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Adventures in Buying a Scooter: Day 1

Adventures in Buying a Scooter: Day 1

We’ve decided to buy a scooter. Although we can get anywhere and do anything by walking, riding our bike, or taking taxis (mostly just walking, though) there are times when it would be beneficial to get somewhere fast. For instance, when we realize we don’t actually have any chicken halfway through making chicken enchiladas for dinner. We can’t really hoof it down to La Colonia and back in a few minutes. Plus, it would allow us to get to Masaya, Managua, or elsewhere on an as-needed basis, though this would be in borderline emergency cases. For non-emergencies we’re fine taking the bus or hiring our friend Bosco who owns Eleda Transporte to drive us out of town. Buying a vehicle in Nicaragua for non-residents is a bit of a trick. Vehicles have to be registered, but you can’t register a vehicle in your name unless you are a resident. What has to be done involves a lawyer and some specialized documents that, basically, leave the registration with the previous...

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The Nicaragua National Zoo

The Nicaragua National Zoo

IMAGE GALLERY BELOW… We took a bus ride to the Nicaragua National Zoo today. It’s a great little, well-maintained zoo populated mostly by rescue animals. In addition to lots of cool birds, gigantic cats of prey, and other fauna, they had an amazing butterfly garden you can walk through and have thousands of butterflies land on you. I had so many butterflies on me at one point I’m pretty sure had they worked together they could have carried me away, likely depositing me in some cave on Mombacho Volcano where my slightly, though not as much as it was a month ago, overweight corpse could feed their species for several hundred generations. Thankfully, butterflies aren’t that crafty. Plus, the garden is enclosed with a mesh roof. As with our bus trip to the mall in Managua, the ride there and back were just exciting (if not more so) than the destination. We caught a bus before it left at the depot off of La Calzada in Granada. Per usual,...

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