“This is the strangest life I have ever known.” ― Jim Morrison
I recently binged on the Netflix series Stranger Things and it reminded me of the stranger things I’ve seen in Nicaragua. Nicaragua is the land of quirky! We lovingly refer to Nicaragua as the land of the not quite right. If you enjoy belly laughs and giggles at daily life, you will love living in Nicaragua because some days, You just gotta laugh.
As you can see, I fit right into the funky Nicaraguan lifestyle. Join me for a photo essay of Stranger Things I’ve seen in Nicaragua.
It all started when I purchased a coffee maker at MaxiPali. There were two coffee makers left on the shelf. One was a black five cup coffee maker, the other a ten cup white coffee maker. Other than the size, both were identical in their functions and brand. However, the black five cup coffee maker was 150 more cordobas than the larger white one. When I asked why, the clerk responded, “I am surprised that you don’t know that all black appliances are more expensive.” Hmmm…
If you are wondering why the license plate is sitting in front of the coffee maker, we had to buy a placa or plate for our motorcycle. We waited six years for the government to make license plates! Yes, six years! The strange thing about Nicaraguan license plates is that they don’t come with predrilled holes to screw the plate to the motorcycle. We had to drill the holes ourselves. Who does that?
One day, the rodeo came to town. There are a variety of wacky rides for the kids, and you can also get your picture taken on a giant plastic horse. This was a tough move for the owner of the horse because he had to bring it from the mainland on the ferry. Imagine our surprise watching the rigamortised horse lifted off the ferry.
A chicken bus full of orphans on an outing got stuck on our beach one day. Orphan power unstuck the bus…after three hours of digging, pushing and pulling.
Wanna buy a cheap pair of Ivanka Trump shoes? The second-hand store is the place.
The bra salesman stopped by my beach one day while I was raking leaves. I bought a bra!
Our Concepcion volcano does tricks!
Stranger Insects and Animals in Nicaragua
A Cane Toad got stuck in our wet vac.
Last week our bathroom sink was clogged and the water poured over our floor and into our bedroom. Ron had to dig up the pipe. Our mango tree had spread its roots into the pipe. Although I didn’t get a picture of our clogged pipe, when Jennifer Jerkins remodeled her bathroom, she encountered the same strange thing.