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Tag Archives: Mayaguez
What’s with the stop lights?
Ever since we returned from summer break the stop lights around the Mayaguez Mall (where half the traffic of the city filters through) are either blinking, mistimed or off completely. And that changes hourly. Our route to the new school … Continue reading
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Take me out to the ball game
Atrápala! Means catch it! Entrada means inning (and entrance haha) It’s been three years since we went to an Indios baseball game here in Mayaguez. The stadium is quite impressive. (Except the bathrooms but I don’t expect any public bathroom … Continue reading
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100+ days after
While our life has returned to relative normal (aside from periodic power outages when they work in the area, which results in the darkening of major stop lights on the highway – whahoo! Free for all!), life is far from … Continue reading
Puerto Rico se levanta
Puerto Rico rises. It’s the new slogan after Maria. When we returned one of the first things I noticed was the abundance of PR flags on cars and houses. Displays of local pride were always on the low side here … Continue reading
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The show must go on…even in the dark
When a major tragedy strikes a wide population, there’s an urgency to return to normal as soon as possible. However ‘normal’ has a new look to it post-Maria. I personally wanted to wrap myself in a cozy hammock until life … Continue reading
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Life still in limbo- post Maria
We returned to Puerto Rico last Sunday. I had a cacophony of emotions knowing that the Puerto Rico I’ve lived in for three years wouldn’t be the one I was returning to. How much was back to normal (would it … Continue reading
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Maria – immediate aftermath
The rush wore off. Time to take stock on the day after. Already at 7am the neighbors started creeping out of their houses. I with my phone – which for the next week was nothing more than my camera – … Continue reading
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Twelve hours of Hurricane Maria – the day
I’m writing this in my car, where I will sleep tonight. We’ll get to that reason later … Today is Tuesday. Hurricane Maria hit last Wednesday and it feels like a month ago. Hurricane Irma, last year. A week and … Continue reading
Hurricane Maria: the emotions before
I realized preparing for a hurricane is like waiting to give birth for the first time. You know approximately when it’s going to come but have no idea how the event will pan out, how horrible/wonderful/painful it will be. You … Continue reading
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