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Nicaragua is way better than Costa Rica!

Even though tourism has EXPLODED in Nicaragua, everything is still freakin’ cheap and still pretty unspoilt. Not like expensive ass, over-hyped Costa Rica, where a simple bottle of water or Gatorade runs you like $3 a pop! And don’t even … Continue reading

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Twin colonial rivals; Granada & León

Continued from the previous blog post; Enchanting Ometepe Island (Putting the ooh in Ometepe) Day 15 – Sunday: Since my wife and I have been to Granada many times we decided we’d only make a pit-stop there on this trip. … Continue reading

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Lol. Yup. This is how my family members in Nicaragua & Costa Rica think I live.

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Nicaragua files fresh maritime claim

Nicaragua files fresh maritime claim For me the issue is simple: The Ticos have made it clear that they are sworn enemies of Nicaragua, they want cheap Nicaraguan labor (while simultaneously denying them of their human rights) and they want … Continue reading

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Lonely Planet’€™s best value travel destinations for 2014

Lonely Planet’€™s best value travel destinations for 2014 Nicaragua was just named the #3 “best value travel destination” by Lonely Planet for 2014! (I’ve known this all along but glad to see others are figuring it out too!) “Costa Rica … Continue reading

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The Nicaragua-Costa Rica Border Dispute – A symptom of ‘€˜Tico’€™ Decline?

The Nicaragua-Costa Rica Border Dispute – A symptom of ‘€˜Tico’€™ Decline? Following independence from Spain, the countries of Central America were united in a Central American Federation. Nicaragua was at the time one of the largest Central American countries, with … Continue reading

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Judge Sentences Mexicans Posing As TV Crew For Drug Trafficking, Money Laundering

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — A Nicaraguan judge sentenced 18 Mexicans who posed as members of a television crew to 30 years in prison for drug trafficking and money laundering stemming from $9.2 million found in their vans. Judge Edgard Altamirano said … Continue reading

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Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen is co-sponsoring a bill against the nations of ALBA

US Rep criticizes Obama for going easy on Ortega; This old bitch is an oral terrorist and a supporter of terrorists Luis Posada Carriles, Félix Rodríguez and others of the same ilk. She has no moral authority except to a … Continue reading

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The World’s Top 10 Retirement Havens For 2013, #8: Granada, Nicaragua

#8: Granada, Nicaragua. Geographically, Nicaragua is blessed, with two long coastlines and two big lakes, plus volcanoes, highlands, rain forest and rivers. In this regard, it’s got everything Costa Rica and Panama have got, all less discovered and developed and … Continue reading

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Nicaragua’s Drug Trafficking Role Grows

Nicaragua’s Drug Trafficking Role Grows Most days the only vehicles on Highway 15 are trucks shuttling grain, coffee beans and cooking oil through the lush, mountainous highlands on the Honduras-Nicaragua border. Then one recent morning, a convoy of six vans … Continue reading

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