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Re: Made in Puerto Rico - Jibaromania!

DrFumblefinger ·
Mmmmm...Crab stew over plantains! Worth the trip just for that! Thanks for sharing this experience.
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Re: Made in Puerto Rico - Jibaromania!

PortMoresby ·
It sounds like Isla Verde has come a long way since the days when Cecelia's Place and one other, on the water at the end of Calle Amapola, were the only places to eat outside the 2 big hotels (Americana & El San Juan). It was my home then and it may be time for a return visit.
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Re: Finishing college. Need help planning trip to U.K,

FlashFlyer ·
Sadly, that $4K isn't going to go a real long way in UK...it's a pretty expensive place. You'll need to find seriously cheap lodging and really mind your pence! If you're not really stuck on UK, you might look at other places where English will do, including Jamaica and Puerto Rico or even Guyana. If UK is really IT, though, you should look into hostel costs, and into sharing sites like couchsurfing.com. Depending on when you're going, you might find some luck with college spaces that are...
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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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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: "Kona Coffee": Greenwell Farms Coffee Tours

Jonathan L ·
A wonderful post. It reminds me of the Hacienda Buena Vista outside of Ponce, Puerto Rico. This is an old plantation. The created a network of small canals throughout the grounds to use water to run equipment.
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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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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar 10, 2014: Fiori di Como, The Bellagio, Las Vegas

GarryRF ·
After we've seen the show from the window of our hotel we have to go and watch it from the street. How do those ducks know when its time for the show ? I was so disappointed not to see one on top of a jet of water. Vegas is one of a few resorts where I can meet my son and his American family in the same hotel ! It's our anniversary in June but I'm being forced to visit Puerto Vallarta by she - "who must be obeyed" !
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Visiting Patagonia. 3) Los Glaciares National Park: Perito Moreno Glacier

DrFumblefinger ·
  Our adventure in Patagonia is just beginning!  We're going to start visiting and exploring those places people travel thousands of miles to see.   El Calafate may be a pretty little town but no one comes to Patagonia just to see it....
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ET, Call Home: A visit to the Arecibo Observatory

PHeymont ·
On our recent visit to Puerto Rico, we took an unplanned side trip to what might be called ET’s phone booth—a vast radio telescope at the Arecibo Observatory that “listens” to space both for astronomical information and any...
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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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San Juan's El Morro: Layers of Stone, Layers of History (Where Gumbo Was, #84)

PHeymont ·
  El Morro, the giant fortification that's guarded San Juan Harbor for nearly 500 years, is the sight we saw before we saw it. Its image is everywhere when you do online research for a trip to Puerto Rico; its "garitas"—small domed...
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El Yunque: A visit to the rain forest

PHeymont ·
When we began planning a trip to Puerto Rico, and planning to include our 14-year-old granddaughter, we sent her some of the material we were gathering and asked her what her priorities were. She, and we, both had El Yunque right near the top of the...
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San Juan: Two Markets, Old and New

PHeymont ·
As Gumbo readers know by now, a lot of us who write these pieces are suckers for markets, large and small, wherever we go. If an army travels on its stomach, an army of bloggers stocks up at the public market.   So, on our recent trip to Puerto...
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San Juan, Puerto Rico: Outside the Walls

PHeymont ·
Because Puerto Rico was the first freshwater island for 16th-century travelers from Spain, and because it guards the entrance to the Caribbean, its Spanish masters went out of their way to defend it, not only with the huge fortifications at the...
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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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South Beach Miami - A walk through Art Deco History

Jonathan L ·
  South Miami Beach is probably one of the most photographed cities in the United States. It is home to what may be the densest collection of art deco architecture in the United States. It is hard to find something new to say, in fact, when I...
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Where to go for sun if you can't go "there" now...

