Monthly Archives: January 2013

Photo Journalism Friday: A Nicaraguan “Coyote”

Changing dollars on the street with an independent money exchanger – also known as a “coyote” – is common place in Nicaragua. 

Coyotes can be found at markets, on plazas or close to regular banks. They flash large bricks of cash and typically offer rates comparable to what you can get at the bank.  

Independent money exchangers are generally honest, but it’s important to know the exchange rate and roughly how much money to expect back in the transaction. To avoid being short changed always count your money.

Photo Journalism Friday:  A Nicaraguan "Coyote" or Independent Money Exchanger

– Exchanging money on the street will save you from waiting in long line-ups at the bank

Photo Journalism Friday: “Why did the cow cross the road?”

Photo Journalism Friday: "Why did the cow cross the road?"

“To get to the other side!”

One Month’s Living Expenses: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Rarely a day goes by when “cost of living”  is not on the list of daily search engine terms for In Nica Now.  

Everyone wants to know how much it “really” costs to live in Nicaragua…
…so we’re going to tell you!

For the month of October we tracked every single cordobas we spent.  Despite the fact that we ate out a lot, drank a bunch and took a road trip to Managua we still managed to stay within our $1400 budget.

The table below shows a detailed summary of our expenses by category.  Please note that the exchange rate is based on 23.65 cordobas per $1 USD.

Expenses by Category

To view a detailed line-by-line list of our expenses for October 2012 click on the link below.

In Nica Now: Expenses – October 2012

As always if you have any questions feel free to send us an email.

In Nica Now is Currently Out of the Office

Please accept our apologies for the lack of posts so far this month.  

We’ve been busy enjoying beach time, pool time and good ol’ quality family time with our adorable 15-month old nephew Aiden.  He’s here visiting from cold and snowy Calgary, Alberta.  

Aiden’s really been enjoying the Nicaragua sun and surf and his time hanging out at Auntie E and Uncle Gord’s house. We’re stoked that he’s here with his Mommy, Daddy, Memere (Grammy) and Gramp.

We’ll do our best to publish a few informative and interesting articles real soon, but in the meantime we wanted to share a couple of snaps of Aiden with you.

– Getting down and dirty at Playa Majagual

– One cool dude!

– Chillin’ on the deck at Uncle Gord and Auntie E’s house

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