Top Five: Puerto Rico

So I think I’m gonna start this new thing because you know once you get away, you kinda get an itch to plan another trip or at least try more new things in this one short life. So it’ll be my top five reasons to go wherever. Short and sweet so I don’t ramble.

For my first Top Five installment, Puerto Rico gets the spotlight:

  1. The Beach Being from southern California and frequenting its local beaches, it is refreshing to see clearer water and much less garbage on the beach. Plus you can stay there all night without beach patrol regulating on you.
  2. El Yunque My crew and I lucked up on a sweet deal to not only get an educational tour of PR’s sacred rain forest, but the company had a shuttle to pick us up and drop us off at our b+b in San Juan. [Ask for Alex; he’s very knowledgable, took us off the beaten path and is just the best!] If you plan to visit and enjoy the beautiful outdoors, I encourage you to venture out and see El Yunque. The experience was priceless.
  3. The Fooood! I am a foodie and being on an island, of course seafood-mainly grouper-was their specialty. Waffle-era, Bagua and Kamoli were my favorite spots. I also enjoyed some of the best mojitos of my life.
  4. The Aesthetics The area we stayed in was very pedestrian-friendly, so we walked and took the bus most of the time, only taking a taxi to and from the airport. I found myself stopping several times during our treks to photograph the interesting plant life, street art, gates and edifices.
  5. The Weather/Island Vibe As I mentioned, we walked most of time. It does rain a lot [hence the rainforest on the island], but we lucked up and missed any storms. There really are no seasons in Puerto Rico, so any time of year is a good time to go.

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And it seems as though everyone is kind of on island time. Even the cops seemed kind of lax. There was no such thing as hustle and bustle. On some of our crowded city bus excursions, people appeared worry-free. It might have something to do with the amazing weather, all the good eats and beautiful views.

 

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12 comments

  1. Kushite Prince · May 1, 2016

    Where was my invitation? I’m mad you didn’t take me.lol Those are beautiful pics. My cousin went to PR last year and he said he loved it! He showed me some great pics. It is definitely on my vacation list.

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  2. ShelbyCourtland · May 2, 2016

    Love the pictures! I wish I had seen these before I bought my lean-to on the island I’m headed for. If I’d known that I could be a beach bum in Puerto Rico, that would have been my destination. Oh well, I am always the last to know!

    I’m glad you had fun!

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    • kelley · May 2, 2016

      I did have fun, thank you!

      I can’t see life on any island being too bad though.

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  3. K E Garland · May 2, 2016

    Nice pics Kelley! Everyone says Puerto Rican people are extraordinarily beautiful, so I’ve been interested in going.

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    • kelley · May 2, 2016

      Thank you!
      There is a great amount of culture and history there. Go go go! I’m sure you would enjoy it.

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  4. Omay Farlane · May 2, 2016

    I’m glad you visited my country and had lot’s of fun there! Thank you for posting these photos. I wish I could visit someday… if I had the money. Blessings!

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    • kelley · May 2, 2016

      The money will come… the question is will you want to leave after you get there? I know I didn’t.

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      • Omay Farlane · May 16, 2016

        Don’t know… I have things right here… If I had that choice and if the economy is better around there, I will stay there…

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  5. Monic · May 3, 2016

    This was so refreshing! I am on my travel grind if thats what you want to call it lol i just want to be around good vibes and reading this made me think that!

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