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bgirl replied to the thread Thinking of moving to Nica on the Nicaragua forum on August 29, 2015:
swf62ls initially posted:
I am a single, female senior - 62 - to b exact, and am wondering if Nica is a safe place for me to retire? Any thoughts?
bgirl replied 6 hours ago with:
Is this thread for real???? I was just thinking of moving there myself ....just started looking into it tonight. possibly Granada or San Juan del Sur ... but I'm a single woman as well, just my 3 dogs. I currently live in Fl. The things you all are talking about sound insane
KeyWestPirate replied on August 26, 2015 with:
AND-- a good part of East LA looks like Nicaragua :)
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ricktee replied to the thread Buying land problems on the Nicaragua forum on August 28, 2015:
ovniologo initially posted:
Just read this info about some problems with buying land. How I can be sure that I don't fall into a problem like this? ANy recomendations of how to do the process? http://nicaragua.usembassy.gov/property.html
ricktee replied on August 28, 2015 with:
Also check out the accuracy of the survey.
glockdiver69 replied on August 28, 2015 with:
That is correct elduendegrande. I would add two other things. One, you should only use YOUR OWN attorney and not "their" attorney or an agents "in-house" attorney. You want someone who answers to you and understands what you want to do with the property (live in, farm, rental, build...). Second, make sure not only the title is good but also all past taxes and liens have been paid BEFORE you move forward. A good attorney should do this, but it can't hurt to remind them. It also demonstrates that you are somewhat educated on the process. Good luck and keep us posted.
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ricktee replied to the thread Veterinarian recommendation? on the Nicaragua forum on August 28, 2015:
Amychow2527 initially posted:
Hi all, I live in Managua and am hoping to find a good veterinarian as I would like to take my bunny to get spayed. Does anyone know of a good vet in the Managua area? I am also willing to travel to Granada if necessary. Any recommendation would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!
ricktee replied on August 28, 2015 with:
Hi Walter, the vet is located in the Colonial Los Robles area.
dturoff replied on August 28, 2015 with:
Might also try Casa Lupita, in Granada; the vet there is Jose Antonio Gomez Campos, email: antaroth17@hotmail.com He might be able to help.
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elduendegrande replied to the thread Travel advice on the Nicaragua forum on August 28, 2015:
Rhager initially posted:
Ok so I am wanting to do something sorta adventures. Has anyone ever taken the bus from the U.S. To Nicaragua. Or is it just way to much trouble. I never been to Mexico or the part. Was thinking that this would be a lil more budget friendly what do u guys think ??
elduendegrande replied on August 28, 2015 with:
One thing I have seen in Nic is that the bus drivers and attendants bend over backwards to be helpful, not so much so in the other countries. In the whole region, it always pays to double check on bus info because there are often multiple buses or multiple routes going from the same stop. In Nic, always double check on buses, even if there is a sign posted and watch out for lines that don't run on Sundays. Buses are individually owned and occasionally are quirky. If the bus or the driver isn't ready, it doesn't run.
michaelbrazell replied on August 28, 2015 with:
don't know if tica bus goes to mexico city was told that it did so I accepted the info. never had the urge to go there so never checked on it. I think you can go on line and get the info. for new gringos wanting to travel on other buses through out the country you are in you can't believe the bus attendants and drivers as to where the bus is going. happened to me in Guatemala and costa rica. in Guatemala if it hadn't been for a helpful local man I would have gone out of my way for a whole day trip and the cost of. in costa rica it was a small delay. I ask the driver if the bus was going to Alajuela and he said " si, directo ' it didn't, it went to san jose where I had to back track. only 1 hour in all. so be aware. all said and done you may never have the same problem, cheers
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dturoff replied to the thread Charity Suggestions on the Nicaragua forum on August 28, 2015:
Tumblemoose initially posted:
Hey, folks. I'm looking to pay it forward a bit and while I'm not in Nicaragua yet, I'd like to contribute some to a worthwhile, reputable organization that preferable benefits kids in some way. Anything from futbol to school supplies. Also, since I am currently in the US, does anyone know of relatively easy ways to transfer funds to said charity. Thank you so much in advance for any helpful information
dturoff replied on August 28, 2015 with:
You could also send a check to: Sustainable Vets International 701 Hwy 200 Killdeer, ND 58640 c/o Dr Shelley Lenz SVI helps train veterinary students in Central America, brings Central American vet students to the US for training, and is building the first veterinary clinic in San Pedro on Ometepe, eventually to be staffed by recent graduates of Nicaraguan vet schools; currently staffed intermittently by volunteer vets from the US (I'll be there for a week at the end of September). Also, helped a Nicaraguan vet, Dr Faran Dometz, establish his clinic in SJDS, and continues to provide him with mentor-ship. Also, provides monthly stipends for three young women from San Pedro to study at the nursing school in Rivas, and sponsors a lunch program for younger school children in San Pedro It's a US registered 501(c)3, so a donation will be tax-deductable. EIN number is 46-3269449 for SVI.
