Life as an Expat…the bumps, the bothers, the beauty

Archive for August, 2005

She’s Back…

August 31, 2005 By: admin Category: Casco Viejo, La Cresta, Noise 1 Comment →

Yes, it’s official. Today, I signed a new lease on an apartment in Casco Viejo. I will move back there this Saturday. I must admit, due to some administrative errors, it seemed to take a long time and I had begun to wonder if maybe I shouldn’t. But my mood tonight tells me to shut the f* and accept how much I love it there and how at home I feel there. And just go.

Anybody Home?

August 29, 2005 By: admin Category: Art & Culture, Casco Viejo, Customs & Culture, Expat Life, Learning Spanish, NYC, Speculation No Comments →

It’s almost September 1. And I thought I knew where I was moving. Hmmmm… (more…)

Calm Tuesday

August 10, 2005 By: admin Category: Baseball, Casco Viejo, Eating & Drinking, NYC No Comments →

Had a guest in town last night who is buying a building to renovate in Casco Viejo. So we went to Manolo Caracol’s for dinner and then walking around. First, the turnover in staff at Manolo’s resulted in a very different menu from everything I had ever had there. Always an enjoyable experience, but I’m not so sure it stacked up against what it used to be in terms of food. (more…)

La Cresta Sucks

August 02, 2005 By: admin Category: Bocas, Casco Viejo, Humidity, La Cresta, NYC No Comments →

If all proceeds ahead, I’ll be moving back to Casco Viejo at the end of this month. La Cresta sucks! I now have a new comparison to NYC…this place is a mini version of the upper east side…without any of the conveniences. I think of the Robin Williams line about the Upper East Side in the Fisher Kings. To put it into context, the holy grail was apparently hidden there and he said (and I paraphrase from memory…long ago at that), “Who knew there was anything Divine on the upper east side?” (more…)

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