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Nicaraguan Address System

2018-01-22 23:08:01.402865+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

I haven't had to deal with this yet, but it's conceivably in my future: Nicaraguan Address System.

Instead of street names or numbers Nicaraguans use reference points from where they start describing a certain address. There are many known buildings, companies, churches, or other reference points, which are used to get a general idea where something is located. The next step is to state how many blocks away the particular address lies from the reference point.

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#Comment Re: Nicaraguan Address System made: 2018-01-24 02:58:09.314488+00 by: Jack William Bell [edit history]

Can't be worse than what the Japanese do. Several times I've been in a taxi in Japan where the GPS was lying an the taxi driver was lost.

Not only is the Japanese system insanely complicated and requires in-depth knowledge of the town, but they assign house numbers in the order they were built.

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