Dive in to Nicaragua

We’re currently in the beautiful old colonial city of Granada in Nicaragua.

We have been here for about three weeks, and have one more week left at our current house sit before moving on.

At the end of the month we are heading north, up through Central America. We plan a few stop-offs along the way, in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, before our return to Mexico for a repeat sit in San Miguel de Allende.

Nicaragua has offered a variety of interesting experiences. Before our house sit began we dropped off our bags with the home owners and headed to the coastal town of San Juan del Sur, for a couple of relaxing days by the sea.

It is low season here, so we had the place practically to ourselves.

We spent another night in a hostel overlooking the stunning volcano crater lake of Laguna de Apoya, close to Granada. The water is crystal clear and beautifully warm.

We were very excited to find out that Nat and Jodie from House Sitting Academy were also house sitting in Granada at the same time. It was fun getting to meet them in person, and share some house sitting stories over a couple of big jugs of Sangria.

House Sitting Academy is hosting the first every House Sitting Summit, and we also enjoyed a poolside interview with Jodie, which you’ll be able to see if you sign up to this great event!

Our current charges, now the house sit is well under way, are a lot of fun. Tabby is a very lively and smart boxer dog with boundless energy, and our four cats are easy to look after, and demand very little from us.

We have a swimming pool too, which Vanessa is enjoying to the full.

Of course, we also have to maintain the pool, which I get to “enjoy”.

Just joking! I do like the process of looking after a swimming pool, keeping it clean, and checking the chemical balance to ensure all is working as it should.

There is a tremendous satisfaction in jumping in crystal clear cool water on a hot afternoon, knowing the pool is in great condition.

Ian and Vanessa
(currently house sitting in Granada, Nicaragua)

Tabby: "I've got my eye on you."

Tabby: “I’ve got my eye on you.”


  • October 17, 2016

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