Tagged With "Puerto Rico"

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Giant Fruit Stand

PHeymont ·
Giant Fruit Stand
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Waiting for Three Kings' Day

PHeymont ·
Waiting for Three Kings' Day
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Streetscape, Old San Juan

PHeymont ·
Streetscape, Old San Juan
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Flowery Balcony in Old San Juan

PHeymont ·
Flowery Balcony in Old San Juan
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Street dancers, New Years Eve in San Juan

PHeymont ·
Street dancers, New Years Eve in San Juan
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El Morro: Looking down to the main battery

PHeymont ·
El Morro: Looking down to the main battery
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Fun at the falls...

PHeymont ·
Fun at the falls...
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Food, glorious food...

PHeymont ·
Food, glorious food...
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One tree, one enormous root

PHeymont ·
One tree, one enormous root
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Jan. 5, 2015: Retablos, Puerto Rico

PHeymont ·
Retablos—small 3-dimensional artworks—at the Museum of Art of Puerto Rico recall significant events, movements or individuals.
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Río Piedras and The University of Puerto Rico

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a visit to the University of Puerto Rico, and the town and market of Rio Piedras.
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December 5, 2015: San Juan from the Sea

DrFumblefinger ·
As beautiful as San Juan PR is when walking its streets, it's hard to beat its view from the sea.
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Jan. 29, 2017: Santurce Market, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Jonathan L ·
A visit to one of San Juan's best markets with Jonathan L. The area now becoming a center for trendy bars and restaurants.
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The West Coast of Puerto Rico

Jonathan L ·
A frequent visitor to Puerto Rico, Jonathan L had never before visited the island's west coast. He shares the visit with us here.
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From the outside, looking in...

PHeymont ·
From the outside, looking in...
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Breakfast for the Birds

PHeymont ·
Breakfast for the Birds
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Watch the Froggy!

PHeymont ·
Watch the Froggy!
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Modern traffic jams old streets...

PHeymont ·
Modern traffic jams old streets...
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A Kite in the Clouds

PHeymont ·
A Kite in the Clouds
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Re: Old San Juan - Museo de las Americas is a Must See

PHeymont ·
Definitely will be a highlight of our trip to Puerto Rico next Christmas!
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Re: Old San Juan - Museo de las Americas is a Must See

DrFumblefinger ·
I've only briefly visit Old San Juan once (part of a cruise), and it did fascinate me. Thanks for tell us about this great museum, Jonathan. It does sound like a MustSee! Conde Naste just did a brief piece calling Puerto Rico the new Caribbean hot spot. Here's a link to their piece.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 27, 2014: Bacardi Distillery, San Juan, Puerto Rico

PortMoresby ·
Another walk down memory lane! I lived in Puerto Rico for 5 years and remember it fondly. Occasionally I'd drive past Ron Bacardi but I regret I never stopped to take the tour. Not unusual, I'm sure, when we have the feeling there's always time later. An interesting name out that direction which will likely ring bells for New Yorkers, not far beyond the Bacardi Distillery, if driving from San Juan, is Levittown, a place name I always found incongruous there. Part of the post-WWII affordable...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 27, 2014: Bacardi Distillery, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Ottoman ·
    If you ever find yourself in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and you enjoy rum, especially Bacardi brand rum, then be sure to tour the Bacardi Distillery.  At the time I took this tour, photography was not permitted inside the distillery...
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Old San Juan - Museo de las Americas is a Must See

Jonathan L ·
Museo de las Americas   One of the highlights of visiting the Museo de las Americas  (web site)  in Old San Juan is the “Indian in America” which is a permanent exhibit. This is recognition of over 20 tribes from around the...
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Caguas Botanical Gardens: a taste of history and culture

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of the garden, which is organized to mirror aspects of the island's culture and history.
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Hacienda Esperanza, Manatí, PR: A history of sugar and slavery

Jonathan L ·
A former sugar plantation, worked originally by enslaved Africans, now tells a long and significant history. Jonathan L reports.
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Mar. 5, 2017: Casa Alcaldía, Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L shows us this 1840s stained-glass flamboyan tree, the largest secular artwork in Puerto Rico at the time.
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Feb: 25, 2017 - Banco Popular, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L. takes us to see a huge and gorgeous stained-glass window at Banco Popular, connecting to the island's long history.
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University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras Where Gumbo Was (#208)

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to see this historic campus with its richly-decorated tower.
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Oct. 7, 2018: Sombrillas over Calle Forteleza, Old San Juan

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to a colorful art installation in Old San Juan
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Puerto Natales, Chile

