Note: This post was written in October 2017 and published in April 2020. This question, despite everything, I still have trouble answering. The advantages and disadvantages honestly seem equal to me, making it hard for me to decide whether I should get it or not at times. Of course, it’s only this case if... Continue Reading →
Humanitarian Cruise – humanitarian or not so much?
Note: Post from September 2017 published April 2020. Was the cruise ship we took to get off the island humanitarian or not? We asked ourselves this question a few times. When we heard about this humanitarian cruise ship, we had no idea what to expect. Was it the usual fancy cruise, all inclusive, and paid... Continue Reading →
The Cruise Ship Extravaganza: What Was Our Humanitarian Cruise Ship Like?
Note: This blogpost was written in 2017 October and published in 2020 April. First off, its safe to say that we experienced it as a miracle when we were offered a place on a cruise ship leaving the island and headed towards Miami. As you can imagine we were very excited and we felt pretty... Continue Reading →
The Puerto Rican culture- emotions on full speed
I have never been in any Hispanic country outside of Europe before. The first place was Puerto Rico. Since I didn’t have the chance to travel around the island, I can rely mainly on my experiences with the people I had contact with in the community within which we were living. Arriving to the... Continue Reading →
Our Mental State and Survival Mode Post-Hurricane Maria
After about five days of survival mode we were completely exhausted. It hit us that the insurance wouldn’t pay for us to leave, at the same time it felt like we couldn’t do much for Puerto Rico because of the lack of gasoline (I had looked at volunteer opportunities for the hurricane clean-up process, but... Continue Reading →
Just Like in the Russian Anecdote of Production (the spread of information in Puerto Rico)
The anecdote, which Zsiga’s history teacher must be credited for, goes like this: One year, the Russian harvest produced a total of 50 tons of wheat. Ivan Ivanevich, the local Kolkhoz leader, knew that the party would not be happy that they had not reached the projected plan of 100 tons. As a result, he... Continue Reading →
What does a hurricane feel like?
When we first heard a hurricane was going to hit Puerto Rico, we didn’t know what to expect. Every Puerto Rican we spoke to said that it was going to be an experience. But what did that mean?? The islanders are used to hurricanes since hurricane season descends upon the Caribbean region every year during... Continue Reading →
How do Puerto Ricans prepare for a hurricane?
Before a hurricane, there is a huge amount to prepare. The list seems never ending and maybe few get every single thing done. Firstly, you need to stock up on drinking water and food for during the hurricane but also for after, since it is not definite when you will be able to leave... Continue Reading →
The beginning of our travels: London
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