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Getting My Driver License in Puerto Rico

DMVs and their equivalent everywhere are terrible, but I feel they are all awful in their own unique way. After 9 months of living in Puerto Rico, my expiring Missouri driver license forced me to take on the Departamento de Transportación y Obras Públicas (DTOP), or the Puerto Rican equivalent of the DMV.

A few days before my Missouri license… Continue reading

Volunteering: Saving the Sea Turtles in Puerto Rico

I recently started volunteering in Luquillo, Puerto Rico, which is close to where I live. I joined a group that helps protect the endangered sea turtles in the area, which are mostly Leatherbacks, or Tinglares in Spanish.

I basically got into this volunteering thing because

1. I like volunteering.
2. Who doesn’t want to hang around baby turtles?
3. I… Continue reading

Best Bookstores in New Orleans French Quarter

I never thought New Orleans would be a heaven for a booknerd, but I could not have been more wrong. Just outside the drunken streets full of bright colors, loud noises, and partying, there is a treasure trove of new and used books just waiting to weigh down your suitcase.

After New Orleans, I made a pact with myself to… Continue reading