Volcano Boarding in León, Nicaragua

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I don’t write many posts for the blog, but this is one that got me a bit excited. Virginie and I went to León, Nicaragua for a few days and when I heard you could slide down a volcano on a piece of wood, I got pretty excited. For one, how many times in your life do you get to climb a volcano? Even better if you get to ride down the side on a little toboggan! The day started as most tours usually do. Everyone meets up early in the morning and gets in some form of transportation. True to …

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Cost of Living in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

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Who wouldn’t love to live in a small surfer town by the beach? Isn’t that the dream? When Chris and I decided we wanted to escape the Canadian winter, we knew we’d be back in Central America. We loved it here last year and were ready to explore a new part of it. Originally, we had planned to stay in Costa Rica, in Tamarindo or Playa Coco, but we weren’t able to find a place to stay in either of those towns. But we had a backup plan: San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua. If we weren’t able to find anything …

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How To Find An Apartment In San Juan Del Sur

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Whether you’re an expat, a digital nomad or just someone looking to retire in a cheap and warm country, you’ll soon realize that finding a place to stay abroad is a bit harder than it looks. Shouldn’t the rent in San Juan Del Sur be a lot cheaper than what it would be in the USA or Canada? Then why are the prices so high on Airbnb? Simply because the people that are on there are targeting the tourists. People who own vacation rentals know they can make quite a bit of money charging a per-night fee instead of renting …

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Learning to Surf: A Must-Do In San Juan Del Sur

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If you’ve heard of San Juan Del Sur before, I bet you also heard that it’s a surf town. If you haven’t, well I’m telling you: San Juan is an ultimate surf town! You’ll see people walking with their boards all around town; they’re hard to miss. The sad thing though is that you can’t surf in San Juan itself. The bay doesn’t have any waves (most of the time), so you need to go to nearby beaches to catch some. If we could have surfed in town, Chris and I would probably have bought a couple of board and …

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15 Things To Expect When Moving To A Central American Country

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The first time I stepped on Central American ground, I have to admit I had a bit of a cultural shock. It’s probably nothing compared to someone landing in India, but landing in Costa Rica was a bit overwhelming. After living in Central America for more than six months, I feel like I’ve gotten used to a lot of things I never thought I would have to! Some are great, other not so much. If you’re planning on moving to any Central American country, or simply visit for a few weeks, this is a post you should read so you …

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