Wednesday, August 29, 2012

La Union Grocery Flyer (16A) - August 2012

Here is the most recent La Union grocery flyer that I found here in León, Nicaragua for August 2012.















Tuesday, August 28, 2012

What's in the grocery bag today?





Today I decided to do a price comparison between the Market and La Union. The only item I couldn't compare is the melon because La Union didn't have any in stock. We paid 30 cordobas for it at the Market.

Market Prices:
Limes 5
Pitahaya 20
Carrots 20
Tomatoes 5
Onions 26
Plantain 10
Pineapple 20
Papaya 15
Total         121 cordobas

La Union Prices:
Limes 24
Pitahaya 45
Carrots 23.3
Tomatoes 8.6
Onions 26.2
Plantain 18.4
Pineapple 23
Papaya 27
Total         195.5 cordobas

By purchasing our fruit and vegetables at the Market we saved: 74.5 cordobas - plus we were able to buy a beautiful melon to enjoy!


Friday, August 24, 2012

Renewing our Nicaraguan Tourist Visa in MetroCentro Mall


Renewing your Nicaraguan Tourist Visa at MetroCentro Mall is as simple as everyone has indicated. We took the Interlocal from León to the UCA bus station in Managua. The cost for the Interlocal is only 46 cordobas. The driver will drop you off near the mall if you ask - almost door to door service!

We arrived at the mall about 9:45 and there was already a line up. Shortly after we arrived the guard for the Migracion office handed out the forms (5 cordobas each). The Migracion office opened up on time and it took about 1 1/2 hours for us to reach the front of the line. When we got to the counter the desk agent pointed out that we had forgotten to bring photocopies of our identity page and also the page that had our last entry into Nicaragua.  No problem! On exiting the Migracion office you will notice a "Photo Shop" right across from you (beside the Pet Store). They know exactly what you need because I'm sure this happens all the time. The photocopies will cost you 2 cordobas per page. When you return to the Migracion office go to the front of the line and the desk clerk will take you next.  The clerk will confirm how many days you want to renew your Tourist Visa for (500 cordobas per 30 days) and will process your payment. Your paperwork will be handed to another clerk to verify and to enter the information into a book. Your name will be called and you will have to sign against the entry in the book and you will be handed back your passport with the updated visa stamped in it. The date that your visa is valid until will be written in your passport so that you know when it expires. You will need to exit the country in order to renew your visa the next time.


Sunday, August 19, 2012

León is getting a face-lift!

In recent months we have noticed a lot of activity downtown as well as in the barrios. It seems as though the city is getting a long needed face-lift. The Central Park in front of the Cathedral has been blocked off to the public and the concrete has all been removed along with a few of the older trees.

Central Park - July 2012

Central Park - August 2012
Here in Barrio Guadalupe (as well as other parts of town) we are thrilled that some of the road dangers have been fixed with the run-off grates being replaced so that there aren't gaping big holes to fall into.....


 


Roads are being patched.....

And there seems to be a new focus on tourism with these signs being posted in a number of locations through out the city


Friday, August 17, 2012

La Union Grocery Flyer - August 2012

Recently I was in La Union grocery store and I picked up a flyer that they had on the counter. I noticed that it didn't have any "Sale" dates so I presume that it is just a flyer itemizing regular items and their prices. Here is a list of what the flyer contained to help you know what different grocery items would cost you if you were living in León, Nicaragua. I'm sure you will find some of your favorites!

Please note: the prices are listed in cordobas so that you can figure out the cost in your own currency.


