This is a list of resources that I use when needed. This is my personal list…if you would like your website or product to be included you will have to convince me to use it on a regular basis, so much so that I can stand behind it. Thanks!
Don’t visit Nicaragua without experiencing the tradition of the festivals. This guide details the events going on all year long. A must read for travelers.
A bilingual history of the country written by the Nicaraguan author Rolando Ernesto Tellez. A few of his other books include Nicaraguan Slang, Dario’s Popular Poems and The Gueguense: The First Character in Nicarguan Literature.
In this first English-language book of Nicaraguan cooking, Trudy Espinoza-Abrams has dug deep into her childhood in Granada, Nicaragua and sifted through the countless hours spent in her grandmother’s kitchen to create a truly masterful collection of tastes and textures that delight the palate and bring back memories of the old days.
Quirky, funny, adventurous and surprising, this little tome takes a peek at the author’s five years living on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua. Great for anyone visiting the “right” side.
The author, a reporter from England, tells of his journey down the Caribbean coastline of Central America. He traveled the route from Belize to Panama mainly by boat and foot, staying with the people of the small villages along the way.
Anyone looking for a quick read that will help teach you Spanish (or English) will love this book. It’s a dual-language mystery written and illustrated by my 8-year old son and translated by me. Check it out in paperback and Kindle!
If you are considering moving to Central America, this guide will help you make the right decision. All the questions you may have are answered here and the purchase price includes a 30-minute consultation by phone with the author!
The best explanation of not just the revolution and contra war, but also Nicaragua in general. Perfect for anyone interested in the fascinating history of the country.
This is a must have for anyone who has already decided to move to Nicaragua. The residency process is long and complicated but this guide takes the sting out of it. You CAN do it yourself and for hundreds of $$ less than hiring a lawyer!
The newest and most up-to-date Nicaragua guidebook on the market. I know because I assisted with part of it.
An electrifying memoir from the acclaimed Nicaraguan writer (“A wonderfully free and original talent”—Harold Pinter) and central figure in the Sandinista Revolution.
Mike’s blog serves as a great news aggregator bringing to light things that even I often miss in the headlines. Plus he has the best hotel in town.
This gem is actually one of the most fascinating and least-known expat sites out there. Pat Werner has been collecting and publishing decades worth of studies, documents, photos and musings and more on his site. One such gem is the original account of pirate Henry Morgan’s sacking of Granada in 1665.
One of the best resources for people moving overseas since 1997.
A blog written by an expat living in Leon. It’s full of great info on not just Leon but also moving to Nicaragua in general.
(IN SPANISH) Probably the most informative “About Nicaragua” website on the web. Made by Mr. Manfut who appears to have learned HTML in 1994 and never bothered to take a refresher course. AWESOME site.