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    Re: No Power Again in Condega

    I remember my first trip to Condega, by bus. I had to go from place to place to get change for 100 cords to pay the cab and then went thru a similar drill to get change for another 100 to pay the...
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    Re: No Ortega?

    SJDS is a charming little town, but I wouldn't want to be there when 3300 peeple show up in mass! To bad we don't have a copy up north, although I hear they have made a beach park at Poneloya.
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    Re: No Ortega?

    plus they thought he was a Cuban and were quite embarrassed when he wasn't.

    The Nica term is "pueblo bajo" or "barrio bajo" I forget its name but one in Esteli is east across a little bridge form...
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    Beware of airline technology

    Since they have been scanning boarding passes at the gate I haven't been giving much thought to boarding. Apparently the scan doesn't do anything because a man got on the wrong American airlines...
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    Re: Google News, March 8, 2019

    and internet has been slow last 2 weeks. I thought it was just our ibw service, but a friend with the maximum speed claro says the same.
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    Re: Google News, March 8, 2019

    and la Colonia doesn't seem to have bag boys anymore, pollo tiptop downtown closed and I hear will be replaced with a cheaper brand, maxipali is dead more often than full. Restaurants better be doing...
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    Re: Manuel Guillén's cartoons 2019

    A very strange concept, this idea that Danny is going to leave. Danny ain't no quitter. Baring ill health, he may be here longer than any of us.
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    Re: Jan 2019 - Just a bunch of crap

    A man near me said stealing his barbed wire was bad, but then they stole the posts, too.
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    Re: S#!t people from SJDS say....

    Money doesn't grow on trees....
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    Re: No Ortega?

    "Distance from Disorder". It makes no sense to go places that are troubled unless you have a prevailing reason to go there. I goes along with the 4S Rule.
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    Re: No Ortega?

    Funny you should mention Somoza. The way Jimmy carter defeated him was to cut of his bullets and greenbacks, even Israel couldn't give him anything.
    The US is probably not in a position to do...
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    Re: No Ortega?

    Keep a date waiting to see if they are really interested?
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    Re: Back in Granada

    Still that way. when I was first here a friend told me a about a cousin. Her husband went down the street to buy a pack of cigarettes and came back a few years later and said "where's lunch?"
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    Re: The Residency: Feb 5, 2019

    Guard your colilla well, but remember it is only good in Nic. You are not welcome in c4 with it. Before you head north you will probably have to do a CR run to reset your c4 clock.
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    Re: S#!t people from SJDS say....

    NSS :pf:
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    Re: S#!t people from SJDS say....

    Good idea, but I think this has a lot of potential

    https://burythehatchet.com/
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    Re: cheles truck

    When I registered my pickup the think that amazed me most was that they were very picky about matching up the vin numbers in various places, even though it was new bought directly from Casa pellas.
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    Re: Jan 2019 - Just a bunch of crap

    Yep, we still have one property in the name of somebody who died in the revolution. Things can move slow here.
    Back north, I find my granddaughter was diagnosed with Parkinson's. I thought that was...
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    Re: Renewing my tourist visa

    Speaking of cel phones, I am no a fan but in the last coiple years I see they are a virtual necessity for travel, like seeing who is closed on Mondays, etc.

    My latest adventure in the race to the...
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    Re: Renewing my tourist visa

    Ever try the Migracion in Metrocentro? I think it has AC.
    On the Nic side of the border they charge you a $1 city tax for walking on their sidewalk, etc.

    Amazed at what appears new technology--my...
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    Re: Question.....

    It's the little stuff--pollo tiptop no longer takes orders from the tables, IBW closed its Esteli office and gave us the number for matagalpa, Some stores and restaurants are still closed, others...
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    Re: Door to Door Tax collection

    If they are like INSS, they call you on the phone twice a month until you break.
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    Re: Renewing my tourist visa

    The pissing contest is contagious. I was refused entrance to Hond. because I am a Nica legal resident, and then refused entrance as a US passport holder because I had been in Nic. for more than 90...
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    Re: Whither The Oil???

    Was over at the SILs house in a small town in AZ the other night. He was welding and the lights didn't dim. what kind of magic is this?

    Water and power are always iffy in the rainy, but iron out...
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    Re: Whither The Oil???

    Comrade Fyl tried full immersion. Look where it got him!

    Once you realize you are not a hippie or surfer, you want as little immersion as possible.
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