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nicaragua, Leon, cathedral

I Have a Confession to Make I’m a sucker for “Top 10…” and “Best of…” articles even though I know that they are nothing more than click-bait for ads. I especially...

Nicaragua, León, police, robbery, expat

What a couple of days I’ve had. I have been robbed twice. I felt like a jackass. I have never been robbed at home nor on any travel experience. It happened...

Leon, Nicaragua, pizza, Antonino's, expat, travel

There are not too many things that really I miss from back home, not yet at least.  At first everything is new. I quickly got used to eating rice and beans...

street vendors, leon, nicaragua, sidewalks

Street Vendors In León, street vendors sell everything from fresh fruit to used clothing to freshly cooked tortillas on the streets and sidewalks. When I first started coming to Nicaragua, I...

hiking, Nicaragua, Selva Negra, Masachapa

Recalibrating My Brain One of the most important things that I have found about living abroad is that I have to recalibrate the way my brain. Comparing prices that I am used to...

Tips for a Pleasant Stay in a Hostel I realized that perhaps I should follow up on a previous post, Hostel Etiquette with a few things I look for in a hostel.While...

Leon, Nicaragua, Church, Cathedral,UNESCO,Baroque, Neo-classical, design, Ruben Dario

The León Cathedral personifies its community. Officially know as Insigne y Real Basílica Catedral de la Asunción de la Bienaventurada Virgen María, it was granted World Heritage Status by UNESCO in...

real estate, buying, home, house, Leon, Nicaragua, roof, shingles,

My New Home – Viva León, Jodido! The day finally arrived. All the paperwork was in order. There were no other registered owners, no liens, and the taxes had been paid....

hostal, cockroach, traveling, expat, bed, vermin, bed

Look What I Found in My Bed I woke this morning to a surprise in my bed. I am not one to get startled or annoyed at seeing vermin. When traveling,...

Moving, International Move

Prepping for the Move I am still in the excited stage of moving abroad. I am now just waiting for the final paperwork on the house to get certified. Once complete,...