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Old 01-10-2019, 05:40 PM
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2 women and 2 kids, No way in hell My kids would be going. Plenty of nice places in the United to visit, Are they Latino? do they have family there? that might make a difference but I doubt it.

Ask her if you can take the kids to Somalia next summer.
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Old 01-10-2019, 05:54 PM
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Doing this all wrong OP, you keep the kids while she and her sister tour Nicaragua. I would let my attorney deal with this since I seriously doubt any judge is going to sign off of this stupid idea.
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Old 01-10-2019, 05:56 PM
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Ask her if you can take the kids to Somalia next summer.[/QUOTE]

Once they conquer a class three country, the logical next step would be country like Somalia or Syria. Dumb as shit.
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Old 01-10-2019, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Kenner 23 View Post
Doing this all wrong OP, you keep the kids while she and her sister tour Nicaragua. I would let my attorney deal with this since I seriously doubt any judge is going to sign off of this stupid idea.
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:05 PM
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Sounds like a great idea. Maybe they could take in a little of El Salvador and Honduras while they are there. What could go wrong?
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Kenner 23 View Post
Doing this all wrong OP, you keep the kids while she and her sister tour Nicaragua. I would let my attorney deal with this since I seriously doubt any judge is going to sign off of this stupid idea.
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Shouldn't even need a Lawyer I had to sign and notarize permission for my son to get a passport and travel to Canada with the Boy Scouts. Sister's ex husband took my nephews to Grand Cayman, Same thing Notarized permission from the other parent.
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:06 PM
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I did a security survey for the Ortega govt in 04 at Port Corinto the main port on the pacific. I had never been to Nicaragua prior to that trip.I had worked in El Savador, Guatemala Panama Costa Rica etc. Keep in mind that Nicaragua is the second poorest county in our hemisphere next to Haiti. Since we were with the Ortegas we never had an issue for obvious reasons but Managua, Leon and Port Corinto were not very nice. I would guess that the stability of the government and protests etc are very fluid. I would not go without a local fixer contact who had been vetted.
My sister went on a mission trip to Leon and wound up in the middle of a shoot out and things got tense as she dropped off the radar but resurfaced soon after as they were busy getting the hell out of Leon by any means possible. Unless you know how to operate in 3rd world dumps effectively I would recommend against going I would not want my wife and kid going. That said I have heard positive things about San Juan Del sur
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:10 PM
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https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2...t-in-nicaragua

I know I had read something about the problems in Nicaragua a while back, and this wasn't it, but it'll do. The New Yorker is not exactly a bastion of conservative thought - if anything they'd want to boost a place like this.

As recently as months ago, people were being shot in the streets. It's all you need to know.

The simple question to ask is "why there?" Plenty of places have the same rain forest, same ruins, same Rum, same beaches, and basically the same people.

They could go to Costa Rica and stick to touristy areas and be about as safe as anywhere at home.
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:36 PM
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Once again, here comes the oddball report from me.

If you have been around and understand not to be a gump in a 3rd world country you will be golden.

I absolutely love Nicaragua and its people. They produce some of the finest coffee in the world to me. The USDA has spent a ton of money on coffee cupping labs throughout the country. Lots of help to bring their coffee to market.

When they find you are exporting coffee, you can usually find some retired soldiers from the Sandanista National Liberation Front that will escort you around with AK-47's. Most likely not a good idea to mention the Contras or Ronald Reagan though. They won't find the humor.

Best is to refrain from any political discussion. If one arises, avoid it and remove yourself. Immediately. Stay out of politics there.

I have been all over that country on foot, by car, taxi, hitchhiking, etc. Never a problem. Not a single one.

I am not a loud mouthed American when in foreign lands though. I respect the people and their cultures.

Last time down was for 3 weeks in late 2017.
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:49 PM
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I was down there in April when the rioting started. I packed up and crossed back into Costa rica. I wouldn't take kids there. I don't have any desire to go back, I met some nice people (locals) but also had a few run ins with others who were confrontational. If you want a full run down, PM me your number and I'll give you the run down
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by bayrunner16 View Post
Once again, here comes the oddball report from me.

If you have been around and understand not to be a gump in a 3rd world country you will be golden.

I absolutely love Nicaragua and its people. They produce some of the finest coffee in the world to me. The USDA has spent a ton of money on coffee cupping labs throughout the country. Lots of help to bring their coffee to market.

When they find you are exporting coffee, you can usually find some retired soldiers from the Sandanista National Liberation Front that will escort you around with AK-47's. Most likely not a good idea to mention the Contras or Ronald Reagan though. They won't find the humor.

Best is to refrain from any political discussion. If one arises, avoid it and remove yourself. Immediately. Stay out of politics there.

I have been all over that country on foot, by car, taxi, hitchhiking, etc. Never a problem. Not a single one.

I am not a loud mouthed American when in foreign lands though. I respect the people and their cultures.

Last time down was for 3 weeks in late 2017.

while I understand where you're coming from, any time armed escorts come up and mix with family vacations (as the OP is asking about), I'd say pass.
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:56 PM
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Playa San Juan del Sur is an Ex Pat surf town. I was in Costa Rica at the four seasons and everyone talked very highly of it and very inexpensive. I wanted to go. Haven't yet. Its down there somewhere,

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Old 01-10-2019, 08:03 PM
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If they want to go hang out in san jaun de sur then they will be fine. Actually if they want to go anywhere they will be fine. The violence is between protesters and police in managua and a couple other bigger inland towns. Don’t listen to people that have never been there and just read negative stuff. as far as stuff to do i would say costa rica is much better for them but as far as safety they will be in no more danger than in the states. Smile and wave and they will be fine.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:38 PM
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I wouldn't have any problem going there. In fact I've got tickets to go there after I get back from my trips to North Korea, Syria and Iran. Seriously, when it comes to my children - I take no chances. It may go off without a hitch, but I agree that you shouldn't let your children go as it just isn't worth the risk.
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:00 PM
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I used to do business with a gentleman that was the President of the Treasury in Nicaragua. When the Sandinistas stormed the government and took over the national banking system, they expected to find gold in the vaults. All they found were empty vaults.

The Nicaraguan aristocracy had been sending all of their family assets for many years to Miami, and that's where they all live to this day. The country was essentially broke.

And that's where they remain to this day. Nicaragua is a place to be avoided.
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:45 PM
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Last trip this past summer there were lots of Russian military aircraft on the tarmac, dovetailed with the UN Human Rights exodus, roving paramilitary gangs and roadblocks going up.
El socialismo democrático is back in spades with Comrade Ortega and Moscow running the show. No doubt Southcom has been spun up because of this and Venezuela's push for Russian bombers in the Caribbean.
Nearly empty/half-full flights going down and a lot of expats coming back, but it's still "Surfs Up" for the clueless.




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Old 01-11-2019, 05:14 AM
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Let your idiot X and her sister go there, maybe they won't come back. If you let your kids go there you are the idiot.
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:53 AM
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I am pretty conservative in my travels with family. The only way I'd be going to Nicaragua (or any similar place) is if I had at least a Battalion of US Marines acting as security.
For the OP, what is wrong with Costa Rica - it is a beautiful place and at least 50x safer than Nicaragua.
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:57 AM
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I've been to Nic and ES (and Venezuela) many, many times on business. I wouldn't let me kids go there now.

CR, Panama or even many places in Mexico are much better options.
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:08 AM
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Things have changed drastically after the riots started in April 2018. Nicaragua was much different prior to the civil unrest. Any comments should specify when you were there.
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