Monthly Archives: October 2014

Ponce oh Ponce

Destination: Ponce! (Say it with me now: Pon-say) Ponce is about an hour east of our house on the southern coast. Mainly, we headed there to get our order from Ikea. But I heard there were other things there to … Continue reading

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Graffiti art

I see a lot of graffiti around my city.  Thankfully, most of it is interesting and thoughtful. Some political, some advertizing city events. I tried to snap pics from the car because you know, we don’t walk here.  

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Parallelogram: I’m Hungry. Now What?

\One ex-pat experience explored from two points-of-view\ \\ Lisa\Montreal As someone who – at least in her own house and when left to her own devices – eats the same thing for every meal, I was slightly nervous to hunt … Continue reading

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The truth behind a bold move

Making an international move certainly puts you in ‘adventure’ mode.  Every day can bring a new surprise, a little chuckle for things you don’t understand yet thankfully can find amusing rather than frustrating, and the opportunity to challenge yourself and … Continue reading

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Trains: Tren Urbano

As you know, my son loves trains. And there aren’t any running in Puerto Rico. Except… Tren Urbano!  yippee! It’s a one line metro train in San Juan.  We drove 2.5 hours to San Juan to pick up Nana, so … Continue reading

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Boom booms and the downpours

Thunderstorms are a whole other beast in the Caribbean. Wisconsin has squall lines that come past. Puerto Rico has gigantic mega storms that slowly roll in then dump buckets of rain. Like, rain to kill your baby plants. Rain that … Continue reading

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Parallelogram: What to Wear Here

\One ex-pat experience explored from two points-of-view\ \\ Laura\Mayaguez As I observe Mayaguez/Puerto Rico I find that I cannot pigeonhole the clothing style. As no one could of any city lest they overly generalize. However if I had to make … Continue reading

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Why did the horse cross the road?

Caballo. That means horse in Spanish. Back home in Wisconsin we would have deer crossing the highway. Sadly sometimes cars hit them and sometimes in the spring you find the deer carcass thawing in a pile of snow next to … Continue reading

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Parallelogram: Hello? Is this Halloween On?

\One ex-pat experience explored from two points-of-view\ \\ Lisa\Montreal I decorated the front of our house for Halloween the last weekend in September.  I’m not a lunatic – I’m not Roseanne – it was just the last warm weekend we’ll … Continue reading

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Boqueron

We spend weekends exploring our new country. Often times it’s the playa (the beach.) Recently after a trip to the beach we went to little fishing town of Boqueron. There’s a main strip by the seashore and it reminded me … Continue reading

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