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Date in Old San Juan

On Saturday Juan and I decided to go on a date and walk around in Old San Juan, a place I love but don’t visit as often as I would like. There’s a ferry terminal about 5 minutes away from my house where I can go to Old San Juan for $0.50 ($1 the round-trip). It’s better than driving there which would take me about 20-30 minutes and there’s not a lot of parking spaces in Old San Juan either. So to save time and money, I just leave my car at the terminal and take the ferry. You’re in Old San Juan in about 10 minutes or so.

As soon as we got there, we went to Café Cola’o, a little coffee shop that has won numerous awards. I ordered a Mocha that was delicious, probably the best coffee I’ve ever had. After that we walked around for a bit and went to CVS. My boyfriend spent about an hour browsing and comparing vitamins, and we both got our sets of vitamins. I used to take the One a Day brand for Women but the iron made me feel sick every time so I had to stop taking it. I found one that didn’t have iron and got fish oil as well. I’ve been eating healthy for the past few months so I’m trying to do everything I can to stay that way.

Juan & Nicole

It had been a while since we took a picture so we found a sitting spot and started taking pictures. People must have been walking by thinking we were crazy or something, hehe. For lunch, we went to Pámpana’s Grill, a burger place. I didn’t even know about this place until I saw a coupon on the Groupon website and decided to get it and check it out. I ordered a Bacon Cheddar Burger and Juan ordered the Sweet Plantain Burger, both included bacon cheddar fries. The burgers were good but nothing extraordinary. For $10 (total, with coupon), it was more than great. But I probably wouldn’t pay full price for that burger. It’s always great to learn about new places though.

Burgers - Pampana's Grill

That was basically our date and I enjoyed every minute of it. Juan and I haven’t been spending much time together lately since we’re both so busy with university. So every opportunity we have to spend the day together is something I treasure.


Ripped Off

A few days ago I had my first negative experience with a seller on eBay. I purchased a Microeconomics book I need for my course. I was trying to find it cheap because the book is almost $200. I got very excited when I found a listing for $36.99, so I purchased it immediately. Fast forward two days, and the item hadn’t been shipped. When I log in to eBay I see a message that the listing for that book was deleted. I had been charged already, so I got worried. I filed a dispute immediately and found out that the seller had been deleted as well. He was probably doing the same thing to other people, charging them and not sending the items. It surprised me because I always read the seller’s feedback before buying an item and everything was positive.

The dispute was verified and I got a refund. I bought the book from another listing, it was about $20 more but I can’t really complain, it’s not $180 and I need to have the book ASAP. Turns out they don’t send items directly to PR, so I had to ask a friend in NY to receive it and then send it to me.

This book has given me a few headaches these past few days. I just want to receive it already.

Have you ever had a negative experience when buying online?