• Thoughts on Our Initial Trip to Nicaragua

    Things are pretty settled-in here – normal and routine – and have been for a while but sometimes, just occasionally, I’ll step outside to go somewhere and as I’m locking up the door a horse-drawn carriage ...

  • 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, ...

  • Weather in Granada, Nicaragua

      One complaint I hear a lot from people visiting Granada is that it is so damn hot here. Obviously these people are not from Texas. The highs typically top out around the low to mid ...

  • Costa Rica: Day 1

    We booked a long weekend in San Jose, Costa Rica to renew our tourist visas. For those not in the loop, you have to leave the country for 72-ish hours every 90 days to renew your ...

  • Gringo in Matagalpa!

    We arrived in Matagalpa this evening. I changed the blog’s logo to commemorate the event. It’s a beautiful, but long, ride from Granada….about 2.5 hours. I recommend chartering a private driver so you can relax and ...

Merida, Mexico: Day 1

As I sit here on Day 2 of our trip to Merida trying to gather ...

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Merida Photography Places

We Indiana Jones-ed Our Way Through the Uxmal Mayan Ruins

Just like Indiana Jones (except without the whip, gun, leather jacket in 95+ degree heat, and rugged good looks) we travelled a long, ...
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Food Merida

Taqueria La Lupita

This is from my TripAdvisor review. Below that are some extra bonus words! We had 14 tacos, a bowl of beans, and a ...
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Life Merida

Merida, Mexico: Day 1

As I sit here on Day 2 of our trip to Merida trying to gather my thoughts for writing an article about Day ...
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Merida, Mexico. Colorful Merida sign in Plaza Grande. San Ildefonso cathedral in the evening. Mexican flag flutters on air.
Life Places

We’re Heading to Mérida, Mexico

Coming soon for a limited time only: For two weeks in June the name of this blog will be changed to Gringo in ...
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Life

Do Not Buy my New Gringo in Granada BOOK!

Everything in the book can be found right here on this website and with pictures and the occasional video to boot. In a fit ...
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Life Places

Visiting San Juan del Sur

Despite living in Nicaragua last year, we never made it to San Juan del Sur. But we are here now! Yesterday was our ...
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Food Places

Tip Top Chicken: Nicaragua’s Delicious Version of Chic-fil-A

Tip Top Chicken is a prevalent fast food chain in Nicaragua that sells chicken in various culinary forms. By various I mean grilled ...
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Places

The Monkey Hut at Laguna de Apoyo

We spent a couple of hours out at The Monkey Hut on Lake Apoyo in the Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve. The lake ...
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Food Life

El Camello Revisited

I’m not really much of a “food blogger” since I’m not a pretentious snot, but I figured I should post these images of ...
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