Thursday, February 6, 2014

USA, USA, USA - Puerto Rico

So suffice it to say my favorite stops on our cruise were American affiliated if not owned locations.  And by far the best stop was Puerto Rico.  I love, loved it.  No words to describe how amazing, even though I have tried to think of many.  I already have plans to return, I know a week will hardly be enough.  I can't wait to take the kids.  So what was so great about it...well I'm glad you asked, because I could spend quite a bit of time, but here are the highlights....some of which I saw and some I didn't.
  • Only national rainforest in the US is in Puerto Rico - El Yunque
  • Many state rainforests/jungles
  • Awesome beaches
  • Bioluminescent Bays
  • Large cities like San Juan with all your normal city stuff including theaters, museams, restaurants, parks, etc...
  • Great architecture and colorful buildings
  • Amazing history to the island - basically the first island where fresh water was found in the Carribean (lots fought over the land)
  • Historic San Juan with its forts, stone walls, and spikes
  • the people
  • American amenities
  • Tons of awesome tours, Seriously tons...
  • Basically the juxtaposition between the old and new, poor and wealthy, city and country, foreign and familiar-it has a little bit of everything for everyone.
So I'll leave you to the pictures and your own opinions...A-MAZ-ING

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