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Mike Cobb of ECI Development – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Nicaraguans generally like Americans. Many Nicaraguans have lived in the US or have relatives living in the U.S. The golden rule seems to be a good standard. You can expect to be treated as you treat
others.
Marissa Gabrielle Lolk of Jireh Dental Care – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
American expats in Nicaragua – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingExpats in Nicaragua are pretty much loved by the Nicaraguan people. Nicaraguans like foreign people regardless of what country they are from. There is not a lot of diversity here, so for example, there is an Asian community here. There are Koreans, Chinese, etc. and they are amazing to look at. Nicaraguans look at them and they are curious. Nicaraguans are interested in their culture so they ask them about themselves. It is like putting an African-American in Asia where people freak out when they see him. They want to touch their hair and look at them. It is interesting in that sense especially if you go to rural communities. If you are Caucasian, they all love to look at you. They think that that is amazing. They love blue eyes and green eyes so they are completely enamored with the idea of somebody who is not from here. 
 
I learned history from the perspective of the US. Sometimes you get a little cocky since you are from the US and you think that you rule the world. When you come down here to Nicaragua, or even somewhere else, you are humbled because you realize that the history that we were taught was very one-sided and when you hear the other side of the story, their perspective, and the way that the US actually helped overthrow their government back in the 80s you start thinking. You will get a different perspective, that is for sure, and then you make your own opinion as to what you think really happened. It is nice to hear two sides of the story but overall, there is no resentment. Americans are very much welcome in Nicaragua.
 
We have a huge community where people from the embassy live and it is fun that they have normal lives and hang out with Nicaraguans and others. Expats pretty much can have Nicaraguan friends, especially if they are Caucasian because Nicaraguans like Caucasian people. I am not certain as to the reason why they prefer Caucasian people but I think it is because most of the people here have brown skin.  
 
(American expats in Nicaragua, pictured.)
Daniel Snider of Snider's Realty Nicaragua – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Nicaragua featured in a US magazine – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe average expat is treated as part of the Nicaraguan family.
 
Nicaraguans are usually very fond of Americans because the nature of the average American is that of treating people kindly and treating people just like they would treat anybody else in the States.  
 
Nicaraguans and expats get along very well.  There is no resentment whatsoever given the hostility between the two countries in the past.  Relative to issues between the “haves” and the “have not’s”, there is always going to be some sort of resentment no matter where you go in the world when you have a big disparity. Thank God that tourism and foreigners moving into the country has been seen as a positive thing by the average Nicaraguan because it opens up a lot of doors that might have not been open if expats didn’t start coming down here. So I would say that overall the gap between the rich and the poor is lessening little by little and opportunity for the average Nicaraguan is going up so the overall feeling of resentment is nowhere close to where it was just a few years back when Nicaragua was not in the same position as it is now. You see it all over the place as we are featured in publications such as Forbes and The Huffington Post. There’s a big influx of foreigners coming in and publications like these have great things to say about Nicaragua.  We feel very proud of that people can come visit Nicaragua and leave with a positive impression.
 
(Nicaragua featured in a US magazine, pictured.) 
Linda Carlson – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Talco Antisséptico Herbíssimo – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingIn general, my experiences here in Nicaragua have been positive for the most part. Nicaraguans are very gracious, very kind, and they extend themselves to help you, but if you do not acknowledge them in some way along the way and show your gratitude, their attitude could turn very quickly to disappointment or disapproval.
 
I find Nicaraguan women to be more gracious, helpful and hospitable, while I find the men to be more likely to be more interested in finding a way to get money from the gringos, for example, finding a way to charge more for a tax cab ride.  Most Nicaraguan women are very honest, open, and gracious and very helpful.
 
There was one time when I was trying to buy body powder and I used the word in Spanish that means an herb powder that is used in cooking, and that is not the same as in body powder. The woman at the store would step forward, recognizing my error and asked me what I meant.  When I would explain to them, we would all laugh about it and they would practice with me at the counter and tell me how to say the right word in Spanish. It was wonderful. It was exhilarating to be so well embraced.  
 
