forum on October 27, 2014:
Salsera initially posted:
A protest song: https://soundcloud.com/no-quiero-el-canal/no-quiero-el-canal?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=facebook
Salsera replied on October 27, 2014 with:
And one thing more: The Chinese need the Channel for geostrategic purposes. So we should ask ourselves what REAL objective is behind...
Salsera replied on October 27, 2014 with:
And one thing more: The Chinese need the Channel for geostrategic purposes. So we should ask ourselves what REAL objective is behind...
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Salsera replied to the thread NICA 11/14-12/10 on the Nicaragua forum on October 25, 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
Salsera replied on October 25, 2014 with:
Hi Iguanalover, Did not receive the PM - can you resend? Or directly to elfilitt@gmx.de? Thank you so much! Regards Salsera
iguanalover replied on October 24, 2014 with:
I sent you a PM.
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