You're Never Far from Home in Nicaragua

Posted by Adam McGeehan on Dec 17, 2015 1:05:33 PM

Travel is great. Meeting new people, going new places, the adventure of it all. Traveling can be a great time. However, when living abroad, that little bit of homesickness can come creeping in. It’s great to be abroad and experience the adventure, but it’s also great to know that you are still never far from home. Luckily for you, living in Nicaragua gives a great combination of adventure as well as that feeling of being home.

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Nicaragua has an incredibly unique culture, including its cuisine. The nacatamal, for example, is a traditional dish consisting of corn dough, pork or chicken, rice, a slice of tomato, mint and raisins, all wrapped up in banana leaves and steamed. This is a basic description, there are many variations on fillings and flavors. If you’re looking for adventure in cuisine, Nicaragua certainly has that. If that longing for something to remind you of home should come up, however, there are also many options for more American foods available. Most food carts sell hamburgers, and French fries are a common side to almost any Nicaraguan meal. Many popular American food chains such as McDonald’s or Burger King have locations in Nicaragua. Adventurous foreign foods are wonderful, but if you’re living in Nicaragua and wanting a taste of home, rest assured it will be easy to find.

Nicaragua also has a vibrant entertainment industry. Often, you will find bands performing in local bars. Nicaragua also has original content with TV and movies, as well as TV and movies from other Latin American countries. If you get a hankering for some American entertainment, however, Nicaragua TV has many American channels, such as CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN and Fox. You can stay informed with American news and sports, or enjoy a classic American movie.

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Finally, when living in Nicaragua, you will be comforted to know that it is never difficult to get home. The international airport of Nicaragua, the Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport, has flights travelling to and from the United States multiple times a day, and going to such major air hubs as Houston, Atlanta and Miami. The average flight time is only about 3 hours. And the average round-trip ticket price is around only $500.

Nicaragua is an incredible country. There are new sights and sounds around almost every corner. With a rich culture, a wondrous and diverse landscape, and amazing people, you are sure to encounter as much adventure as you seek while living in Nicaragua. However, if you should ever find yourself missing the good ‘ol USA, don’t fret. Whether you want a little American entertainment, or you’re really craving a classic hamburger, you’ll be able to find it. And, if you should feel the need to pack your bags for a bit and visit family, Nicaragua is only a short plane ride back to the States.

Adam McGeehan

Written by Adam McGeehan

Adam is a recent graduate of Allegheny College. There he majored in Economics with a minor in Spanish. He has always been interested in traveling abroad and is thrilled to have recently taken up residence in Managua, Nicaragua to work as an intern for ECI Development. He is excited to take in all of the culture of this wondrous nation.

Topics: Living In Nicaragua