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    I have resisted the urge to go to the islands. San Jose cheaper/easier. I've seen bahamas, jamaica, belize and quintana roo, not to mention vung tau...
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    Yeah, I thought of a week layover in Miami, but didn't want to splurge on hotel and rental car. it would have broken up a nightmare day into 2 easy...
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About el duende grande
Retired American living in and near Esteli since mid-2006
near Esteli
gardening travel, photography
retired jack of all trades
Your interest in Nicaragua:
retired, gardening, nature, travel
I started a study of Nicaraguan native cactus., of which there are 30 plus species.
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by el duende grande on 12-02-2018 at 08:27 AM
Good news, bad news. We are in the North American winter, cool evenings perfect for sleeping without a fan or AC. Broke out the wool blanket this week. Bad news, aguinaldo hit the 22nd, ushering in the Bacanal, a month of greed, drunkenness, and enhanced stupidity. I'll be glad when 26 dic rolls around and ends this crap.

On the political front, the current regime has been quite successful in consolidating its power over the last 6 months. There is a feeling of fear and resentment that

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