Life in Nicaragua Today

The Nicaragua as we all know it has changed. Daily we scour the newspapers for “good” news but you will be hard pressed to find a lot of fun interesting things to read about these days. In six months of socio-political crisis in Nicaragua, more than 23,000 people have left the country, hundreds of expats have…

Surprising Things Americans Discover Living Overseas

Surprise! – Not Everyone Speaks English Many Americans perceive English to be the universal language and expect that individuals in the hospitality sector can understand and speak it. While this is true for many highly-populated tourist areas, this is not a standard across the board. And no, speaking English louder or slower does not mean…

Nicaragua’s Tourism Future

It has been approximately 30 days since the protests began here in Nicaragua. Daily we read reports of hotels suffering through the loss of current and future guests through numerous reservation cancellations. Our once “Jewel of Central America”, “Next hot destination”,  “Must visit place for 2018”, and dozens of other accolades has almost overnight turned…

Nicaragua-Is it Safe?

You say you want a revolution Well, you know We all want to change the world You tell me that it’s evolution Well, you know We all want to change the world April 2018 will be a month forever etched in the minds and hearts of all Nicaraguans…and probably expats too. It was the beginning…

What Moving To Nicaragua Teaches Expats about Their Own Culture

iStockphoto You’ve read up on Nicaragua you know as much as you can about their culture, values and expectations; but what about your own? Believe it or not, the people who you meet here will be just as interested in learning about your culture and background as you are in theirs. Culture shock — it’s…

10 Types of Expats-Why Folks move abroad.

10 Types of Expats The Foreign Assignee: Typically sent to a specific country (often UAE, Brazil, India) by their employers and works a solid 46+ hours per week. The Career Expat: Often move to countries such as Bahrain, Belgium, China Luxembourg, with work contracts they found on their own. The Foreign Recruitee: Recruited by local employers from countries…

Moving Abroad-Making New Friends

Well the Truth is, we assume we know how to make friends, just because we grew up being convincingly social. But making friends abroad is different than making friends in First Grade. Finding true community when moving overseas can be as difficult as it can be easy. Many folks experience a tough time finding a…

Moving Abroad with Kids

Moving with kids is tough; they have to leave their friends, their school and the familiarity of their routines behind. By helping them get to know their new town, you may be able to help them with any uneasiness they may experience after moving. You can start helping your kids adjust to a new neighborhood before you even get there. When …

Would a Relocation do you Good?

“Should I stay or should I go now? If I go there will be trouble … and if I stay it will be double…” – The Clash Ideally someone you know may be looking to move overseas. Surveys show that pretty much everyone knows at least one person who’s moved overseas, purchased property overseas, or is…

Tips for First Time Expats To Nicaragua

   We’re Not In Kansas Anymore! Often expats forget they are in a different place, with a different culture, language, customs and ways of doing things. You need to consciously embrace the differences of where you are each and every day to avoid those frustrations. Living in Nicaragua requires a lot of patience and the…