DrFumblefinger ·
Puerto Natales is a small town in the Patagonian region of Chile. Formerly a sheep-ranching town, it's now a gateway to Torres del Paine park, as well as to the giant sloth caves in the region. It's small, but has a lot of colorful art.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 3rd, 2014: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Travel Rob ·
Wow,thanks for all the bonus photos too! The colors of the materials bring back a lot of great memories of Mexico
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Re: Trainer for Day: Dolphinarium, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Travel Luver ·
That sure looks like a lot of fun! What was the temperature of the water?
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Re: Trainer for Day: Dolphinarium, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Lestertheinvestor ·
Great question -- and I should have put that in. The water was warm -- in the low to mid 80's ( Fahrenheit ). My wife is a woos, so she wore a skin (actually to prevent sun burn). You are not allowed to wear sun-screen as it contaminates the water for the dolphins!
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Re: Trainer for Day: Dolphinarium, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Travel Rob ·
Great info! I feel like I've been through orientation and am ready to go! I hope Dolphinarium sees this great piece.
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Re: December 5, 2015: San Juan from the Sea

GarryRF ·
Love the new, improved Picture of the Day ! Great to see it back in all it's glory !
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Re: December 5, 2015: San Juan from the Sea

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comment Garry. The top image can't be clicked on the be enlarged, but any of the multiple images beneath it can. And of course the five thumbnail photos at the bottom can be enlarged to their full1000+ pixel glory!
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Re: The West Coast of Puerto Rico

George G. ·
Terrific photo of the lighthouse and circular stairway which is enough to get me energized about the west coast. Enjoyed the article.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 3rd, 2014: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

GarryRF ·
Puerto Vallarta is on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. It's a busy working city with heavy traffic and hotels squeezed in next to the beach. It's surrounded by the Sierra Madre Mountains and Vallarta Bay.   The "Malecon"  (Boardwalk) is the...
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Trainer for Day: Dolphinarium, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Lestertheinvestor ·
  Just outside of Puerto Vallarta, set along the Bay, is a large aquatic facility, housing dolphins and several sea lions, along with a few other exotic animals. There are many opportunities to interact with the sea life, but we chose to do the...
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Re: A Home for Caribbean Artists: The Puerto Rico Museum of Art, San Juan

DrFumblefinger ·
Great building! Great grounds! Definitely worth a stop when in Puerto Rico. Thanks for putting this on our radar.
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Re: Underground Puerto Rico: The Camuy River Caverns

Jonathan L ·
Las Cavernas was one of the first places I went to on my first trip to Puerto Rico. Back then the Autopista (expressway) was not yet complete and it was closer to 3 hours each way. But the caverns were on of the reason I fell in love with isalnd.
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Loiza - Afro-Puertorican Culture

Jonathan L ·
    Elyunque.com             There is a lot that can be written about the culture wars between San Juan and Ponce in Puerto Rico. And I will describe some of that in another post. There is another cultural...
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El Capitolio de Puerto Rico (Where Gumbo Was, #117)

PHeymont ·
Puerto Rico's Capitol building is not quite iconic—although its decor includes artwork of iconic themes and events in Puerto Rican history that will probably come clear now that you know where it is...and Jonathan L did. It sits on a bluff...
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Old San Juan: Beautiful...and not all old

PHeymont ·
San Juan, Puerto Rico is a city of contrasts, of modern skyscrapers, crowded residential areas of different eras, resort hotels and casinos along Condado, and much more...but the image that usually comes to mind is really that of Old San Juan, the...
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Underground Puerto Rico: The Camuy River Caverns

PHeymont ·
If Old San Juan and the El Yunque rain forest and the beaches have been drawing visitors for hundreds of years, that's certainly not true for this hidden attraction: a vast, and still-not-fully-explored system of caves, carved out by the world's...
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A Day in Caguas

PHeymont ·
Caguas is a late-comer by some standards; San Juan, 30 miles away, was already 250 years old when Caguas was settled by Spain—and yet it proudly calls itself “La Ciudad Criolla” and “El Corazon de Borinquen,” the Creole...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 20, 2015: Central Aguirre, Salinas Puerto Rico

Jonathan L ·
  For many years growing sugar was the main industry in Puerto Rico. It has left many abandoned plantations in its wake. But Aguirre Central goes way beyond a plantation.   Aguirre was a company town. And its purpose was refining sugar. The...
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A Home for Caribbean Artists: The Puerto Rico Museum of Art, San Juan

PHeymont ·
Sometimes, at home or traveling, you miss an obvious place to visit, just because it’s nearby and you can fit it in “any time.” On our last day in Puerto Rico, we finally got to visit the museum around the corner and a few blocks...
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