So my family of four: Nadya (4), Nikolai (7), Max and Kristyn are headed off for another adventure! Destination: Granada, Nicaragua.
After 3 years in the US, following a year in Southeast Asia, we are getting ready to take the plunge again.
Now the answers to the questions I have heard many times already:
Why Nicaragua? Primarily because it’s safe, cheap and Spanish speaking. We want our already bi-lingual kids (Max is Russian, I am fluent) to learn Espanol and we have found a wonderful school.
Where will you live? Granada: a sweet, walkable, city of 100,000 on a lake. We have just put a deposit on a lovely-looking house: 3 beds, 3 baths, and a house cleaning 3x per week!
Will you work? If you mean get paid: no. Max is on unpaid leave and I will continue to work for free for my beloved non-profit CleanBirth.org.
How do you pay for that? Live cheaply in the US and there. We don’t have a house, we drive cheap cars, I don’t buy stuff. We save and save before our year-long escapades. Undoubtedly the credit cards with play a role, though this time a much smaller one.
So what will we DO if not work? Is that really a question? We’ll do everything. Be with the kids, be with each other, learn Spanish, learn salsa, and some work sure, but mostly we’ll just LIVE in a new, different place.
That’s it for now. If you have any more questions — feel free to ask.
Stay tuned for more information as our departure draws nearer!