How did I end up in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua? Where to begin? Well, my husband and I came down to visit some friends in March, 2007. If he had his way, we never would have left San Juan. I, too, loved the place, but we had one small detail to attend to first – our wedding – back in Boston. So, we returned to the States for a year, got hitched in August, 2007, wrapped up our jobs, had a farewell party with family and friends and hopped a Continental flight back to Nicaragua, with our dog in cargo, in January of 2008.
Prior to leaving Boston, Justin was working for a major tech research company and I was a school counselor for a prominent private school. We both have a ton of family back home and were living a pretty sweet life. So, why leave it all? Well, for one, it’s pretty nice to go to work in flip flops and shorts. Even better, at the end of the day, there’s nothing better than hitting the beach to watch the sunset. However, one of the greatest things about this move has been all of the wonderful people we’ve met, Nicas and Ex-Pats, alike.
If you’re thinking about making a similar move, don’t hesitate to post with questions or comments. I’d be more than happy to share my experience.