• La Colonia Supermarket

    As different as things can be here, sometimes they aren’t that different at all…and that can be a good thing. La Colonia is one of two major supermarkets in Nicaragua, the other being La Union. La ...

  • Do Not Buy my New Gringo in Granada BOOK!

    Everything in the book can be found right here on this website and with pictures and the occasional video to boot. In a fit of missing Nicaragua I decided to compile all of my wordier posts from ...

  • Hotel el Internacional

    This is the first time we’ve stayed at a hotel in Granada. Since we were in it for the long haul last time we were here, we always stayed in rented houses. There are many hotels ...

  • Taqueria La Lupita

    This is from my TripAdvisor review. Below that are some extra bonus words! We had 14 tacos, a bowl of beans, and a Coke for the kid for $11. Let that sink in. $11 USD! I ...

  • Tele Pizza Granada, Nicaragua

    Location: Calle El Arsenal No. 205, Granada 000000, Nicaragua I never would have guessed that I’d have some of the best pizza in my life in Granada, Nicaragua. There are three places where we’ve had pizza so far, Tele ...

Merida, Mexico: Day 1

As I sit here on Day 2 of our trip to Merida trying to gather ...

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We Moved to Matagalpa

Well, I’m not exactly sure what to do about this blog. When we visited Matagalpa a couple of weeks ago we actually put ...
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The Bureaucratic Hell of Picking up a Package from Customs

While Nicaragua is technically a democratic republic, it more resembles a socialist country, so my theory is that government run processes are so ...
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A Great Christmas Eve Dinner at Monna Lisa’s Pizza

We asked Levi where he wanted to have his Christmas Eve dinner. He said, “Monna Lisa Pizza!” They have a play scape there, ...
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La Posada Rotiseria

If you want some fantastico pollo in Matagalpa I highly recommend La Posada Rotiseria. It’s off the beaten path, and a long time ...
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Hotel Hopping in Matagalpa, Nicaragua

We arrived at Hotel El Castillo in Matagalpa Tuesday evening. The hotel is a quaint structure built up the side of a mountain ...
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Gringo in Matagalpa!

We arrived in Matagalpa this evening. I changed the blog’s logo to commemorate the event. It’s a beautiful, but long, ride from Granada….about ...
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I’m an International Fugitive

Despite claiming not to be an international fugitive in my first post on this blog, it turns out I am! Several months before ...
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First Scooter Trip!

I had my first real drive on the new scooter today. I took it down to the lake and back a couple of ...
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