Drove from U.S. to Nicaragua and back in 1970, PCV there 72-74 in valleys near Esteli and have returned various times since, including in recent years, spending most the time in the same valleys near Esteli. Have traveled extensively in Mexico, CA, South America and Europe. Have arranged for Nicaraguans to work for seasonal jobs in U.S. and in 2012 finally got approval for residency visas for two of them from the rural Esteli area to work on the family farm in the U.S. Midwest area year around. While I try to keep up with Nicaraguan forum activity weekly, it is difficult to do, especially when in rural areas of Nicaragua. I am very bad in checking on private messages, unless the system gives me an e-mail alert.
I know most about Esteli and particularly the rural valley communities of La Estanzuela and El Despoblado just outside of Esteli.