if it weren't for the chihules (SP?) this place would be ideal
Chayules (I think)
but what are chihules (sp?) but the place looks really beautiful
are annoying little flying gnat like insects that travel in groups of thousands. They seem to like humidity and by the lake there are swarming clouds of these non biting but still unpleasant critters...
is still a big plus.
If they are anything like the gnats we get here, again, by water, humid weather and trees, permethrin heater works.
Chayules is the Nicaraguan (not Spanish) word. They're fun when you ride a bycicle through a swarm and you happen to be breathing in through your mouth at the time.
the correct word is Sayules, chayules are called way up in the boondocks.
yup, that's what we call 'em, chayules,
spelling is always optional in the 'boondocks'... :)
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Either way, it's not a Spanish word. The Spaniards only attempted to pronounce and spell many words. Por eso Nicaragua se escribe Nicaragua.
Los sayules o chayules. No chupan, no pican...
a tasty mouthful of protein indeed...I rode down to the lakefront yesterday in the still of the late afternoon thinking I could take a picture of the Chayules in their cloud formation....The photo just looks dusty and I am still picking the critters out of my hair
The best part is when you actually inhale those suckers by accident. Kinda like a cat with a fur ball.
To pile futility on top of irony, it is grotesquely counter-productive. It is driving Nicaragua steadily closer to dependency on Moscow, as a similar embargo did to Cuba a quarter century ago.
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