Monday, January 28, 2013

Who Should Come to Nicaragua?

Older Ones

Coming to Nicaragua as an older person might seem a bit scary,  especially if you don't know Spanish. Don't let that stop you. Most people living here over the age of 60 are retired and doing just fine. Meds are cheap here and other health care options available.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Nicaragua - People and places: The 46 Places to Go in 2013 - Nicaragua is #3 - NY...

For those of you who were wondering why Nicaragua? Well, here it is, according to the NY Times!

Nicaragua - People and places: The 46 Places to Go in 2013 - Nicaragua is #3 - NY...: From Evernote: The 46 Places to Go in 2013 - Interactive Feature - Clipped from:

Oswaldo Rivas for The New York Times
Morgan's Rock Hacienda and Eco-Lodge.
If the name Oliver North means anything to you, there's a good chance that Nicaragua doesn't jump to your mind when you think of a relaxing, high-end, spa-filled vacation. For the past 30 years, the country has been fighting its image as a land of guerrilla warfare and covert arms deals. At first, only travel writers took note; over the past several years, various publications have declared the country the next great destination. However, if the booming eco-lodge business is any indication, Nicaragua's moment might finally have arrived. In and around the coastal towns of San Juan del Sur and Maderas, new lodges like the Aqua Wellness Resort, the high-end (and soon-to-open) Mukul Resort and Jicaro Island Eco-Lodgeare cropping up near old-time eco-lodges, like Morgan's Rock Hacienda and Eco-Lodge. The food scene is getting a high-end makeover as well, with top chefs opening restaurants. The most exciting ones — El Segundo, La Casserole, Ciudad Lounge and La Finca y El Mar — are proof that Nicaragua is becoming an impressive food destination in its own right.  — Danielle Pergament


Monday, January 21, 2013

The Most Common Questions

Is Nicaragua dangerous?

Yes! Just like anyplace else in this world where people are imperfect. Take the same precautions here as you would if visiting any other big city in the country of your birth.

Do they have internet and phones?

Yes they do. That is how I'm able to stay in such constant contact with you. No we're not on the same network provider but the services are available here.

Do the stray dogs on the street bite?

No. I can say for certain that they don't bite because they won't get anywhere near you. They have a morbid fear of man for good reason. They won't bother you even if they're travelling in packs. The dogs you should look out for are the ones that have no fear because they were raised by humans who don't know the first thing about training a dog. These beasties usually have already bitten their masters so what's one more bite to them?

Monday, January 14, 2013


ADVENTURES IN NICARAGUA: CALLING POTENTIAL NEED GREATERS: Can you imagine this being your need-great territory?  San Juan del Sur calling.... Some of the sights you'll see if you choose t...


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A New Feature!

I'm so excited about revitalizing my blog with a section of pages that I'm not getting any sleep while I type this:

I got an email today. Probably about the 50th in the last 3 years asking me about what to bring to Nicaragua when they come to preach. It dawned on me...yeah, I'm a bit slow sometimes, that after all the time I've been living here, I could put everything I know together and have a place to send people when they have those little questions that need answering.

The ones that start with, "Is it true that...?" Or "Should I bring....?" "This might be a dumb question but...?"

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Where Do I Start

Whatever your motivations are for coming to Nicaragua you'll find that knowing their history will help you to better understand the people.

Start here:

Should I Bring My Electronics

Should I Bring My Phone?

There's two answers to this question: Yes and No.

You should bring your phone from home if: It is unlocked/jailbroke and has a SIM slot.

You should get a phone when you arrive if: You don't already have a phone with a SIM slot or if you don't currently have a cellphone.

What Not To Wear

What you pack to wear will, in the end, be strongly influenced by where you plan on spending the majority of your time.

What if I Don't Speak Spanish?

Well, of course if you do speak Spanish or some Spanish you're going to be able to do a lot of things here with ease. Now, that doesn't mean if you don't speak Spanish that you need to rush out and purchase the most expensive language learning system known to man and cram for the next few weeks before your flight down.

What Is There To Do Besides Preach?

As a witness you have already determined that you love to teach people about the Bible and about Jehovah God. But what about after? Is there anything to do for recreational fun?

Well, yes there is, and here is just a few*: