Travel Blogs from Puerto Rico

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Bye Bye BVI, San Juan, Puerto Rico travel blog

Bye Bye BVI

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... ', a 500 year old monastery that was converted into a Hotel. I must admit that I was a bit worried about going back to Puerto Rico after our dreadful experience at the 'Intercontinental'. But when we arrived at 'El Convento' it was nothing but good. The ...

Early flight.., San Juan, Puerto Rico travel blog

Early flight..

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... was very friendly when they saw Linda carrying her wedding dress around, wishing us many babies :). It was a smooth 4 hour flight to Puerto Rico. We arrived at the Intercontinental, close to the airport. I am not going to say anything about this place as ...

A fortress defended by an army of mosquitoes., San Juan, Puerto Rico travel blog

A fortress defended by an army of mosquitoes.

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... to annoy the King of Spain, and divert its resources to the Caribbean, away from Europe and Holland. But when they found Puerto Rico, it was infected with deceases and the defense of the fortress strong, they lost interest. The Dutch decided to rob and ...

Finding Ponce de Leon, San Juan, Puerto Rico travel blog

Finding Ponce de Leon

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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Ponce de Leon, the explorer who was sent by the Spanish to the New World in search of the Fountain of Youth is buried in the Cathedral of San Juan in the city's Old Town. A three or four minute walk from the cathedral takes you to the second oldest ...

Exploring Forts Of Old San Juan -  Express Style!, San Juan, Puerto Rico travel blog

Exploring Forts Of Old San Juan - Express Style!

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... to Perth -  3 long flights plus airport time. For now we just want to stay immersed in the beauty that is Old San Juan.   Footnote: La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico are UNESCO World Heritage Listed. ...

Living It Up In The Old Town, San Juan, Puerto Rico travel blog

Living It Up In The Old Town

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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San Juan Old Town is a gem.  Unlike some other places this colonial town has the money it needed to put it back together and has lots of hidden character to find and grand buildings to awe at. Arriving late afternoon didn't give me much time to ...

Glowing in the Dark, Fajardo, Puerto Rico travel blog

Glowing in the Dark

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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... the ferry with about 20 minutes to spare, said our farewells and Catherine was off to one of the small islands that are part of Puerto Rico - Isla de Veiques.  And then I was off again to find some digs up near the Lagoona Grande and a BioBay ...

Sleeping on the Beach, Guanica, Puerto Rico travel blog

Sleeping on the Beach

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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Nothings very far in Puerto Rico as its quite a small island, but there's a lot of traffic, so my journey to Ponce on the south coast took sometime.  Its amazing how the simplest activities can fox Johnny English when he's out of his own country, ...

Red Light, Rincon, Puerto Rico travel blog

Red Light

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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... in land to the 'Parque Ceremonial Indigena de Caguana'.  Remains of the Tiano Indians the now extinct pre-colonial inhabitants of Puerto Rico were found in this beautiful valley.  Large open ceremonial areas (a bit like tennis courts) which were ...

Stars In Their Eyes, Arecibo, Puerto Rico travel blog

Stars In Their Eyes

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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No words - Just photos...  Enjoy. - ...

Friends!, San Juan, Puerto Rico travel blog

Friends!

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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No words - Just photos... Enjoy! - ...

big boat and the EPA, San Juan, Puerto Rico travel blog

big boat and the EPA

A travel blog entry by dylanboyle

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So three days ago (again I'm still trying to catch up here...) I met the captain and the first mate of the ship, BOLD. This isn't any old ship, but the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) larges scientific research vessel! We had a great time ...

Biking on Vieques, Esperanza, Puerto Rico travel blog

Biking on Vieques

A travel blog entry by dylanboyle

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... to the beautiful island of Vieques! Me and Shane just took a three day biking trip to a small island off of the eastern coast of Puerto Rico. I rode my mountain bike, and Shane rode a single speed bike! He got one hell of a workout to say the least on ...

Pictures of San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico travel blog

Pictures of San Juan

A travel blog entry by bsrasband

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Day 23, The Atlantic Ocean...., Puerto Rico travel blog

Day 23

A travel blog entry by randiandersen

Today was actually one of the more eventful days we've had aboard ship. We had a test in World Lit this morning; nothing special but still an event. I went out on deck and worked on tagging pictures after class, but then my battery died and I had to come ...

Vieques never gets old, Vieques, Puerto Rico travel blog

Vieques never gets old

A travel blog entry by lnandv

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We boarded the Ferry to Vieques at 9:00 this morning and spent the day at Sun Bay.  Another beautiful day in Puerto Rico!  The sun was shining and the breeze was constant.  The temperature was in the low 80's.  We set our chairs in the ...

Days 51-53: Crossing the Mona Passage, Boquerón, Puerto Rico travel blog

Days 51-53: Crossing the Mona Passage

A travel blog entry by mbust02

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... the passage could be done in about 30 hours; bad weather it's been known to take longer than 60. The trade winds coming over from Puerto Rico are almost always strong and out of the east or just north or south of east. Also thrown in the mix is a deep ...

San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico travel blog

San Juan

A travel blog entry by skylab

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Puerto del Rey, Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Fajardo, Puerto Rico travel blog

Puerto del Rey, Fajardo, Puerto Rico

A travel blog entry by equinox

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... park. We also got together with one of Al's high school and scouting friends, Father Vincent Pasquelleto who has been a Catholic priest in Puerto Rico for over thirty years. We made a visit to Sam's Club and the Plaza les Americas, the largest mall in the ...

Our First day, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico travel blog

Our First day

A travel blog entry by ntsmith01

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  We actually managed to make it to Villa Sevilla.  It's a miracle considering the language barrier, the crazy drivers, the narrow streets, etc.  After arriving this afternoon at the airport, we sat for a while waiting on our ride to ...

Weekend at Daniel and Vanessa´s, Puerto Rico, Argentina travel blog

Weekend at Daniel and Vanessa´s

A travel blog entry by tour-46

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So, I broke another chain, something is up here. I have all new bearings but still I have problems, turns out the hub where rear sprocket sits has just got worn out from all the clanking around and probably the knackered bearings I was riding with in ...

SAA conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico travel blog

SAA conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico

A travel blog entry by linzstoker

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I took a short, five-day trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico to give a presentation at the annual meeting of The Society for American Archaeology. It was a quick trip but fun. The presentation went fine, and I attended several other interesting sessions. ...

Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico travel blog

Puerto Rico

A travel blog entry by beachbaby5000

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... Puerto Rico or I should say adios since I was just outside watching us sail away from our first port! Quick fact about Puerto Rico: During the mid-1900's the United States government changed Puerto Rico to Porto Rico to make it easier for Americans to ...

Bloomin' Marvellous Bioluminescence, Fajardo, Puerto Rico travel blog

Bloomin' Marvellous Bioluminescence

A travel blog entry by jacontheroad

... Beachside kiosks that are bars, restaurants, eateries and souvenir shops. This also was a main tourist destination for seeing a bit of Puerto Rican life. Today it looked like a shanty town, there are around 75 kiosks and I reckon there was barely ten ...

Days 64-65: We're making more than 3 knots, San Juan, Puerto Rico travel blog

Days 64-65: We're making more than 3 knots

A travel blog entry by mbust02

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So we decided to rent a car and go to San Juan ultimately to pick up Pete from the airport. We had all day wednesday and thursday and then he was landing thursday night. We had 2 days to kill with a car (air conditioning, much faster means of ...

Days 54-57: Boqueron to Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico travel blog

Days 54-57: Boqueron to Ponce

A travel blog entry by mbust02

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... drag show going on. Check that off my bucket list. After 2 days in Boqueron it was time to push on. The south coast of Puerto Rico is fully exposed to swells from the Caribbean Sea and the trade winds are brutal to tack against once they pick up during ...

Day at Sea, San Juan, Puerto Rico travel blog

Day at Sea

A travel blog entry by ricflack

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... went back to the room to get ready for bed.  Tomorrow is another day at sea. Note:  We changed course today due to Hurricane Gustav.  We are now going between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico instead of between Cuba and ...

Land - At last!, San Juan, Puerto Rico travel blog

Land - At last!

A travel blog entry by jaimib

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We arrived at San Juan, Puerto Rico on time. We disembarked without problem, right into Old San Juan. We walked, with the aid of some telephone calls to Fernando (Kudos for dealing with us by the way Fernando!) and found Raices on Calle Recinto Sur 315. ...

Stateside... well, sort of, San Juan, Puerto Rico travel blog

Stateside... well, sort of

A travel blog entry by dyer0930

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... was back to Latin America…….. We elected to rent a car for these few days, mostly because the public transit in San Juan and Puerto Rico isn’t very good (ah yes, back in the USA!) So we picked up the car from ACE rental car, ...

Puerto Rico, Isabela, Puerto Rico travel blog

Puerto Rico

A travel blog entry by acollins

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... the rocky precipice to Jacinto's Well, or El Pozo De Jacinto. Atop a breathtaking panoramic view, I curiously observed an older Puerto Rican man shouting something into the sparkling aquamarine. Stepping closer, "Dame la vaca" (give me the ...

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