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  1. My House in Jinotega

    Well, I had been planning to spend some of my inheritance on a trip to Europe, but my landlord wants to sell the house I've been renting for over a year in April and so any other big expenditures are out for the duration. We've discussed this several times in the past. I rented with the understanding that I'd have first refusal of it; we discussed the buying price about eight months ago when I got some of the payouts from the estate; and both of us have been back and forth on this. He's a good ...
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  2. Arrived three weeks ago and not at all disappointed

    Howsit Amigos!....Choose the "safe landing" route and did 2 weeks of Spanish School in San Juan del Sur with the homestay and airport pick-up ($660.....ouch!.......).......San Juan del Sur is a lot like Kona weatherwize and attitudewize (casual).......One guy here described it as "the poorman's Hawaii"..........Then my friend wanted me to journey to Matagalpa so I did (riding "chicken buses" and everything.......)........I love it here!.....I'm going to be staying for ...
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  3. Thinking about moving to Grenada...

    I am thinking about moving to Grenada next year...What do I need to know???
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  4. The electricity and Facebook and all that jazz

    The lights went out about two p.m. on Tuesday. I didn't think anything of it in particular because we'd had a short outage on the weekend, but by five p.m., it was pretty obvious that I was the only one with lights out. I and everyone who came over checked the circuit breakers but they were okay. A friend whose Spanish is better than mine called Enitel and reported the outage and got a trouble ticket number. I took my tablet over to the Sollentuna Hem and posted about it on Facebook, then ...

    Updated 07-03-2014 at 05:17 PM by MizBrown

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  5. Jinotega, now with more employment

    We've got a call center here now -- and one of my friends is going to be working at it (speaks English and Spanish, and German). People from the mountains didn't like living in Managua for a job, so someone brought the jobs to them. I didn't ask him what the pay is going to be, but he said it was about what his wife was making teaching English by working three part-time jobs (not counting my classes).

    Generally, it's a pretty basic and sometime very annoying job (I pulled a night ...
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