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Nicaragua Stress Relief

Living In Nicaragua Can Take The Stress Out Of Life

Posted on 06. May, 2014 by .

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Nicaragua is an enchanting country with a rich heritage and welcoming climate. In recent years, the country has transformed into a hot destination for travelers.

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Extreme Adventure in Nicaragua

Posted on 21. Apr, 2014 by .

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I like going to the dentist in Nicaragua. It is easy, inexpensive and if you have Martha, nearly painless. It was even more fun because Martha’s son, Ivan is an avid Body boarder and surfer and hits the waves several times per week at Gran Pacifica. He could not wait to show me his injury […]

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Buying Homes & Condos in Nicaragua

Your Guide to Buying Nicaragua Homes and Condos

Posted on 18. Mar, 2014 by .

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There are countless reasons people are drawn to the beautiful destination of Nicaragua. The affordable cost of living, the seemingly endless miles of pristine coastline and the warm weather are just a few of the advantages of living in a home or condo in Nicaragua. If you are thinking about buying property in this Central American country, be sure to pay attention to the regional infrastructure, and look for homes or condos that also offer nearby amenities or attractions. Finally, think about the intended use of the home, and aim for a location that is within walking distance of the beach.

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Life as an Intern with ECI

Posted on 06. Mar, 2014 by .

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Well my first two weeks in Managua have certainly been eventful! I boarded the plane on a pretty crumby, snowy day in Indy two weeks ago…bound for Managua, Nicaragua. Having spent some time in Nicaragua a few years ago, I had some idea of what to expect as far as the country and culture, but […]

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Dancing in Nicaragua

Posted on 20. Feb, 2014 by .

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I have always loved dancing, and living in Nicaragua opens a whole new door of amazing opportunities, like dancing in the national theater and on TV. How many kids do you think have an opportunity like that? Dancing in Nicaragua, every kid in the ballet school gets a tutu, isn’t that great. I hope every […]

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Black Raspberries – Delicious!!!

Posted on 20. Feb, 2014 by .

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There is nothing better to eat than fresh black raspberries, and if you have berry pickers like I do, then you can enjoy them fresh and have enough left over to make a refreshing sorbet. Living in Nicaragua, I did not know that berries were available. Now I have discovered where I can get them […]

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Cashews – A Great Snack

Posted on 18. Feb, 2014 by .

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Cashews are another wonderful native fruit that I enjoy eating living in Nicaragua. These nuts are nutritional powerhouses, full of copper, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium and zinc. They are versatile and can be eaten as a snack, in curries or as a desert. One of my favorite ways to eat them is in these simple yet […]

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Nicaragua Condos Homes

What It’s Like Living in Nicaragua Homes and Condos

Posted on 18. Feb, 2014 by .

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In your home or condo in Nicaragua, you might wake up with the sunrise, dine on fresh local fruit, pursue your outdoor hobbies and make new friends in your community.

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Scallion and Goat Cheese Frittata

Posted on 17. Feb, 2014 by .

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This week I got some delicious organic leeks from Selva Negra and decided to make a leek and goat cheese frittata. I love living in Nicaragua because the vegetables and fruits are so fresh and nutritious. Leeks are rich in vitamins A, C, E and all the forms of B. They are full of antioxidants […]

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Mandarina in Season!!!

Posted on 12. Feb, 2014 by .

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I am always looking for new yummy things to make for my family. We have delicious mandarinas in season living in Nicaragua. Mandarinas are similar to a tangerine or Clementine. For a new twist to an old favorite I dipped them in chocolate and sprinkled them with sea salt. My family gobbled them up in […]

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Natural Remedies – Mango and Almond leaves

Posted on 11. Feb, 2014 by .

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Living in Nicaragua we learn about the natural remedies that are different than the ones in North America. Last week my daughter strained some muscles in her back. It was recommended that she drink a tea of dried almond leaves and dried mango leaves. It is an anti inflammatory tea that she must drink 2 […]

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Mango Mint smoothie. Have you ever tried?

