Mike’s Gringo Life in Nicaragua April 10th

Posted by Mike Cobb on Apr 10, 2012 9:40:28 AM

This week’s show features some expats living in Granada Nicaragua, a beautiful Spanish Colonial city located on the shores of Lake Nicaragua. Nancy Bergman and Donna Tabor are two of the city’s well know single ladies living large and enjoying an incredible experience helping others.


Donna Tabor is someone I’d wanted to meet for many years.  Back about 5 years ago, my wife and I went to the movies in Managua to see a documentary made about Donna and her work with the Chavalos Café. This was a project to take in boys off the street and teach them skills in the restaurant business and the documentary tracks these young men and their progress, trials and tribulations. Donna remains active in the community with her organization, Building New Hope.


Nancy runs a real estate office, Casa Granada, as well as a hotel, Casa de San Francisco with her sister just 2 blocks off the main plaza. Nancy and her staff in the real estate office work with folks looking for property in Nicaragua, not just specifically in and around Granada. Their professionalism helps to ensure that you explore all the alternatives and relevant factors critical for long-term satisfaction as a property owner in Nicaragua.


Juan Pasos is the owner of the Alhambra Hotel, a Spanish Colonial masterpiece adorning the West side of Granada’s Plaza Central. Juan and his brother lovingly restored about 20,000 sq.ft and turned it into 60 hotel rooms complete with antique furniture, courtyards with a pool, and a colonnade along the plaza serving meals while you watch life in the square.

Amanda Cobb, on the Expat Kids segment, interviews her friend, Katherine Kelleher, who has now visited Nicaragua twice on spring break. Â Katherine and her sister Maddie have enjoyed some great adventures in Nicaragua and Amanda will be finding out many of the the fun things that kids can do here on vacation in Nicaragua.

We also will talk with Carly Chivers, a yoga instructor from Vancouver Canada, enjoying stint at the Aqua Spa Wellness Resort, along the Southern coast of Nicaragua. Carly specially enjoys teaching the sunset sessions on the shaded platform overlooking the small bay and crashing surf. As a budding expat entrepreneur, she looks forward to staying in the region and exploring opportunities here.


Mike Cobb

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Topics: Living In Nicaragua