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An Island Resort in Nicaragua

We keep a long list of future travel plans in our head. One of those places is Granada, where we lived for a year. It’s such a beautiful place, and we have so many friends there. When my husband sent over…

Ninos de Granada

Ninos de Granada

I am still wading through the thousands of pictures we took while living in Granada. My ultimate goal is to have a Blurb book, but every time I start filing images, I get caught up in missing my friends from…

The Nicaribbean

The Nicaribbean

For our last Nicaraguan adventure, the hubby and I had to choose between visiting as many of the Central American countries as we could on a week long bus trip or flying to the Corn Islands, a pair of islands…

Hasta Luego

Hasta Luego

Saying “see you later” to this lovely city today. Will be back online Tuesday.

The Twin Mountains

Mark Twain visited Nicaragua when he was a young man and wrote a beautiful letter describing the country as he saw it from the San Juan River. Much of what he wrote over 150 years ago still remains true. San…

Iglesia Merced

Iglesia Merced

The view from Iglesia Merced. Granada, Nicaragua

Hipico de Caballos

Hipico de Caballos

Nicaraguans love their drum lines, and the annual parade for the Hipico de Caballos satisfies. Every few minutes, a new noise is heard: sirens from the participating emergency services, drums from the various drum lines, music from giant black speakers….

Santa Lucita

Santa Lucita

One of the museums here has a GIANT to scale model of Granada. It’s incredibly detailed, down to miniature cars and trees. This is our block. Can you guess which house is ours? I’ll give you a few hints, it…

Day in the Life: Rebekah

5:50am I wake up, and after fifteen minutes of remembering my name and location, I put on glasses. Our patio comes into focus, and I can see the papaya growing in our neighbor’s yard. It’s Monday morning, but I definitely…

Comparison Shopping

Comparison Shopping

One of the best things about living in Nicaragua is the abundance of cheap fruits and vegetables. This entire group of veggies cost 155 Cordobas, or roughly $7. Here’s the breakdown: Pineapple – $.90 Potatoes (7lbs) –  $2.54 Canteloupe –…

Adventure in a 15 Passenger Van

Adventure in a 15 Passenger Van

I wake up in the morning, slightly chilled by the mountain air. It is such a difference from Granada that I am immediately energized. I walk out to the porch. Jessica is already up and filling her journal with her…

Welcome to My Home!

Welcome to My Home!

When we first decided to move to Nicaragua, I had a vision of what our home would be like. That vision was filled with dark wood, open courtyards, hammocks gently waving in the breeze. I.e. a Gringo house, not a…

Hola de Granada!

Hola de Granada!

It’s been sooooo long since I’ve posted. As in, 2.5 months long. During that time, we have moved out of our apartment and into temporary housing, moved to Granada, set up our home, adjusted as much as we can to…

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