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    Re: Old Dichos Never Die

    Fundillo also translates as smelter, which speaks to the richness and nuances of any language,
    I can see (and hear) the campo evangelical preachers shouting about spending eternity in the...
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    Re: Old Dichos Never Die

    " . . .Unicamente un gringo hubiera alquilado una casa que quedaba en el fundillo del diablo".



    Only a gringo would have rented a house stuck in the devil's ass ??

    I think that I might be...
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    Old Dichos Never Die

    Trying to run down the precise meaning of Mas Sabe El Diablo . . I embarked on a maze of Nicaragan slang terms and dichos.

    An old TRN post from 2009 by the Cigar Fisherman came up, actually...
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    Re: In Memory

    La Prensa is reporting that it was the night watchman and his BIL who did the deed.

    A combination of stabbing and strangulation.


    The solution ?
    A better quality of guaro, that stuff sold...
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    Re: S#!t people from SJDS say....

    Pot definitely calling the kettle black . . . .

    The Nicaraguan diet leaves a lot to be desired. A lot of diabetes and anemia, most of it not properly treated.
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    Re: Looking for a cheap nature "retreat"

    You can always attempt to request a better price, especially if you are staying multiple nights,,

    What I have been doing is using Booking.com to find the location, vet the accommodations,
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    Re: YouTube of the day

    Una Champa! Who needs anything more?

    The Avenida Bolivar in Managua used to be lined with champas.
    Cardboard walls,, copius black plastic.

    Sometimes hard to tell the latrine from the...
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    Re: Looking for a cheap nature "retreat"

    Phil was hoping to sell it to the Orteguistas for $2 million,, a million to Phil,, and a million to . . . someone.

    If you see the announcement of the new Cool Top Reserve and National Park,,...
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    Re: Looking for a cheap nature "retreat"

    I've not been to Kelley Anne's new place, Harmony, I think that she called it. The last I saw she was aggressively looking for investors.

    She's close to the CR border,, every time I headed to...
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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving Cincinnatti

    Nicas and most CAm's call 'em chompipes. The name seems to me a better fit than turkey which was a misnomer anyway.


    Krisnia insisted that they were chompipes too, but one day I ran her...
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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving Cincinnatti

    " . . .I didn't cheat and watch the video yet, but what is the famous line "as God is my witness, I thought Turkey's could fly". Man, I loved WKRP, loved it. .."


    I thought Turkeys...
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    Re: Google News, November 24, 2019

    "If all it takes is a sand floor shack, booze, and brawny surfer babes that will do."


    Could we add hot water and cold beer to the list?

    Where do I sign up??

    Soy un hombre sincero y...
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    Re: Google News, November 24, 2019

    https://beachgrit.com/2019/11/question-is-nicaragua-a-wormhole-where-all-dreams-come-true-where-family-and-surf-become-one-where-todd-kline-appears-as-if-conjured/



    Question: Is Nicaragua a...
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    Re: Google News, November 22, 2019

    Well,, Bolivia has shown us another possibility. There is no opposition candidate, and unless they find someone with a death wish,, probably won't be.

    But, the army could step up and "save"...
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    Re: Google News, November 22, 2019

    Havana Times usually has the original Spanish somewhere on the site.

    Will the Ortegas go to Mexico like Evo? I always thought Spain,,
    There is nowhere in Cuba to spend their millions,, ...
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    Re: No all packed - Part 4

    Two types of desireable lawyers in Nicaragua:

    Honest lawyers, and Good Lawyers

    Sometimes the two intersect to your advantage.


    And, the majority of the lawyers in Nicaragua,, well,, ...
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    Re: YouTube of the day

    I got hailed on a couple of years ago driving from Achuapa to the Pan American through Limay.
    That's another interesting road.

    Fine, corn kernel sized hail.
    It formed a crust on my windshield...
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    Re: Ebay heads up

    It was great while it lasted.
    Significant savings, not paying tax which amounts to an extra 10% in most locations

    Lot of stuff shows up in a day now from Amazon,, rather than two days....
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    Re: Save El Porton Verde (and my son!)

    " . . . I thought that there was a passable road (of sorts) from Bramadero to Robledal. I remember seeing the turn off when I walked by Bramadero on my way back from Yali, and I saw it from the...
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    Re: Save El Porton Verde (and my son!)

    I don't believe Voltz did it either. He was a convenient fall guy, everybody wanted to see the guy go,, he was an embarrassment to the gringos,, and the real killers were probably Sandi...
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    Re: YouTube of the day

    "The oldest is from a set I bought in 1998 (Drill, Sawsall and Vacuum and light) all still work great -

    Just wore out the old Ni-cads. :


    I have three Ni Cads left. I use them for the old...
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    Re: Little Caesars Pizza

    I always wondered why the Cordoba was called NIO. So it's NIaragua Oro,, from the time the Cordoba was re-issued after the the monster devaluation. Gold Cordoba,, they were called, and...
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    Re: YouTube of the day

    Interesting video

    This one seemed pretty new (in terms of hours actually run,, it had a smooth sound).

    When they need serious work, you are confronted with the high costs of parts, and...
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    Re: Little Caesars Pizza

    I read the La Prensa announcement like four times in English translation, studied the graphs,, could not make any sense of it at all.

    Why not just peg the cordoba to the dollar and be done with...
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    Re: Little Caesars Pizza

    If the US impedes the flow of bucks it will become very hard for expats.


    Yes,, that's how it was in Cuba. Couldn't get cash.
    You had to bring your own cash. Even telephone calls were routed...
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