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    Living Like A Nica, with No Igloos or Inheritance.

    How is that for a title?

    Mizz Brown will have to ghost write it as I am unusually busy doing nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookshow View Post
    Living Like A Nica, with No Igloos or Inheritance.

    How is that for a title?

    Mizz Brown will have to ghost write it as I am unusually busy doing nothing.
    I can tell by the smell you ain't well...
    To be called a "Has Been" I must surmise, is much Greater than to be called a "Nevah Been"... JW...



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    Ooh ooh, that smell
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    Rain and good rum, what could possibly go wrong....
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookshow View Post
    Rain and good rum, what could possibly go wrong....
    And a lack of power tools within arms reach that keep the populous safe...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post
    And a lack of power tools within arms reach that keep the populous safe...
    Hahahaha... I brought a pistol drill home to use in the moving of some of the aluminum windows areound and blocking up the holes. The drill I used to put in anchors for the frames... Well I had to take it back to the plant, and my youngest daughter went along with me. I made her carry the drill. She pointed it at chickens and birds and what not and pulled the trigger. Nothing happened... Daddy, do you think you could kill a bad guy with this thing? .... Well, I said if I took it and slapped him up side the head with it hard enough, I might get him to crap his pants at the least.... Still have not figured out how to space my sentences on this forum as yet so it does not run into one paragraph....HELP!!!!!!!!
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    Few months ago I actually suggested Fydel's book or the Moon Guide to some people thinking about Nicaragua.

    My Book would be a short one, 20 words or less type thing, may not need the Ghost Writer.

    Make extensive visit(s).
    Find a place you like.
    Rent for 6-12 months.
    Take appropriate action.

    I have a close friend of 20+ yrs, few months ago he was asking me about coming down here, his wife died a a few yrs back and he was about to retire. Talked to my friend last week, just retired, is going to help his sister take care of their aging Mother.

    Between SS and 401K he will be doing ok, he could live extremely well in Nicaragua. He is a really low maintenance, simple guy, happy at home with a book or tv and his idea for housing would be a studio type apartment or small house, he can cook and clean, is in excellent health, a really nice guy (no idea why he is a friend with me), he is by all accounts "sane" and "normal"

    When he first asked me about coming down I told him I would find him a woman he could move in with, he got a nervous twitch and quickly changed the topic. I was only half kidding, if I were in his position I think that is what I would do.

    I don't think he would want to live on the Island and was asking about other spots. I gave him my usual answer for people wanting to move here, Granada. Granada is a good place to test the waters, see if you like the Country, lots of nicer Gringo style rentals, good food, close to lots of attractions, easy to travel to and from to check out other spots. I guess in a nutshell it is the least "foreign" spot in Nicaragua.

    One of the people I suggested the book to is a guy who has visited CR several times and has heard all the Nica hoopla. He just wants to live on a beach in a foreign Country, he would most likely end up on the Pacific side in a gated community, only interactions with locals would be the domestics, that is his idea of Paradise.
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    Make extensive visit(s).
    Find a place you like.
    Rent for 6-12 months.
    Take appropriate action.



    This is really covered by #2 above, but maybe not so obvious: I think the potential retiree really needs to identify what he is looking for. A place to drink comfortably with Gringo friends and bullshit the day away? Live on a beach? Re-live his adolescence (18 and over please, we are already getting hammered enough)? Maybe, homestead a piece of land and watch it blossom? All of the above? Nicaragua offers a lot of possibilities, all affordable.

    I think the guy (or girl) needs to be brutally honest with himself about what he really wants for the rest of his life (or at least, for the immediate future).

    Then, rent a place for 6-12 months -or longer, and continue to travel around, check out different places.

    Finally, take appropriate action (whatever THAT is).



