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    What Nicaraguan living abroad doesn't miss his/her country, by this I mean True Nicaraguans , there are a few that think or pressume they are U.S.A Americans, when in Fact they are more Nicaraguans than Pinol itself , and they are not even U.S.A Born, unless you were U.S.A born, a Nicaraguan born, should not consider him'herself a Gringo, I don't give a rat's A$$ how long you have lived in the U.S.A, I have lived in the U.S.A for over 21 years and have been a U.S.A citizen for over 10 years and I consider myself a true Pinolero.

    A True Pinolero will long(miss) for Gallo Pinto Vigoron, chancho con yuca, baho, y tajadas, con chicha , pinol, and topping it off with some gold ole FDC , and I am talking about Nicaraguan made, not the kind you buy in Toronto or Miami.

    After 21+ long working years in the U.S.A (which I consider my second home) and am extremely grateful for helping me be, the person I am today(Money aside) I am talking more about caracter than money.

    Nicaragua way of life(ns)it's ran at a slower pace,less stressful,after 20+ years of working my A$$ off here in the states, inclcuding a stretch of 11 years working 70+ hour weeks I see the clear difference between the U.S.A and the Nicaraguan way of life. When you are in Nicaragua, you forget about the hassle and bussle of: Driving, shopping, and not to mention your Sales Pitch :-)(Work).

    Harship can shape or break a man's will, fortunately it has shaped mine, learning to appreciate the simpler things in life, and loving those around you, that tomorrow you or them may not be here.

    In Nicaragua One can truly be one, with nature and your neighboors, you look after them, and they will give their lives for ya, this includes my gringo business partner and a U.S buyer BTW, who visit Nicaragua frequently.

    For those U.S.A Americans wanting to make it in Nicaragua here's a couple of advices from a Pinolero Nicaraguan .

    1) Treat your neighboors and ALL Nicaraguans(including our Culture) with Respect(including employees) and you will have an allied(s) on your side that can look out after you and belongings.
    I don't give a $hit how much money you think or have, try (at least) to be as humble as possible, Money can get you out of trouble, but, can also get you killed, I don't know about you, but I preffer to be Respected not Feared I learned this as a Manager for 11+ years.

    Don't fool yourself thinking coze you are a U.S.A American your $hit don't stink here in Nicaragua and Nicaraguans are ALL poor people, that may slap you on the face someday, there are plently of Nicaraguans that may look like pheasants(Campesinos)some of them even speak English, that are filty rich,therefore try to treat ALL Nicaraguans as you would like to be treated yourself. Keep in mind that is You that is trying to integrate to their culture(country), not them.

    Keeping with the money issue, avoid thinking that because you have money,you can do as you please,Remember, this is Not your country, you are a guesst here, act like one, and you will save yourselves headaches,e:i Don't argue with a cop, he will Always be right, humbleness is the ticket, don't fire a shotgun at cattle, Your neighboor may have an AK-47 ,don't piss poor people off, instead try diologue, hell even smoke signals will work better than fire arms.

    2) For those would be investors(or wanna be).

    Nicaragua has plenty of opportunities in many fields, from Tobacco to tourism and agriculture, to crafsmanship and ornamentals, just to name a few.

    The number one pointer is to Do Your Homework don't have someone else do it for ya, unless you have a wad of money and don't care about loosing it.

    Research the area your are interrested in investing, find out, supply and demand,market areas,import export laws,start up cost for at least 2 years without a profits.

    Try to start up small,them expands as supply and demand grows, have a back up plan,that is, have a second option,should your first one fail, meaning Don't invest all your nest egg (Capital) in one venture.

    Try your best to run your bussines,or someone extremely trust worthy and close to you that can help you run it,with at least a quaterly check up on expenditures/profit margins.

    Before you start any business dealings, the same realty buying guide applies. Spend sometime in the country, see first hand what you are about to do,with whom and for how much.

    Hopefully some of these tips help you save headaches and maybe just maybe, may save your life one day.

    Always remember: Humbleness is a Virtue, Use it to your advantage

    Disclaimer The advices given herein,are used at your own risk.

    Best Regards as Always.

    FAP

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    Sound Solid advise Felix
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    What he said, PLUS....la patiencia......mucha!
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    Default Re: Nicaraguan Advice , Thensome!!

