Puerto Rico: Day 11 (Adios, Mi Otra Patria! *and a really small chihuahua.)

Last day of Puerto Rico! Ugh, bummer. Now I'll have to get back to living in the Continental US... This is really like a bonus 1/4 day, because our flight left at noon. So, we woke up early to explore San Juan by foot, for a few hours. I wore shorts to celebrate. One thing…

Puerto Rico: Day 8 + 9 (Mini Chickens and Voodoo Coconuts)

I’m combining these two days because our adventures were mainly home-based (until our second beach trip where I almost picked up a curse-ed coconut!) But first things first. Tiny, tiny chickens. These are the gallitos that run around between the houses. They used to belong to Ervin’s family. But then they migrated to the neighbors’…

Puerto Rico: Day 6 (What happened before the Machete)

On the 6th Day of PuertoRicanness, my true love gave to me: A cup filled with milk and coff-eeeeee. (You better be singing that like The 12 Days of Christmas!) Day 6 was business time. We woke up early to settle land disputes, hotwire a few chandeliers, drive around town trolling for cheap sofas. But…