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The Complete Vieques Island Destination Guide

The Complete Vieques Island Destination Guide

We have been living on Vieques Island for the past 6 months, house sitting. This does not make us locals, nor does it make us tourists! We fall somewhere in between. What it does make us is somewhat of authoritarians in so far as what you might want to know as a tourist or what it is like to live here.…
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Exploring The Central Playa Grande Ruins- Vieques Island

Exploring The Central Playa Grande Ruins- Vieques Island

 If you want something to do on Vieques Island other than lazing around on pristine Caribbean beaches, head into the jungle in search of some 19th century ruins. From the early 1800’s until its closure in the early 1940’s when the Navy expropriated nearly 80% of Vieques Island for the war effort, The Central Playa Grande Sugar Mill was once the production…
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Cockfighting-The Gentleman’s Sport of Puerto Rico.

Cockfighting-The Gentleman’s Sport of Puerto Rico.

We have had some experience with cockfighting before, but only in the illegal sense. Sheepishly standing on tiptoes, peering over the shoulders of dubious looking men in a seedy back yard venue deep in the Mekong of Vietnam. Straining to get a glimpse over small circles of men that would crowd the action in the back of a small village market…
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This Wasn’t In The Brochure! The Reality Of Island Living.

This Wasn’t In The Brochure! The Reality Of Island Living.

When people in the “normal world” imagine living on a tropical island they picture a lifestyle offered in all too many glossy brochures or of holidays past. They are secretly envious of your life and I mean let’s face it, why shouldn’t they be – We live in holiday land! For a short period, as house sitters we will be honorary members of…
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House Sitters Of The Caribbean

House Sitters Of The Caribbean

Our first foray onto the high seas of the Caribbean was nearly an epic fail and all we were trying to do was get to our new home for the next 6 months – a mere 1 hour boat ride from Puerto Rico! At nearly 5.00pm we finally received the go ahead; we would be allowed to board the 1.00pm ferry!! We had…
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