Tag Archive for Puerto Rico

Do as I say, not as I do…

I totally don’t advocate drinking that much before boat drill. It’s just that for two years, Old San Juan was where my ship-husbands and I always went for a laid-back, eating-and-drinking good time. I’d taken my dudes to the Old Harbor Brewery that day, which Simon, a musician-friend from another ship, had shown ME last […]

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Penultimate San Juan

I just found a BEAUTIFUL new place for coffee and internet through the ship-musician grapevine. I’m in an open square with tons of benches and a few tables surrounding a coffee stand. People stroll by constantly: couples, families and friends, people with laptops, strollers and dogs. The weather is cloudy and cool, at least for […]

Almost done with the Caribbean…

La Bombonera is one of my favorite spots to eat in San Juan. A Puerto Rican guest showed it to me on my first Caribbean contract. (Then, months later, back home in Pittsburgh, I saw the familiar storefront in Tom Beland‘s auto-bio comic, “True Story, Swear to God”! His wife and in-laws were taking him there for a […]

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