    Or, your friend could just make $1200 /week by going the IL route (How is it those guys are still around?? They got $800 of my money once in Honduras, for a conference where they introduced me to realtors selling properties for double what I had already been quoted). Hotel in La Ceiba was really nice though (not included in the $800).

    http://internationalliving.com/2013/...ua-doing-this/#
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    I feel sorry for the sucker who pays 1200 bucks a week to stay in a house anywhere in Nicaragua.
    Even if it is a nice house.

    Dont get me wrong. I would love to make 1200 bucks a week.....I just would never want to deal with the kind of people who think that 1200 a week in the country of Nicaragua is a good idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeyWestPirate View Post
    Or, your friend could just make $1200 /week by going the IL route (How is it those guys are still around?? They got $800 of my money once in Honduras, for a conference where they introduced me to realtors selling properties for double what I had already been quoted). Hotel in La Ceiba was really nice though (not included in the $800).

    http://internationalliving.com/2013/...ua-doing-this/#
    Very high probability that article is a publicity piece, or puff-piece. Marketing firms hire freelancers to troll the web and write fake recommendation then insert links. Easy free advertising. Wouldn't surprise me if both of those websites work off the same databases. I think half those BS Top 10 articles are just to pull advertising hits off search words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookshow View Post
    Living Like A Nica, with No Igloos or Inheritance.

    How is that for a title?

    Mizz Brown will have to ghost write it as I am unusually busy doing nothing.

    I'm busy thinking about actually doing something, or getting two guppy tanks some furniture so I can actually see what's in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookshow View Post
    Few months ago I actually suggested Fydel's book or the Moon Guide to some people thinking about Nicaragua.

    My Book would be a short one, 20 words or less type thing, may not need the Ghost Writer.

    Make extensive visit(s).
    Find a place you like.
    Rent for 6-12 months.
    Take appropriate action.
    The other thing is to realize that any one of us can't change anything except light bulbs and fuses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MizBrown View Post
    I'm busy thinking about actually doing something, or getting two guppy tanks some furniture so I can actually see what's in them.
    I swear, you're sending coded messages. Did Snowden reply yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonh View Post
    I swear, you're sending coded messages. Did Snowden reply yet?
    Guppy tanks -- the two five gallon ones on the bottom get neglected, and the dog drinks out of one of them.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MizBrown View Post
    The other thing is to realize that any one of us can't change anything except light bulbs and fuses.



    I have changed a freezer into a fridge to dispense Hoppy goodness.. Does that count
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    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post

    I have changed a freezer into a fridge to dispense Hoppy goodness.. Does that count
    Only if you did it in Nicaragua.

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    Looks like something from "Breaking Bad".
    Life's different here ... It's a whole 'nother pace.

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    Now THIS has to be made into a book...

    Just posted on the Nica Xpat Fazebook page..

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    anyone up for an adventure? I am looking for 6 people or so who will be up for a road trip from the US to nicaragua. I am going to buy a Limo in GA and i plan on driving it back but it will be nice if I can find some people that we willing to put in for gas and an adventure...



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    I know what it was like getting swarmed at the borders when I drove down in my 8 year old SUV.

    I cant imagine the hell you'd go through driving through the borders in a limo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post
    Now THIS has to be made into a book...

    Just posted on the Nica Xpat Fazebook page..

    Marc Augustine


    anyone up for an adventure? I am looking for 6 people or so who will be up for a road trip from the US to nicaragua. I am going to buy a Limo in GA and i plan on driving it back but it will be nice if I can find some people that we willing to put in for gas and an adventure...



    They should hire a cameraman to go along to shoot video. Can you imagine the amount they will pay in bribes along the way. They will get pulled over often even if just out of curiosity by the cops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookshow View Post
    They should hire a cameraman to go along to shoot video. Can you imagine the amount they will pay in bribes along the way. They will get pulled over often even if just out of curiosity by the cops.

    I wonder...

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    If Daisy Duke came along they'd have no worries.

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    But Boss Hog would Eff it all right up, him and Roscoe P, Coaltrain...
    To be called a "Has Been" I must surmise, is much Greater than to be called a "Nevah Been"... JW...



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