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

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    Remenber also with Nicas, I'll be there in an 1 hour really means 3 hours, We'll do it tomorrow really means a week from now, and lunch time is not a 45 minute break is more of a 3 hour siesta lasting from 12 noon till 3 pm, I almost forget for every saint there's party so 5 months out of the year are holidays in Nicaland.. But your stress level will go wayyyy down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Greco View Post
    Remenber also with Nicas, I'll be there in an 1 hour really means 3 hours, We'll do it tomorrow really means a week from now, .....
    I love this.... when my wife tells me "ahora" which means "now" in english... she really means "sometime today" and when she tells me "ahorita" which in english means "right now"... it actually means "as soon as I get ready" ... which could be an hour from now!!!!!

    When we were leaving Nicaragua after having gotten my wife's visa two years ago.. some friends gave us a going away lunch at their house in Granada.... they told us to arrive around noon. Being "gringo" I insisted on arriving on time bc I was worried that they would go to a lot of trouble and I didn't want to go late and they would have to serve cold food. But my wife insisted that we arrive an hour late and even told me that it would be rude to arrive on time. But I got my way and we arrived in "gringo time" at 12 noon en punto. We waited for an hour and a half while the people tried to finish preparing the food and also had the extra burden of entertaining us while they cooked. Needless to say, I still hear about this from my wife.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JackMcG View Post
    I love this.... when my wife tells me "ahora" which means "now" in english... she really means "sometime today" and when she tells me "ahorita" which in english means "right now"... it actually means "as soon as I get ready" ... which could be an hour from now!!!!!

    When we were leaving Nicaragua after having gotten my wife's visa two years ago.. some friends gave us a going away lunch at their house in Granada.... they told us to arrive around noon. Being "gringo" I insisted on arriving on time bc I was worried that they would go to a lot of trouble and I didn't want to go late and they would have to serve cold food. But my wife insisted that we arrive an hour late and even told me that it would be rude to arrive on time. But I got my way and we arrived in "gringo time" at 12 noon en punto. We waited for an hour and a half while the people tried to finish preparing the food and also had the extra burden of entertaining us while they cooked. Needless to say, I still hear about this from my wife.
    I developed a switch over the years that enables me to switch it on and off, whenever I go to an event that's gringo I turn it on to Gringo mode but when is a Nica or Latino I turn it on to Nica mode, and thank The Lord I'm always prompt, Of course after I get there I head straight to the bar
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    Man o Man Jack,us Nicaraguans are Extremely punctual compared to the Cubans here in West Palm Beach .

    Quote Originally Posted by JackMcG View Post
    I love this.... when my wife tells me "ahora" which means "now" in english... she really means "sometime today" and when she tells me "ahorita" which in english means "right now"... it actually means "as soon as I get ready" ... which could be an hour from now!!!!!

    When we were leaving Nicaragua after having gotten my wife's visa two years ago.. some friends gave us a going away lunch at their house in Granada.... they told us to arrive around noon. Being "gringo" I insisted on arriving on time bc I was worried that they would go to a lot of trouble and I didn't want to go late and they would have to serve cold food. But my wife insisted that we arrive an hour late and even told me that it would be rude to arrive on time. But I got my way and we arrived in "gringo time" at 12 noon en punto. We waited for an hour and a half while the people tried to finish preparing the food and also had the extra burden of entertaining us while they cooked. Needless to say, I still hear about this from my wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FisherCigarman View Post
    Man o Man Jack,us Nicaraguans are Extremely punctual compared to the Cubans here in West Palm Beach .
    I gotta tell ya Felix... when my wife and I were dating in Nicaragua...we always used to meet each other at the big cross near the Cathedral in the park in Granada, and the only time she ever arrived ,on time, for a date was when she hadn't eaten all day and was HUNGRY!!!!

    She didn't tell me till later that she was, at times, practically going without food for whole days at a time, in those days. (Solo, comia pan y cafe)
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    hey bro, pan y cafe beats, tortilla con sal.
    I used to love eating pan con cafe,specially Biscotelas(rosadas) ask your wife,see if she remembers those.

    Quote Originally Posted by JackMcG View Post
    I gotta tell ya Felix... when my wife and I were dating in Nicaragua...we always used to meet each other at the big cross near the Cathedral in the park in Granada, and the only time she ever arrived ,on time, for a date was when she hadn't eaten all day and was HUNGRY!!!!

    She didn't tell me till later that she was, at times, practically going without food for whole days at a time, in those days. (Solo, comia pan y cafe)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FisherCigarman View Post
    hey bro, pan y cafe beats, tortilla con sal.
    I used to love eating pan con cafe,specially Biscotelas(rosadas) ask your wife,see if she remembers those.
    As my wife would say, "chi pan" (leche con pan)
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