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best deal on unlimited data anywhere!

One of things I enjoy about living in Puerto Rico is there is always some challenge to overcome; whether small or large.  Things that are simple and easy in the states such as paying at the pump or finding fresh veggies and specialty items such as nattō take a bit

black and gold coast - david white - reliable internet in puerto rico?

reliable internet in puerto rico?

Before Hurricane Maria, cable internet service through Liberty was extremely reliable. Upload speeds were slow, but the 20mbs plan consistently provided download speeds in that vicinity. Post Maria, speed is the least of my concerns. Five months after the hurricane, service from Liberty in my

living the dream in puerto rico - david with tiki (cat)

living the dream in puerto rico

The end of each year provides an excellent opportunity to stop and assess where you’ve been and the direction your life is heading, so you can make any necessary adjustments for the coming year.   Last year, our end of year assessment wasn’t good.   I

the aftermath of hurricane maria

(continued from our hurricane maria experience…) It was easy to feel a bit overconfident after the massive category five Hurricane Irma skirted the island.  cAt three days without electricity and four without water, it was easily the longest outage we had to endure to that point.  However, even on the

hurricanes in puerto rico

our hurricane maria experience

Visiting family in San Antonio this August we happened to be in town as Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast.  Water disappeared from grocery store shelves with local TV stations warning that “the worst was yet to come”.  My dad and the boys were glued

line for water after hurricane maria

day 9 of the aftermath

(Below is an update I drafted for friends and family while waiting for an internet connection) I imagine there are crews working 12 hour shifts to repair the massive devastation left in Maria’s wake. However, here on the ground, in the part of Puerto Rico

basketball puerto rico

a basketball lovers paradise

This time of year it’s not uncommon for the Atlantic ocean to look as serene as a lake.   It’s absolutely mesmerizing to watch the sun set against a shimmering horizontal mirror.  Water sports such as surfing and body-boarding are pretty much out of the question in the dog days of summer.  However, in

pay at the pump in puerto rico

pay at the pump in puerto rico

“Para llenar el tanque a la siete, por favor.” This is one of the first full phrases of Spanish I learned when we moved to Puerto Rico.  The attendant at a gas station near our condo was very patient in teaching me how to properly ask for a

x-ray showing Waylon's broken bone which necessitated our introduction to healthcare in puerto rico

our introduction to healthcare in puerto rico

Cartwheels at the beach provided an opportunity none of us really wanted; the opportunity to find out for ourselves what healthcare in Puerto Rico is like. Waylon loves doing handstands and cartwheels at the beach and is actually quite good.  A couple of weeks ago, he was attempting do a new trick; a cartwheel-flip off a

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