calsrf replied on August 28, 2015 with:
I like Mundo de Amor in Tola, Rivas, Nicaragua. Mother and daughter team take care of about 37 orphans. Best bet is to bring cash and give it in person. Lots of worthy causes, lots of unworthy causes . Just be cautious (*:
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atz111 replied to the thread Mosquito Bed Netting on the Nicaragua forum:
lynneajean initially posted:
Good Evening All: I did try to find a post on this here in the archives, but was not successful. I was curious if anyone who is currently living in Nicaragua if you suggest using mosquito bed netting? My doctor here in the states thinks it is very important to do so? Are there some months that are more infested than others? Thanks Lynnea
atz111 replied on August 28, 2015 with:
On the note of repellents for the net. Cypermethrin is a better choice than DEET. Kills as well as repels so those that land in spite of repellent die and do not lurk about. Cypermethrin is an insecticide so do not spray on skin (clothes OK). It is pretty low human toxicity so can be used in home. Kills tick and spiders as well. Last a month not 12 hours as feet. Cheap. Also if you have a big bug problem, spray walls once a month...helps by keeping population down...they land and "wait" on walls. Give garden a spray as well as any vulnerable breeding areas.
cedelune replied on August 28, 2015 with:
Do you have a link for a "mosquito grid"? I don't think I'd know one if I saw it. Thanks.
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Nicaman replied to the thread Need driver from Granada to Boquita on the Nicaragua forum on August 27, 2015:
dangergirl99 initially posted:
Looking for an english speaking driver who could take 2 of us to La Boquita from Granada with a stop or two on the way. Any suggestions for someone reliable/trustworthy?
Nicaman replied on August 27, 2015 with:
My Son is bilingual and he knows Nica well, and he may be able to help you if you want give a call at my claro 505 8504-5550 .
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friendlygiant54 replied to the thread retire in year on the Nicaragua forum on August 27, 2015:
friendlygiant54 initially posted:
Im a single 55 yr old Canadian just exploring the idea of retiring overseas. $2000 U.S/mo for everything enough to be comfortable in most towns there? thx
friendlygiant54 replied on August 27, 2015 with:
Thankfully its company pension and its U.s dollars
naturechild replied on August 27, 2015 with:
If your $2000 is in Canadian dollars, and is a gov. pension 25% will be withheld if you declare yourself a nonresident of Canada.So with that and the low Canadian dollar, your funds will not stretch so far...
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elduendegrande replied to the thread banking on the Nicaragua forum on August 26, 2015:
maxdaniel initially posted:
what does it take to open a bank account???
elduendegrande replied on August 26, 2015 with:
Call your home bank and get their limit upped. When I came I upped mine from 200 to 500 and seem to be able to get 500 from any machine in Nic.. Haven't tried a higher amount so don't know if it works, but the first step would be to check with my US bank.
cedelune replied on August 26, 2015 with:
Two weeks ago I used a Lafise ATM and was able to withdraw $600, so the limit may have been increased. Seems like $600-$700 are commonplace ATM limits as I have used other ATMs with those limits, too.
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iguanalover replied to the thread Processed and Organic on the Nicaragua forum on August 24, 2015:
luto2home initially posted:
What about foods that are not processed and Organic in Nica?
iguanalover replied on August 24, 2015 with:
Organic is available but you have to ask around and get to know someone who produces. You don't find it in the supermarkets. Up north in the mountains has better sources than most of the rest of the country but it doesn't seem to trickle down to the southern part of the country. Organic is slowly developing and more is available now than in the past. Much of the produce we buy in Granada or Managua comes from Guatemala. Not processed isn't a problem. There is a wide variety of not processed foods. Sometimes we can get organic flour or brown rice. The selection is limited for organic products. If you only eat organic, NIcalandia might not be the place for you.
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