( Talco Antisséptico Herbíssimo, a talcum powder with herbs, pictured.)
Esmerelda Vargas of Schuvar Tours – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld visits the Masaya Volcano, Nicaragua – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living​Expats in general are treated very nicely in Nicaragua; not just Americans. Nicaraguan people are very friendly and all the foreigners who come to Nicaragua feel good here because Nicaraguans are very charming and amiable. Wherever Nicaraguans live, one finds friends and it becomes a lively place.
 
I do not think there is resentment against Americans or other expats on the part of Nicaraguans, even because of the difference in cultures or whatever happened in the past.
 
(Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld visits the Masaya Volcano, Nicaragua, pictured.)
Daniel Bolanos of Hacienda & Ecolodge Morgan´s Rock – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
family at Morgan's Rock – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingAs an American or an expat coming to Nicaragua, you shouldn’t have any problems with locals. I recently started in the hotel business and have met lots of people who come here to visit Nicaragua, but nobody has told me of any bad experiences.
 
Expats are pretty safe here in Nicaragua. There is no discrimination or any bad feelings or resentment towards expats here in Nicaragua.
Immanuel Zerger of Solentiname Tours - Discover Nicaragua – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Wedding in Nicaragua – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingNicaraguans are very friendly and hospitable. Nicaraguans like talking to foreigners. They will talk about their personal lives within  five minutes of meeting you, and then later ask what is up with you. They may even invite you to a wedding that they are attending that same day that they met you. (Wedding in Nicaragua, pictured.)
 
Nicaraguans are very open. They may expect that friendliness to be reciprocated, or perhaps you will not see the person again, but still it was a good moment for both the local Nicaraguan and the foreigner. 
Frank Martínez of DISCOVER Real Estate – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Because of the common culture dating back 100 years when the Americans first came to Nicaragua to fight the war, we had some resentment. But things changed in the 80s, where over a million people moved out of Nicaragua and went to the US and Costa Rica. Some of these people had children who became part of a larger community of those with roots here in Nicaragua. That changed the whole perspective of the “Gringo go home” into “Welcome home gringo”, which means we are happy that you are here in Nicaragua because we know that you are here to invest and you are not here to fight or to take anything from us.
 
We now see Americans as money-making candidates and we welcome that. We even have special laws for Americans now and we have schools that are 100% for Americans. We also have big US business chains like PriceSmart, McDonald’s, and I heard that there is another one moving here. We welcome all these American businesses because they are investors, so they are helping Nicaragua and we appreciate that.
Carlos Roman Gutierrez Solis of Casa Granada Properties – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Just like anywhere else, you have to keep your eyes open in Nicaragua because anybody anywhere can do something not really nice to you. But generally, Americans and other expats are welcome in Nicaragua.
 
The influence that we get from European and American visitors in Nicaragua is very important and provided us with a lot of ideas of how to improve and live better in our own country. Expats give us the fresh ideas and the motivation to do more for our country, which has really pushed the economy and the entrepreneurial people here. Before, nobody thought that if you speak English in Nicaragua, you are going to make money and nobody thought that business like canopy, hotels, etc., would work. Now, everyone is trying to create ideas to attract people. So expats coming to Nicaragua has helped us a lot because it opened the country to new ideas and new concepts, which is giving new hope to people here.
Darrell Bushnell – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Expats are treated very well in Nicaragua.
 
On a personal level, we are fortunate here to have very good neighbors.  Nicaragua is, however, a poor country and there are a lot of people seeking assistance, so it is not unusual for a neighbor to come and borrow money. The small middle class and the very small upper class, also treat expats very well.  Personally, I am amazed that there is not a resentment against expats over what happened in the past.
 
Nicaraguans are extremely anti-pedophile, and unfortunately, we get too many of those from the US. Locals do not like older men coming down to Nicaragua and trying to fool around their under-age daughters. In response, Nicaraguans has been strengthening their families and the laws regarding violence against women and children in the last couple of years.
 
Generally, expats are treated very well. I can not complain.

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