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    Re: Paying overage fine

    This was at the Penas Blancas border. I really doubt going to Managua to pay the overstay fine is going to be any faster, but who knows. Last time I crossed into Nicaragua there, about two weeks...
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    Re: Paying overage fine

    That's about what it's supposed to be but my experience and others I've heard, it seems like they tack on some "Extra". I was about 430 days overdue last spring, and the overstay fine came out to...
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    Re: Paying overage fine

    The "we don't have change" excuse at the border is pretty funny since its $13 on one side and $14 on the other side, cash only, so those cash boxes have to have more $1s than anything else.
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    Re: Paying overage fine

    No, there is no ATM on the Nicaragua side, the last one is probably in Rivas. There are money changers at the border but the rate will not be good. Also bring some small bills to make exact change...
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    Re: Paying overage fine

    No reason to pay in Managua unless you like wasting time. Because it will be faster to just pay at the border. It's about $3.50 a day and they only accept USD
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    Re: 2021 - Fresh crap...

    Bill, you could always have your vehicle towed into the USA and then you fly to the US and go from there in your vehicle. There are folks on the FB Pan Am groups that have successfully done this on...
  7. Re: Things Could Be Worse - - - - Much Worse

    Was that someone's PhD thesis? LOL
  8. Thread: Vaccine

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    Re: Vaccine

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/357866422221528/posts/515439266464242
  9. Thread: Vaccine

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    Re: Vaccine

    Flights through Liberia are ~$450 consistently for me, with $65 antigen test at the Liberia airport for US entry, and free PCR testing available in the US to return to NI via Penas Blancas. I've read...
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    Re: Pobrecito Gaylord !

    The campesinos here just rub salt and diesel fuel into the incision when castrating pigs, seems to work fine. Keeps the flies out of the wound.
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    Re: YouTube of the day

    Well you can always drive them down. I brought down some model S modules about 2-3 years ago and they've been great. Have had bad luck with inverters though, getting moisture damage or lightning...
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    Re: 2021 - Fresh crap...

    what year is the cab over truck? Are those exempt from the 10 year import rule?
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    Re: Up-to-date travel info

    I just do the same as when I am leaving Nicaragua. The policy has two fields, Home Country NI, Destination Country CR. and it's never been a problem. And it's easily explained away in either...
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    Re: Up-to-date travel info

    It's super easy. Go to https://portal.trawickinternational.com/quote/product/165?agent=1 , select your Origin country as Nicaragua, Destination country as CR, enter your date of birth. Click Get A...
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    Re: Up-to-date travel info

    I bought Trawick last week for travel this last weekend through CR, with a $2500 deductible it was ~$6 for 6 days.
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    Re: Up-to-date travel info

    Trawick is $10 for 5 days for me, I've used them three times so far, never any issues.
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    Re: 2021 - Fresh crap...

    At work, a while back we had a contractor that hid one of these mining rigs in a datacenter where he thought nobody would find it. It was found, he was fired, and we use it now to crack passwords...
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    Re: Up-to-date travel info

    Trawick was less than $10 for 6 days for an upcoming trip through CR.
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    Re: Up-to-date travel info

    KWP, the coyotes in Esteli should be able to exchange to any dollar denomination, I've even seen them with $2 bills before.
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    Re: Mitch II ??

    KWP, add a comma... "Si, aun lo tenemos, todo esta bien"
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    Re: Cases Are Up, Deaths Are Down

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EcCnVT4U8AA7Ur-?format=jpg&name=medium
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    Re: YouTube of the day

    When I lived in Tisey my 90 year old neighbor told me it used to snow there when he was a child. This photo is from 1915.

    SNOW IN NICARAGUA 1915, PHOTO TAKEN BY THE USA ARMY WHILE NICARAGUA WAS...
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    Re: Tho. Belt

    It's free in Kindle format on amazon.com
  24. Thread: The Slab

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    Re: The Slab

    Looks really good!
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    Re: Five Feet High And Rising

    Can you post some pictures ? :)
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