Monthly Archives: August 2015

Blimps. And drugs


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Carts. The shopping variety. 

I’m not a mall expert, but of all the malls I’ve been to, I’ve never seen this activity to the extent that I see in the Mayaguez Mall.  Carts being taken out of their store and used throughout the mall … Continue reading

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Sultana shuttle

  We left Puerto Rico for several weeks this summer. Parking at the San Juan airport that long would’ve been crazy expensive.  We used the Sultana shuttle service from Mayaguez to SJU airport. $175 cash will take you door to … Continue reading

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Aliens & Lajas

Not coming from a place that has town plazas, I’m interested to explore all the ones around us. But I’ve learned that not all plazas are as interesting as the rest. Lajas is a nearby little town with a plaza … Continue reading

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Rain rain go away…or redistribute

So, more than half the island is under severe drought. Like, even the major city of San Juan is rationing water. Three days without and one day with. I’ve heard that one day with water is pretty crazy. Like water … Continue reading

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Awkward, non American

Have you seen those videos “What if Asians said the stuff White people said?” (there are also ones for Latinos and African Americans), well I had one of those moments the other day. Except it wasn’t me saying something stupid.  … Continue reading

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My late night visitor

They’re like Santa. Bringing packages in the dark of night. Who? The UPS guys! (I have yet to see a female driver) One of the first conversations I had in Spanish when we moved was with the UPS guy on … Continue reading

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Taxi fear, Subway courtesy 

So my family spent 4 nights in New York City in July. We had a blast! We traveled so lightly. Meaning, we didn’t transport at least 12 articles of baggage. We didn’t even take the car seats. We needed to … Continue reading

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What airlines ought to tell us…read and learn

Our family of four schlepped 5 pieces of luggage, 2 car seats, 4 heavy carryons, 4 backpacks, and 2 gate checked strollers. We couldn’t even move it all ourselves without a porter. I joked, “I hope the plane takes off!” … Continue reading

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