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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...

Border run, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Leon, chocolate, San Jose

Navigating new countries can be tricky. My focus is on Nicaragua. I have tried to avoid the obvious travel tips and alerts. If you are planning your first trip, I hope...

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...

Backpack, trave, traveller, hostels, Nicaragua, guide

Hostel Etiquette Hostels are great way to meet people, exchange ideas, swap travel tips, and save money. While searching for house, I stayed in hostels to save money. It is essential for everyone...

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,...

The Legal Documents This part of my search was the most frustrating. The state of legal affairs with all the properties I was interested in, were a mess. Problems kept adding up....

buying a home, buying a house, Nicaragua, Léon, colonial , real estate, property

The Process Purchasing a home in Nicaragua is a process. I went through stages while buying a home in León. At first, it was exciting. Next it got frustrating. Then, after...

kitchen, outdoor, Leon, Nicaragua, buy a house, real estate, doors

The Search I spent nearly four months looking for the right house in Nicaragua. Most of my time was spent searching in Léon. I settled on León because it reminded me...

Junk in the Garage

I never realized how much stuff I had until I decided to move to Nicaragua. I had moved before, but this was different. In the past, I just packed my stuff and...