Viva Nica!

It’s been a little while since I’ve written anything for the blog. The last 5 months have been interesting, to say the least. I live my life down here, but I also stay very connected to all my friends and family in Canada, and around the world. Most of them tend to stay in touch with what’s going on in Nicaragua, because I’m down here, giving them a vested interest in what’s going on around the place that I’ve decided to call home, for the last 2.5 years. If you don’t know what’s happening, I suggest you do a quick google search, and get ready to spend a couple hours reading articles and watching some pretty wild videos, showing a proud country, fighting for what they believe in.


I tend to fly home 2 to 3 times a year, for holidays and weddings, etc., so when I’m home, people always have a thousand questions about how life is down here. Some love the fact that I dropped everything to chase “the dream”, and others ask me if I’m crazy. I’m not pretending that there’s nothing happening in Nicaragua, because there definitely is, and I hope for the best end to the situation possible. That being said, I’m just North of San Juan Del Sur, in Playa Maderas, where the Jungle is lush and the waves are pumping. Our little surf town doesn’t see much of what’s going on, other than the fact that tourism has taken a hit, and there aren’t many “gringos” learning to surf or wandering the streets all zombie like, after Sunday Funday. Things are very reminiscent of when I first visited 11 years ago. And, most of the nicest hotels, are charging hostel rates, so you can level up and get some serious bang for your buck! Town is sleepy, waves are empty, people are generally happy, everything is cheap, and probably the coolest part, is the community here, has become even stronger. Everyone is supporting each other as much as possible.


Those of us that are still here, and the adventurous people that are still coming into Nicaragua, all say one thing. “This is the best possible time to come to Nicaragua!!”. You get to experience everything you always could, but with less people around.

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