While this post will focus on haggling in Spanish, the original motivation behind it was to recommend visiting Plaza de Armas. Plaza de Armas is located in Old Havana (Havana vieja), Cuba. It’s known for its used book market, which is open daily. You’ll find other random treasures there such as antique jewelry and trinkets, souvenirs, vinyl records,… Continue reading
I’ve been a full-time freelancer for almost 5 years now, and I’ve learned a lot along the way. During my first year, I published How to Go Freelance and Not Starve, and I stand by all of those tips. This article will focus on freelance finances, such as negotiating payment and managing your income.
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On Wednesday September 21st, 2016, the island of Puerto Rico suffered a power outage that affected the entire island. The “apagón” or blackout lasted for 4 days. In fact, I am writing this on Saturday September 24th and currently 200,000 people are still without power. My home was without power for 43 hours. I could write an… Continue reading
Although Culebra is a separate island, it is part of Puerto Rico. The Culebra ferry runs regularly to shuttle locals and tourists between the small island and mainland Puerto Rico. Oddly enough, the absolutely essential Culebra ferry does not have its own website or any way to verify schedules or prices online. While plenty of tour companies will offer tours… Continue reading
I am not Puerto Rican. I want to make that very clear. I cannot claim to have suffered through the BS abusive relationship between the US and Puerto Rico, but I have lived in Puerto Rico for two years. When I arrived, I had a strong Argentine accent (after spending 2 years in Buenos Aires) but after awhile,… Continue reading
Sometimes I do things I would advise against. In fact, more than once, I have specifically told readers not to do something, and then gone and done it myself. I don’t know man, sometimes I’m in it for the story. I mean really, most of the stories end up on my blog, so you could say I put myself… Continue reading