7 More Reasons We Love Living in Nicaragua

7 More Reasons We Love Living in Nicaragua#1
For $4.10 USD we can get for 1 watermelon, 1 pineapple, 6 green mangos, 1 very large carrot, 1 cantaloupe, 1 avocado and 1/2 dozen bananas!

After enjoying a cold Tona at sunset at one of our favorite beach bars we went to pay the bill. They couldn’t provide change for 100 cordobas so they said we could pay next time. Funny thing is C$100 is equal to $4.12 USD.

In April our Nica neighbor who has been in the same house for all 39 years of her life – and is now finally able to build a kitchen and indoor bathroom in her home – gifted us with a six pack of Guatemalan beer during Semana Santa! So, so sweet and kind of her!

We have time to cook!

We can take our dog everywhere, including our favorite bars and restaurants.

Lola, our favorite vendor at the fruits and vegetable market gifted us with a big juicy mango one day – just because!  We weren’t even making a purchase.

The kind policeman that pulled Elisha over for not wearing her seatbelt (only to find out that her license had expired) allowed her to pay the C$600 ($24.79 USD) fine onsite for only C$200 ($8.26 USD).

About In Nica Now

We're Gordon and Elisha. A Canadian couple living a relaxed life in the colorful beach town of San Juan del Sur. If you're looking for information on life & travel in Nicaragua you've come to the right place!

Posted on August 14, 2013, in Daily Life and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Love yalls blog! My wife and I are both very interested in visiting Nica as all my buddies that I surf with love it. I’ve been surf half my life. We’re both 30 yo w/o kids (just a puppy.)

    Trying to figure out how “possible” it may be for us to live in Nica. Shes a RN and I’m author that speaks and travels for a living. Based in Texas.

    We go to Pacific Mexico for surf trips and love it. Was wondering how the crime/law enforcement is in Nica.

    Been learning alot through your blog and am very appreciative of your local knowledge.


  2. I bet that kind officer pocketed the money like the fellow did when they stopped us.

  3. During my recent visit to San Juan Del Sur you (Elisha) were kind enough to show me around and take me to where you typically shop, so I had a pretty good idea about shopping before reading this–however, the idea that I can get a substitute there for my Redken shampoo that performs the same tasks makes me ecstatic! Thank you!

    Also, I totally get buying from local vendors that come around–except, I don’t know what it takes to decipher what they are yelling about what they have to offer–I have no idea whether they are conducting a political campaign, advertising the local tire shop, or selling papayas! I guess I would have to run outside and see for myself until I figured out who sells what! I also figured out why my hostess in Granada would occasionally walk in the house carrying two eggs. It helps to have neighbors who keep chickens! I knew she could afford to buy a dozen eggs at a time if she wanted to, but I can certainly understand preferring to buy a couple of fresh-from-the-free-range-naturally-fed chicken eggs from a neighbor than a dozen neatly packed in an egg box from the grocery store.

    Finally, who knew you could buy beer from the distributor! I’m not a huge beer drinker, but when I move there, I will want to have some on hand for my guests, right? Thanks for the tip!

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