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Gifts etc

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Gifts etc

We have been to Cuba and we always take gifts to give staff at Hotels and children etc. These tend to be sanitary towels, make up, toys, clothes, crayons etc. Is there any such requirements in Nicaragua? We don't want to insult anyone. We give staff at hotels tokens of appreciation and to general needy clothes and shoes.

Any assistance would be appreciated


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We just returned from Nicaragua and in additon to leaving a cash tip for the maids, we did leave some small gifts. We put together little packages inside a small purse that contained things like toothpaste, toothbrushes, deluxe soaps, cute fuzzy socks, etc. The maids seemed to appreciate the small token gifts. we also brought a whole suitcase full of school supplies to donate to Nicaraguan schools. We dropped those off with an American in Granada that runs a non for profit. Please let me know if you want any more information.

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Baseball is the national sport here and any kind of equipment like baseballs,baseball gloves,baseball hats and just any clothing type stuff is great..this is a very poor country and they appreciate all this...

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