Back to San Juan

I got back to Puerto Rico a few days ago, after my longest flying journey to date.  I started at 4:30 am on Monday (Puerto Rico time) and landed at 9 am Wednesday.  I did get a room and spend a day in Taipei with my 21-hour layover there, but other than that it was …

Being Sick in Bali

I’m back to blogging after a pretty bad run of getting sick here in Bali.  After writing about having a mild fear of getting Dengue Fever I’m pretty sure I got it.  I didn’t go to the hospital and get it diagnosed because it didn’t seem like there was anything to do besides rest and …

Week 2 Bali

Just over 1.5 weeks here in Bali and still enjoying it.   I’ve learned a lot here already in Bali.  Drink more electrolyte water when it’s really hot out, especially when your stomach gets messed up (“Bali Belly”).  You have to be pretty aggressive on a motorbike, or even just walking, if you want to …

Pre Travel Week

I’m back after a little unplanned blogging hiatus.  I had started posts, but got bogged down trying to write things that were “helpful and good”, and decided to go back to my previous format of a minimal weekly update interspersed with random things in my head.   The past few weeks have been a great …

Cities

One of my favorite bloggers/essayists is Paul Graham, founder of Y Combinator (a startup incubator that funded Dropbox, Airbnb, etc.).  A lot of the posts are about startups and programming, but some are just about life in general, and the latter are my personal favorites.  One that I really liked from 11 years ago is …