Cultural attitude or just some people?
This is my first time posting in the forums. I have had the opportunity to visit Nica on many occasions over the past 2 years. Currently, I am contemplating moving there and working for a private American educational institution that is actually highly employed by Nicaraguans. I would be one of the few Americans there, and would actually be replacing some older Americans that are looking to retire and move to Costa Rica.
During my visits to Nicaragua I have become good friends with some Nicaraguans. They are genuinely wonderful people and are great friends. They have expressed sincere excitement at my possible move and have even offered to help me get answers to certain questions or put me in touch with other American expats. At first I didn’t want to overburden them, but they kept insisting that they help me. So, a few months ago I asked them just a few basic questions (before finding this website) and they were eager and insistent to help me with anything I would need. A month went by…..no answers……2 months went by no answers. But, we would talk weekly,catch up on Facebook, or talk on the phone about everything except any details or answers to questions. I didn't want to pester them or appear as an ugly american. They have been so giving and hospitable to me during my time in Nicaragua. After 2 months of no answers, I followed up with a quick email. They quickly responded and said not to worry and that they were going to get me my answers this week (they also are supposed to be helping me with the details of a trip I am making this fall). Now it is almost a month later and still nothing. I haven't been able to talk to them on the phone or skype this month as I just started back to teaching and they are running a successful business there.
I realize that I could sound totally un-connected to the “real” Nicaraguan when I state this, but is this a common occurrance in Nicaragua or is this just an individual personality of a person/family? In my times in Nicaragua I have found that things move slower, but when I am there my friends are really helpful. I am not upset or frustrated, I am just wondering if this is something I just need to adjust to or it is time consider their answers to my questions and their help unreliable?
Any advice is appreciated!! Thanks!