Getting ready for the big move.
My name is Ralph and I am currently 56. My only income (that I would have down there) would be a military pension of $700 USD until I turn $62. At 62 my income will jump up another $1000.
After much research I selected Esteli as the best place for me to move (mild temperature).
I don't drink, smoke, or "party". I just want a quiet place to live, learn Spanish and get on with life. Obviously, $700 a month is not going to go very far in the US but it appears that it would be enough to sustain a moderate lifestyle in Nicaragua.
I am not a social person (I am such a guy) and pretty much live my life through the Internet so having a rock solid Internet connection is priority #1 for me.
Would it be better to live in town without a vehicle or outside and buy a small truck to make supply runs a couple times a month?
I would like to eventually purchase a hectare of land and erect a shipping container dwelling (or two or three) on it. http://www.bobvila.com/articles/316-home-sweet-container/pages/1 If you don't know what a shipping container house is just Google it. You will be amazed what they are doing with them. Very exciting. Won't happen till I am 62 for sure.
Any retired US military peeps out there? I have some questions on getting medical coverage/reimbursements from Tricare.
Any chance I can open a bank account and start sending down a few bucks every month just to establish myself? Without a passport number and permanent resident status it does not look like I could so this. So stupid.
Any comments would be appreciated.