Item
size
price
Leche Delisoya
350 grs
69.6
Cereal Nestle Fitness fruits
375 grs
76.8
Cereal de chocolate Nestle Nesquik
380 grs
72.2
Cereal Nestle Fitness almendras
430 grs
81.8
Cereal Kellogg's Special K
370 grs
93.25
Cereal Komplete surtido (pasas or miel)
460 grs
99
Cereal Kellogg's Corn Flakes
510 grs
107.5
Quaker Oatmeal
400 grs
23.1
Yogurt Parmalat surtido (fresa or banano)
150 grs
12.5
Jugo de naranja Eskimo
1/2 gallon
51.7
Jugo de naranja Santal
1 gallon
93.55
Monarca white bread
540 grs
31.25
Mantequilla con sal Parmalat
4 unidades
91.7
Leche en polvo entera, Dos Pinos
350 grs
65
Cereal hojuelas de maiz Sabemas
350 grs
46.7
Cereal Quaker Cap'n Crunch's Berries
370 grs
62
Cookies Oreo Golden
456 grs
38.65
Queso mozzarella rayado La Completa
220 grs
40.6
Papas prefritas Auerrera
500 grs
82
Jugo Jumex surtido caja (manzana o peach)
1000 ml
27.6
Nectar Jumex tetra 6 pack, surtido
200 ml/6
44.6
Leche Eskimo UHT descremada
1 litre
21.5
Avena en hojuelas Sabemas Disney
200 grs
9.75
Cereal dulce Marshmallow Stars
396 grs
64
Cereal dulce Kellogg's Froot Loops
215 grs
75
Cereal Kellogg's Choco Krispis
350 grs
117.5
Cereal Post Honey Bunches surtido (Cinnamon Bunches or Honey Roasted)
411 grs
103.95
Cereal Post Honey Bunches almendras
411 grs
112.3
Crackers Club Social
234 grs
22.3
Crackers Aveny Bran
339 grs
59.1
Canned sweet corn Sabemas
425 grs
33.6
Vegetable Oil Sabemas
1000 ml
46.4
Packaged Ham Zurqui
460 grs
59.5
Sliced Smoked Ham Cinta Azul
libra
93.6
Salchicha jumbo
26 x 20
167
Sandwich spread Hellmann's
200 grs
27.4
Arroz El Faisan 96/4
2 kgs
52.9
Frijoles rojos Sabemas
2 kgs
63.5
Pasta alimenticia lengua Roma
200 grs
10.8
Salsa de tomate Natura's
794 grs
50.3
Salsa Inglesa Lizano
700 ml
63.3
Coca Cola regular
1.5 ltr
26.9
Cerveza Tona lata, 12 pack
350 ml/12
193.8
Flor de Cana Rum anejo clasico
750 ml
171
Palmolive soap/3 pack (various)
110 g
39
Body Wash Protex surtido
250 ml
77.5
Shampoo Palmolive Optims 75%+ producto
700 ml
69
Crema para peinar Sedal surtido
300 ml
67.5
Shampoo o conditioner Fructis surtido
350 ml
75
Gel para cabello Xtreme
450 ml
45
Tratamiento para cabello L'Oreal reparacion total o caida
350 grs
128
Crema dental Colgate Total Whitening o clean
75 ml
33.5
Ejuague bucal Colgate Plax Whitening
750 ml
145
Desodorante Axe surtido barra o aerosol

55
Desodorante Dove barra o aerosol

60
Crema corporal Lander
532 ml
75
Protector solar Nivea sun FPS 30
200 ml
320
Alas de pollo Fescas
libra
35
Filete mignon
libra
78
Fajitas de res
libra
67
Carne de cerdo para asar
libra
59
Filete de pollo al tomate romero
libra
62
Filete de pollo al mediterraneo
libra
62
Banano maduro export
each
2.65
Banano maduro nacional
each
1.7
Naranjilla
each
4.5
Fresas bandeja (imported)
each
65
Naranja navel (imported)
libra
28.5
Naranja dulce empacada
25 pk
75
Melocoton (imported)
libra
75
Arandanos bandeja (imported)
each
155
Jabon fortificado Maravilla, 3 pack
each
42.9
Jabon liquido para manos Palmolive
221 ml
39
Gel antibacterial para manos Equate
235 ml
59.4
Toalla Saba buenas noches con alas o sin  (10 pk)
each
25
Panales desechables Backyardigans, talla surtida
each
189
Papel higienico Nevax 1000 hojas, 4 rollos
each
63.6
Servilletas Suli cuadradas, 100 pk
each
18.5
Toalla de cocina Nevax, 100 hojas
each
25.2
Lavaplatos en crema Dona Blanca limon
425 grs
30
Cloro Suli
Litro
19.1
Detergente Ultraklin
500 grs
17
Desinfectante Azistin surtido
900 ml
36.5