Moon Living Abroad in Nicaragua
Central America experts Joshua Berman and Randall Wood know what it takes to make the move to Nicaragua—both have left the U.S. to make their homes there. In Moon Living Abroad in Nicaragua, they share their firsthand advice on transplanting to Nicaragua, ensuring that you have all the tools you need to navigate the ins and outs of the moving process.
Moon Living Abroad in Nicaragua is packed with essential information and must-have details on setting up daily life, including obtaining visas, arranging finances, gaining employment, choosing schools, and finding health care. Berman and Wood also include practical advice on how to rent or buy a home for a variety of needs and budgets. With extensive color and black and white photos, illustrations, and maps, Moon Living Abroad in Nicaragua will help you find your bearings as you settle into your new home and life abroad.
What’s inside Moon Living Abroad in Nicaragua
Here’s what authors Joshua Berman and Randy Wood love about Nicaragua:
- Discussing world politics with our taxi drivers.
- Going to a beisbol game.
- Drinking soft drinks out of plastic baggies.
- Fresh fruit.
- Making plans means, “I’ll come by this weekend” instead of “I’ll be there Saturday at 3:30 p.m.”.
- Rain and wind are acceptable excuses for being late to a meeting.
- Impromptu merengue and salsa dancing—anywhere, anytime.
- Learning fun Nicaraguan slang words, like turqueado, en carcajadas, coolazo, and ahuevado (beaten up, cracking up with laughter, supercool, and bummed out, respectively).
- Ordering a servicio completo of rum and having your server deliver a bottle, ice bucket, Cokes, and a tray of limes to your table.
- Every time we return to visit, our Nica families tell us how fat we are.
- Nicaraguans explain things with such patience, even though it must get very annoying.
Excerpted from the Second Edition of Moon Living Abroad in Nicaragua.