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    Default Straw poll - Who else is holding off travel because of current circumstances in Nica

    A couple weeks ago I was poking around at flights and thinking up dates to visit with either just the missus and I (Feb) or the whole troupe (March break)

    Now over the last week Chilo has got cold feet over the news she sees...

    Anyone else putting off plans because of the escalating unrest?
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    Default Re: Straw poll - Who else is holding off travel because of current circumstances in N

    We've put off plans for December, but for economic reasons. The violence just reinforces the decision.

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    Default Re: Straw poll - Who else is holding off travel because of current circumstances in N

    I have put off travel because of the situation in Nicaragua.

    Life is so good here, I decided not to go visit my folks for the holidays. Why freeze my butt off up there when my mango rosas are going to be just right next month.
    "Un Estado que no se rigiera según la justicia se reduciría a una gran banda de ladrones." --San Agustín

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    Default Re: Straw poll - Who else is holding off travel because of current circumstances in N

    Quote Originally Posted by El Doc View Post
    I have put off travel because of the situation in Nicaragua.

    Life is so good here, I decided not to go visit my folks for the holidays. Why freeze my butt off up there when my mango rosas are going to be just right next month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post
    Perspective is everything... []
    Indeed. If living under violent fascist thugs is paradise, then

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post
    A couple weeks ago I was poking around at flights and thinking up dates to visit with either just the missus and I (Feb) or the whole troupe (March break)

    Now over the last week Chilo has got cold feet over the news she sees...

    Anyone else putting off plans because of the escalating unrest?
    Jesse and I ran a small hotel here in Granada for over two years. We had very good occupancy for most of that time.
    We gave it up 2 months ago because of lack of reservations and cancellations.
    Between Ortega and what Obama is doing in the U.S., Granada is virtually empty of tourists.
    And yes, the violence is escalating.

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    Default Re: Straw poll - Who else is holding off travel because of current circumstances in N

    I have a few economic reasons while I am not travelling, but in the past year or so that hasn't been the case. I guess for me it is just sounding so rough. It isnt' like Hawaii where you can get off the plane and do what ever you want any time of day or night and be reasonably sure it will work out for you. I have been turned off by the crime and the politics over there since joining this site and learning more about it.
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    Default Re: Straw poll - Who else is holding off travel because of current circumstances in N

    Quote Originally Posted by randude View Post
    I have been turned off by the crime and the politics over there since joining this site and learning more about it.
    That's why it's called "The Real Nicaragua."

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    Default Re: Straw poll - Who else is holding off travel because of current circumstances in N

    Sure as $hit, people are pulling out (NGO's) and others not coming down to spend a few bucks in the national economy......

    I hate to say it but it ain't lookin' to good....

    But on the up side where there is life there is hope, I hope the best for my adopted country....I still feel very safe, much more than crime in Miami.....
    To be called a "Has Been" I must surmise, is much Greater than to be called a "Nevah Been"... JW...



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    Default Re: Straw poll - Who else is holding off travel because of current circumstances in N

    Last I heard, Little Corn tourism was dead.
    Life's different here ... It's a whole 'nother pace.

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    Little Corn.... That is a place you don't just drop by on your way to somewhere else...
    To be called a "Has Been" I must surmise, is much Greater than to be called a "Nevah Been"... JW...



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    Default Re: Straw poll - Who else is holding off travel because of current circumstances in N

    Having zero tourism can be a good thing.

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    Default Re: Straw poll - Who else is holding off travel because of current circumstances in N

    Quote Originally Posted by randude View Post
    I have been turned off by the crime and the politics over there since joining this site and learning more about it.
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    "Un Estado que no se rigiera según la justicia se reduciría a una gran banda de ladrones." --San Agustín

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    TRN the truth will stand when the world is on fire, It's not just for sissies.....
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    Unfortunately I live in Managua so the best I can do is watch on tv as it is going on outside. Come on, everyone knows danny's boys hold the best bacanales.

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    All this for a flag? Michelle Obama http://hotair.com/archives/2011/11/0...our-years-ago/

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    Couple of months ago we were thinking of going to Nic. for the hollidays but with the goings on looks more like March maybe.
    Here in the real world they're shutting Detroit down.

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    I am still spending the holidays in San Juan Del Sur, arriving Dec.9, and then off to Big Corn on January 9. I might rethink it if it was Dec. 2012 with the elections.

    I am glad I am not landing in MGA for the Saturday marches. I figure by the time I arrive in MGA on Dec. 9 the holidays festivities will be starting and the rum will be flowing.

    Also, while I have a chance, I would like to thank everyone for the great advise on this thread. I definately plan on being careful but I always am.
    I found experiences with taxis helpful. When I leave MGA for SJDS I will be using Paxeos, thanks also for the Paxeo recommendation. I am really looking forward to jumping in the Caribbean on Big Corn for the first time.

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    You will not want to leave...
    To be called a "Has Been" I must surmise, is much Greater than to be called a "Nevah Been"... JW...



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    Unless all hell breaks loose I'll be down for my yearly visit in Feb. Last year I went down the Rio San Juan to El Castillo. This year I'm thinking a few days in Granada/SJDS and maybe a little time checking out the DAC/Corn Island.

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    El Castillo, Uuu Weee 'em tarpon rolling in the river.....
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    Default Re: Straw poll - Who else is holding off travel because of current circumstances in N

    Quote Originally Posted by Just Plain John Wayne View Post
    El Castillo, Uuu Weee 'em tarpon rolling in the river.....
    Left a good job in the city...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonh View Post
    left A Good Job In The City...
    Stop! Thief! Quit Tryin To Steal My Job!
    All this for a flag? Michelle Obama http://hotair.com/archives/2011/11/0...our-years-ago/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Demento View Post
    Stop! Thief! Quit Tryin To Steal My Job!
    Take this job and shove it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonh View Post
    Take this job and shove it!
    Stop! In the name of love
    Before you break my heart

    Baby, baby
    I'm aware of where you go
    Each time you leave my door
    I watch you walk down the street
    Knowing your other love you'll meet
    But this time before you run to her
    Leaving me alone and hurt
    (Think it over) After I've been good to you ?
    (Think it over) After I've been sweet to you ?

    Stop! In the name of love
    Before you break my heart
    Stop! In the name of love
    Before you break my heart
    Think it over
    Think it over
    All this for a flag? Michelle Obama http://hotair.com/archives/2011/11/0...our-years-ago/

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