Category Archives: Nicaragua

El fin

All things must pass, even our family sabbatical. No-one wanted to go home, but home we went anyway. After 130 days in Central America, we boarded a plane from San Jose to Atlanta, where we passed a night en route … Continue reading

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Getting to grips with a new language

We’ve been drowning in subjunctives and past imperfects in a late bid to improve our Spanish. None of us had a word of Spanish when we came here four-and-a-half months ago, and now we all leave with the basics of … Continue reading

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A taste of the good life – without the digging

In our new place, back in Nicaragua, we thought it would be nice to go out for dinner last evening. So we stepped out the door of our casita, scissors in hand, and gathered some black and yellow aubergines, tomatoes … Continue reading

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Over the border on a bicycle

After almost three happy months in Nicaragua, we had to move on. But first there was the small matter of crossing the land border with Costa Rica, no easy feat when you are as encumbered as we are. The first … Continue reading

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If ever you go to Granada town….

Most people who read this blog are friends of ours, wondering how we’re getting on. But some of you may be planning a visit to Granada and would like some pointers on what to do or see. So here, in … Continue reading

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A passion for butterflies

We couldn’t identify any of the 20 odd varieties of butterflies we found at the Mariposario, or butterfly farm, outside Granada, so we just enjoyed watching them close up. The netted area was best to catch them flitting here and … Continue reading

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End of the line for Nicaragua’s rail system

This train is at the end of the line in Granada’s station. The few metres of track under it are all that remain of the country’s rail system. The very fine building that is still called Granada’s train station is … Continue reading

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