Category Archives: Health

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

diy homemade natto

diy homemade natto! (and yogurt)

Sticky, stinky, stringy and downright delicious!  Japanese people love their nattō and being half Japanese myself, I’m certainly no exception.  I have fond memories of waking up to the smell of a traditional Japanese breakfast spread put together by my obaasan, usually consisting of miso soup, tamagoyaki, steamed rice, and

Puerto rico debt crisis

afraid to move to puerto rico because of the debt crisis?

I’ve been reluctant to discuss the Puerto Rican government debt crisis and it’s effects because, frankly, there’s really not much for me to say.  We’ve noticed little that’s changed in the year since we’ve arrived.  If anything, we seem to see MORE economic activity around our neck of the woods, with new restaurants

you need diy homemade sunscreen to protect you from this

diy homemade sunscreen

They say that the sun’s UV rays are more intense as you move closer to the equator.  It didn’t take long  for me to be able to confirm this firsthand.  Within a few days of arriving in Puerto Rico my arms and face had darkened into a nice

buying some locally grown produce puerto rico

locally grown produce in puerto rico

“Man, I’m am seriously craving some kale!”  I couldn’t believe the words I just heard spontaneously emerging from my mouth.  Two weeks of eating out before we received our appliances had finally pushed me to the breaking point.  I felt like an addict getting his fix after taking my first bite

our balcony where we successfully deployed our balcony mosquito control tactics in puerto rico

balcony mosquito control tactics that worked!

The balcony at our house in San Antonio sat mostly unused.  It wasn’t all that uncommon for entire MONTHS to pass without any of us setting foot on it. That is definitely not the case here in Puerto Rico.  Because the weather is so pleasant, many homes and condos here

first impressions of puerto rico

Having plunged headfirst into life in Puerto Rico for about a month now, I thought it would be worthwhile to take a break from setting up our condo for a moment to document our initial impressions. Driving One of the first things everyone notices when they get here is that driving

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