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Moon Living Abroad in Nicaragua

Moon Living Abroad in Nicaragua

Second Edition
ISBN-10: 1598805932
ISBN-13: 9781598805932
Size: 5.375 x 8.375 inches
352 pages
$19.95 US
Rights: World
Published: November 2010

About the Book

Central America experts Joshua Berman and Randall Wood know what it takes to make the move to Nicaragua—both have left the U.S. to make their homes there. In Moon Living Abroad in Nicaragua, they share their firsthand advice on transplanting to Nicaragua, ensuring that you have all the tools you need to navigate the ins and outs of the moving process.

Moon Living Abroad in Nicaragua is packed with essential information and must-have details on setting up daily life, including obtaining visas, arranging finances, gaining employment, choosing schools, and finding health care. Berman and Wood also include practical advice on how to rent or buy a home for a variety of needs and budgets. With extensive color and black and white photos, illustrations, and maps, Moon Living Abroad in Nicaragua will help you find your bearings as you settle into your new home and life abroad.
Joshua Berman
About Joshua Berman
Joshua Berman has been traveling, trip-leading, living, and teaching throughout Central America since 1998. A decade later, he is still amazed by Belize’s utter uniqueness in the region—and in the world. “I’ve never seen any country like Belize,” he says, so “culturally and geographically diverse in such a tiny piece of land and sea.”

Joshua was born in West Virginia and attended Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He has worked for Outward Bound, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Peace Corps, and the American Jewish World Service Volunteer Corps. In 2003, he crisscrossed the western United States as a firefighter with the National Park Service. More recently, Joshua traveled to 16 countries in 16 months with his new wife, Sutay (he’s currently writing a narrative book about the experience).

Joshua works as a writer, editor, and Spanish teacher, dividing his time between Central America and the Rocky Mountains. He is the author of Moon Belize, and coauthored both Moon Nicaragua and Moon Living Abroad in Nicaragua with Randall Wood. His articles have appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Yoga Journal, Outside Traveler, The Boston Globe, Worldview, and Mountain Gazette. Joshua’s blog, “The Tranquilo Traveler,” can be found at www.joshuaberman.net.
Randall Wood
About Randall Wood
Born on the sandy shore of New York’s Atlantic coast, Randall Wood spent his childhood in various small sailboats, developing a mariner’s curiosity for what lies over the horizon. His first opportunity to find out was at age 11, when his family drove from New York to California in a ’68 Volkswagen Bus. He’s been exploring ever since, venturing from the salmon boats of Ketchikan to the Bolivian Andes; from the Seychelle Islands to the volcanoes of Java.

Randall first ventured to Nicaragua in 1998, and remained there for the next five years, working as an agronomist and engineer. When Hurricane Mitch swept away the only bridge that led to his mountain village, he found himself marooned for several days; his Nica friends still laugh that he was the first one to cross the storm-swollen river because he was the best swimmer and, at 6’2”, tall enough to touch the bottom. He stayed in the country to help manage the Hurricane Mitch reconstruction program. He fell in love with and married Nicaraguan Ericka Briceño, with whom he now has two children.

Randall has a masters degree in international relations and development economics, and spends his free time playing 12-string folk guitar, swimming and surfing, dancing salsa and merengue, backpacking, making maps, and fiddling around with Linux-based computers. He is an insufferable gearhead whose challenge to find the perfect backpack, and its contents, continues unabated. His work has appeared in the BC Journal of International Affairs, Between the Waves magazine, SAIS Review, Wooden Boat magazine, and National Geographic Explorer.

Randall and his family divide their time between Nicaragua and Benin, West Africa, where Randall is deputy resident country director for a major development program. You can see more of his work on his website, www.therandymon.com.

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