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  1. Long distance credit?

    Now that Managua has Walmart. Can I pay here For what I want there?
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  2. Sebastian doing roof work



    Taken with a Sony A6000 and a 105mm f/2.5 Nikkor lens.

    The news was mostly good -- the rafters are old growth canela and still sound. The dry wood termites are in the ceiling framing over the bedroom where pine was used. The rest of the ceiling framing in the two front rooms are aluminum. So, the ...

    Updated 08-29-2014 at 04:59 PM by MizBrown (Added a picture of my neighbor doing work on his place.)

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  3. Credit Cards and getting Amazon and other shipments here

    One of the newbies in the Facebook group, Expats in Nicaragua, gave more bad advice on Amazon and shipping to Nicaragua.

    Most of the books they carry can be sent here if your credit card has a Nicaraguan address. Declining to send to a Nicaraguan address when the CC address is in the US is a safety measure on the part of either your bank (most likely) or Amazon or the shipper. It's an extremely sensible restriction. If people who want to use a reshipper and keep the address in the ...
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  4. Correos -- so, far, it's just worked.



    My Sony battery charger arrived today without problems. This is one of a number of packages I've received here that weren't stolen, lost or mutilated. People might have different experiences with big city post offices, like Philadelphia (postal employee hoarded two years worth of mail, a check lost when mail was ...
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  5. Expat 101

    Sometimes, the expats groups are an echo chamber of misinformation heard from various people who didn't find the Nicaraguans quite as flexible at meeting their needs as they'd hoped.

    I can believe that two individuals I've either met in person or who I've followed on this site for four years have had problems with Aduana or Correos or the USPS. Given that I had all packages go missing my first year in NYC, my money wouldn't necessarily be on the Nicaraguans in the chain being the ...
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