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  1. Cock of the Walk

    On my recent visit to Nica last week, after about a 1.5 year abscence, I noticed the Mi Gallo Mas Gallo signs around MGA and Leon. My Spanish is very poor, so my literal translation of the sign was the chicken.... more chicken. I thought the cock on the sign was the Tip Top chicken on steroids... so it kinda made sense. I was satisified with my own translation, until as events ended up, we went shopping at Mi Gallo Mas Gallo.... and it's actually a furniture store!

    I finally broke ...
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  2. Swings and Roundabouts

    A week ago, a neighbor died who was like my comadre de Nicaragua. I heard Tuesday morning, saw her body on her bed. Nicaraguans don't do embalming and all the mortuary makeup that turns the person you knew into a wax effigy. The body on the bed was a very dead body. By afternoon, her son had done all the things needed. What was left of her was in a casket in what had been the front room store. Wednesday, in the rain, I walked behind the coffin with the neighbors and family to the cathedral ...
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  3. list of world's top 50 murder capitals for 2011

    And Nicaragua is NOT on it, thanks to ...(tell us why you think that is)? Nor is Costa Rica, nor Ecuador, nor Canada (of course), ... however 45 of the 50 most violent cities in the world are found on the American continent. 40 of those top 50 are in Latin America, 4 are in the USA. Here's the article from Foreign Policy that begins:
    "Living in Latin America, it seems, can be hazardous to your health. A combination of drugs, organized crime, and governments that are, at times, ...
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  4. Day 5 through 9, the rest of the story.

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    Day 5 started out much of the same in Matagalpa. Me sitting on my deck drinking coffee, catching up on emails, and taking in the sights and sounds of Matagalpa. I am pretty sure there isnít a better way to start the day. I was going to head to Esteli in the afternoon and wanted to see the coffee museum before I left. I took off on foot to the central part of town. ViaNica had said that the museum was one block south of park Morazon. I circled all blocks south of the park and went even further south
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  5. Day 3 and 4 in Nicaragua

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    Day 3 started with sitting on my motel balcony drinking coffee and checking email, a perfect start for me. I headed off to La Dalia at about 0830 to meet up with Doug and holy crap what a beautiful drive. As I got out of Matagalpa I started noticing a lot of people hitch hiking. I use to hitch hike a lot growing up in Montana but I am really careful with whom I pick up. I finally stopped and picked up a women that was probably 50 and promtly explained that I do not speak a lot of spainish but it
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