August 23, 2004

Nicaraguan Bojon - Agent McBryan Settles In

Reefer Madness


ever consider quitting your job, moving to a far off land, and starting a surf camp?

well, that's what Bojon's very own agent McBryan is up to these days. he's set up shop in Nicaragua, and he's methodically infiltrating the scene with the game plan of purchasing some beach front property and establishing a central american outpost for the Kingdom.

here's an excerpt from his first update on the operation:

    Öbeen here in Nicaragua for two weeks. I just remembered today that I forgot my fatherís birthday (sorry Dad, Iíll try to give you a call today). To say moving here has been an adjustment is a HUGE understatement, but I am adjusting - and so far, I really like it.

    Iíve been staying in this tiny town called San Juan Del Sur. Itís laid out on a grid, like a tic-tac-toe board. You can walk all the streets in about 15 minutes, and I have, almost every day. Itís a cool place that is popular among the European backpacking crowd.

    Cash Flow

    The sunsets are amazing, really breathtaking every single night. There are a few good restaurants and two Eskimo ice cream places. You really canít beat the double scoop of cookies and cream when itís hot out Ė Itís a race from the time you have the cone in your hand because ice cream doesnít take long to melt down here. We have internet connections, telephones and the power stays on most of the time. (OK, one time it went out for about 24 hours, but everyone said that was unusual)

    Bojon Sunset

    Iíve moved in with a local Nicaraguan family so that I can work on learning Spanish full time. Iím taking two hours of formal instruction from Jose, the father, every day and trying to learn everything I can from day to day interaction. The family is great. Jose is a Maestro (teacher) at the local collegio (equivalent to High School in the US), Elia is his wife and he has two children, Roberto (20) and Xiomara (16). Roberto is married and has a child of his own, but the rest of us live in small 2 bedroom, one bath house. The whole place would fit inside the living room of the place I just sold in San Francisco, so there is lots of ďinteractionĒ.

    DownTown

    Iíve been spending most of my time looking at real estate and surfing. There is a little wave here in town that is small, but surfable when there is swell. Itís at the river mouth and seems to be better now that weíve had lots of rain. Thatís the only option that you can walk to from town; you really have to drive to find good surf from SJDS. So far, the waves have been good. Really good. Weíve had plenty of swell and the winds have been offshore, all day, every day since Iíve been here.

    Off-Shore Breeze

    The real estate scene is going nuts and understandably everyone is trying to make a buck. Everything here is not always as it may seem so Iím glad I came down to see for myself. Itís all about the ocean front stuff right now. Lots of beautiful land being sold and some people are starting to build homes. I found two lots that we are in the process of buying and I hope to have construction on one of the lots completed by next April. And yes, itís located right at one of the best surfing beaches in the areaÖ

    Adios for now

nice, bro. keep the reports coming. the cube dwellers on this end appreciate the inspiration...

Posted by bojon at August 23, 2004 10:24 PM