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  1. cookshow's Avatar
    Back in covid Country USA. Not had time to look at the area involved in the Court ruling, but is most of Okie land.
  2. Daddy-YO's Avatar
    So Cookshow, are you now back in OK land? Or are you finding that where you once lived has now been made part of the Indian Reservation by the Supreme Court?
  3. el duende grande's Avatar
    Cargo has not been stopped, just passengers who have cudies. Or is it cooties? Dhl is freight, your letter is a package. Sucks. 3 day delivery with tracking, plus I had to write a check so when they cash it I know they got the return. M/L, one time it took them 2 years to process the return after cashing the check. I looked it up online once and DHL Esteli was 20 bucks more than MGA. I guess an add-on commish like buying saldo from a pulperia.

    When Correos is up they are 27 bucks, 15 day delivery with tracking if you track real good. The 2 times that I did it they made it in 10 days.
    Online filing never worked for me here. Maybe next year with a few tricks and VPN? People who don't really live here don't know how much it sucks when you are trying to get things done.

    Consulate will do mail for voting and probably other stuff, but who wants to travel 200 miles? At least they will be empty so few germs...
  4. KeyWestPirate's Avatar
    I've been to that DHL agent in Estelí, the price is a rip,, should be half that or less.

    For the girl,, she gets one DHL envelope a day,, and she has made some serious money.

    Does it track within Nicaragua, how long to MGA ?? and that means that there must be SOME plane flying to get it out of the country. Stuff is arriving by some means,, witness the hydroxy donation from India.
  5. Daddy-YO's Avatar
    For the first time in a long life of learning to live with the US bureaucracy, I e-filed my 1040. It was something of a pain in my seat cushion cause I didn't have any of the various 1099 forms it asks for details from. Some banks include them on your internet account page. Others put me on phone hold for more than 20 min's and then say they can't give me that information, call your local. Perseverance pays (for living in Nicaragua too). Cost me zip. I still need to do a state filing.

    Home ownership in Nicaragua must have its bene's, but I rent, and am content doing so.

    Ditto for our 'supers' in Leon, chocked full of everything but customers. And here too the employees own the aisles.

    Most still wear masks, but more & more these days are showing naked lips & nostrils. Significantly, Pan y Paz re-opened for business full time. Just Tues & Fri AM take-out was a tease. Their French breads & cheeses make a pandemic bearable. And they make sandwiches with pesto. The un-McD's. One can OD on burgers. Bar baro offers excellent steaks & cebiches & hummus. And El Mirador remains the top watering hole at sundown.

    Leon has the gumption to flourish. Nicaragua will soon open to Europeans, Brits & Aussies. Americans may have to wait.
  6. cookshow's Avatar
    Lot of people organizing trips out of Esmarelda airport to SJO, from there can do United, not sure who else. Seats on those flights are 350-400, have not checked SJO to States flights in a bit.

    Some travel agency posts updates weekly this week all cancelled until early August, Spirit just said August, no date, others had dates for 1st week in August.

    NO one knows, and now States is going crazy again.

    Sad thing is some of the repatriation flights to FRance, Germany, and Spain have been cheaper than the short trip to Miami.

  7. cookshow's Avatar
    Bit the bullet and did charter.
  8. Daddy-YO's Avatar
    So . . . your Van Halen ticket?

    Spirit is still playing me along - I don't mind loaning 'em some - meaning they haven't cancelled my July 30 reservation, but if they can't bring a plane into Managua, it'll be difficult flying out with 'em (except in 'spirit').
  9. cookshow's Avatar
    All the airlines cancelled july now, been watching, and at this rate I doubt August.
  10. Daddy-YO's Avatar
    Congrats. Feliz viaje. Don't forget to mask up and bring snacks/food & water. Any risk of getting quarantined before arriving at your destination?
  11. cookshow's Avatar
    Got my Van Halen ticket, before 30th.
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