Posted on 10. Feb, 2014 by .

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I love February in Nicaragua. Why? Because all the wonderful fruits are in season. Today I made a delicious Mango Mint smoothie for breakfast that was to die for. I just threw all of the Ingredients into my blender and had this delicious and healthy treat. It sure is great living in Nicaragua!! 1/4 cup avocado […]

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Try this fresh and healthy vegetable, Cucumbers!!!

Posted on 07. Feb, 2014 by .

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I drink a lot of water living in Nicaragua and I am always looking for ways to make it more interesting. I have put lemon slices or mint in my water, which is very refreshing. Lately I have been slicing up cucumbers and adding them to ice cold water and it is really enjoyable. Cucumbers […]

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What in the world is Chia?

Posted on 06. Feb, 2014 by .

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All that comes to mind is a “chia pet”. Now that I am living in Nicaragua, I have discovered this healthy little seed. Chia is the seed from a mint plant that has many health benefits. They contain Omega 3 fatty acids, alpha-linoleic and linoleic acid, mucin, strontium, 30% protein, Vitamins A, B, E, and […]

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Mango Season!!!

Posted on 31. Jan, 2014 by .

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This is such an exciting time of year to be living in Nicaragua. The reason I say that is that Mango season is starting! I’ve always loved mangoes. When I was pregnant with my first daughter and lived in the US I would drive to the store in the middle of the night to get mangoes. […]

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Quick Recipe for Beets

Posted on 29. Jan, 2014 by .

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I rarely ate beets when we lived in the United States. Only on Easter would I eat them with pickled eggs. Now that I am living in Nicaragua, where beets are plentiful, have I begun to have them regularly. They have been called one of the “world’s healthiest foods” because they are high in folate, […]

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Recipe for “Jugo de Cas”

Posted on 24. Jan, 2014 by .

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One of the things I love most about living in Nicaragua is that I discovered a new fruit this week. It is called “cas” in Spanish, the latin name is psidium friedrichsthalianum and is known as “sour guava” in English. It looks like a small green guava. My good friends from Selva Negra sent me […]

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Living in Nicaragua

Posted on 21. Jan, 2014 by .

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Taking Dobby our boxer for a walk is always fun. We get to hike out in the country along side banana, coffee and pineapple fields. Dobby likes bananas but apparently only ripe ones. Emily and I had some fun eating coffee beans and spitting the seeds at each other.   Here she is arming up […]

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Living in Nicaragua Comfortably

Nicaragua is an Inexpensive Yet Fun Place to Live

Posted on 26. Dec, 2013 by .

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Nicaragua offers many benefits to those who want to live there. It combines a low cost of living with extensive services to create a welcoming, varied environment for anyone to enjoy. Business opportunities abound as do chances for vacation, relaxation and adventure. Nicaragua is a safe country with an excellent international reputation for services provided, with a highly regarded health care community in particular. The cost of living is low, with common commodities comparable to or cheaper than those in more developed countries and with an exceptionally low cost in rent and utilities as well.

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Fishing in Rio San Juan de Nicaragua

Posted on 19. Dec, 2013 by .

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A few of us went fishing in Nicaragua, in the south part of the country, just north of Costa Rica, at a fishing camp on the Rio San Juan. You might not think that there is so much water in Nicaragua, but this river is huge and at one time supported large boats moving people […]

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5 Things You Might Not Know About Living in Nicaragua

Posted on 19. Sep, 2013 by .

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Living in Nicaragua can be an incredible experience for people from around the world. Along with the unbeatable climate and the relaxed pace of life, there are some things you might not expect. For starters, residents in Nicaragua are a diverse and exciting group of people. Thanks to these diverse tastes, you can find all your favorite products from back home in local stores. When shopping, taking taxis or dining in restaurants, American dollars are typically readily accepted. Travelers and potential residents will also be happy to learn that the country as a whole is very safe, and crime rates across the board are quite low.

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