Five years ago, fun-loving Canadian cowgirl Blue van Doorninck was searching for a place to put down roots. "I had been living in Vietnam, but there weren't good opportunities to own land. And I wanted to be in the same time zone as my family. I also wanted to be in a culture more similar to my own. Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama all made my short list," says Blue.
"Quieres una lata o botella?" the friendly pulperia owner asked as I stepped up to the window and asked for cerveza. When I arrived in Nicaragua 22 months ago the simple question of "Would you like a can or a bottle?" was far beyond my level of Spanish comprehension. Back then I could say, "good morning, good afternoon and good evening". I could count to 10. I knew the two most frequently used words by tourists—cerveza and bano—but I certainly couldn't use them in a sentence.
Since our arrival in Nicaragua nearly two years ago, my husband Gordon and I have made many changes to our lifestyle...but one thing that hasn’t changed is taking time to enjoy a night out together. Although we live in the small beach town of San Juan del Sur, there’s no shortage of unique...
With our toes in the sand and mojitos in hand, my husband Gordon and I clink our glasses to another spectacular San Juan del Sur sunset. The sky is a brilliant hue of orange, yellow and red.