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Posted on 12. Jun, 2012 by Mike Cobb.
Nicaragua’s waves don’t get as much attention as those in other Central American countries, but this is no reflection on their quality. Nicaragua boasts two very special assets that other surf destinations lack: 1) the steady offshore Papagayo wind in the southwest that creates nearly unchanging conditions all day, every day; and 2) the abundance [...]
Posted on 07. Jun, 2012 by Mike Cobb.
The initial response to the word “urban” is usually negative and often followed by the words “blight” or “sprawl.” The new urbanism movement seeks to change all that and reshape the world’s cities into vital centers where people of all socio-economic backgrounds choose to live, work, and play. Urban Blight, Urban Flight The template for [...]
Posted on 04. Jun, 2012 by Mike Cobb.
It’s the end of the semester and time for the summer ballet performance. Both Amanda and Emily are taking class several times per week from Annabelle Zamora who is Nicaragua’s Prima Ballerina. Annabelle is now mostly retired from professional dancing but once a while makes it back up on stage. Her real passion is [...]
Posted on 30. May, 2012 by Mike Cobb.
Central America is an increasingly popular site for people seeking vacations on retirement properties. Retirement in Nicaragua offers a beautiful environment, warm weather, and modern conveniences at very reasonable prices. Even in the current depressed real estate market, many US properties remain out of reach for those approaching retirement age, and purchasing foreign property through [...]
Posted on 29. May, 2012 by Mike Cobb.
“The undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveler returns…” Your typical surfer may or may not be familiar with the above Shakespeare quote from Hamlet, but one thing is certain: when it comes to undiscovered waves, uncrowded beaches and prime surfing locations, Nicaragua is a country which traveling surfers will long to return once discovered. [...]