Dominican Dictionary

Written by: Jen L   Any place you visit will have a kind of cultural dictionary. And I’m not talking about the 101 terms – the hola or gracias of every language, although of course when traveling it’s good to know those. … Continue reading

Things That Are No Longer Weird To Me

Written by: Rika   I’m coming up close on 2 years full-time on my rock of Roatan, and in that relatively short amount of time, I have found myself noticing things that were shocking at first, but I no longer … Continue reading

Rookie Move

Written by: Sarah H   I would like to think that after residing here on the rock for a little over a year, I have most of the important things down. Things like knowing what days to steer clear of … Continue reading

Out of the Mouths of Tourists

Written by: Sophie   Disclaimer: My sincere apologies if this offends anyone but please, use some common sense. Around 50% of the BVI’s economy is obtained from tourism. That’s right – half of this territory’s money comes from those newly-wed, … Continue reading

When in Rome

Written by: Maura   I recently had my first encounter with a white expat who has adopted a fake local accent. At first, I thought my ears were playing tricks on me. Perhaps she has a speech impediment? But no, … Continue reading

Sucking Air

Written by: Baldrick   It’s 8:04 and the entire staff has congregated under the garage, sheltering from the much needed downpour. Before there was any real management on the island, when things were a little slack, we’d have all gone … Continue reading