PHeymont ·
In the wake of the terrorist attack in Tunisia and new visa restrictions on individual travel to Egypt, the Telegraph (UK) has gathered up a list of "fun in the sun" places for those in need of sand and tan. The list, with pictures, is  HERE...
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Who Is Puerto Rico's Artisanal Ice Cream King?

PHeymont ·
  That's a tough question...and can only really be decided by tasting and tasting and tasting and...well, we couldn't spend all our time at it, could we? So, intrigued in advance by tales of great ice cream and unusual flavors, we identified...
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Enjoying the Wonderful Sites in Zacatecas, Mexico

My Thatched Hut ·
Millions of tourists visit Mexico every year, mostly in the winter as people like to get away from the freezing temperatures and snow in the north.  Almost all of these people visit the tourist cities of Cancun, Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas,...
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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, March 5th, 2015: Puerto Vallarta Mexico

GarryRF ·
This is Puerto Vallarta in Mexico...One of its many "squares" or plazas. In Spain, or where they have a Spanish colonial history, these squares have retained their original use as an important part of the local community. A place where...
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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 Ponce, Puerto Rico (Where Gumbo Was #87)

PHeymont ·
On our second-to-last day in Puerto Rico, we headed to the south shore of the island, to the city of Ponce. It's smaller than San Juan, has less tourist traffic—all that, and yet it considers itself the cultural equal of the capital or of...
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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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Soles Truncos: Unique in Puerto Rico

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L continues his exploration of San Juan's unique architecture and the work of the Puerto Rico Historic Building Drawing Society.
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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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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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May 7, 2017: Birds of Paradise, Caguas PR

Jonathan L ·
The Jardin Botanico y Cultural in Caguas is home to many species of Bird of Paradise flowers. Here are some of the examples from a recent visit.
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Where in the World is TravelGumbo #209

George G. ·
TravelGumbo's on the road again, to another puzzling location (at 209, it's the first puzzle of Year 5), so try your luck and skill!
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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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To the top of Mount Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands.

Ian Cook ·
If you like hiking, Ian Cook shares a fascinating adventure this week, as he works his way up one of the tallest volcanoes in the world.
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Tourist to Traveler: Exploring Old San Juan

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L, a veteran traveler to Puerto Rico, takes you down some of his favorite off-the-tourist-track streets in Old San Juan
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Securing the History of Old San Juan

Jonathan L ·
The Puerto Rico Historic Building Drawing Society is hard at work to preserve San Juan's UNESCO-listed architectural heritage. Jonathan L visited and interviewed its founder.
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A Tour of Stained Glass in Old San Juan

Jonathan L ·
Old San Juan has a wealth of gorgeous stained glass in a variety of styles. Jonathan L shows us some of the best.
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Back to Oaxaca: VWs Everywhere!

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby returns to Oaxaca, Mexico for another lingering escape from real life.
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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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Churches of Park Slope, Brooklyn

PHeymont ·
PHeymont explores the varied and mostly 19th-century churches in one of Brooklyn's premier neighborhoods, and explores the area's history.
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How CARES money skews to big airlines

PHeymont ·
Because of requirements to continue serving all cities, even with one flight a day, new government aid puts discount airlines at risk. Here's why.
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Ends of the Line: Taking the #1 Train, NYC

Jonathan L ·
Every New York subway line has its own character; Jonathan L begins an exploration of what's at their ends, starting with his home line.
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Ooops! Plane crashes—inside hangar

PHeymont ·
Even airplanes can have 'garage accidents,' as recent incidents at Sprint and Emirates show.
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Top chef turns restos into community kitchens

PHeymont ·
Jose Andrés, already known for his relief feeding efforts, has closed his DC-area restaurants for regular business and is opening them for emergency meals.
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Puerto Rico: Go away, come back, please

PHeymont ·
Puerto Rico is saying gtoodbye to its visitors for now, but working to entice them back after the virus crisis.
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A Final Walk in Tierra del Fuego National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger explores Lapataia Bay. The southern end of the PanAm highway is located here, and the Bay is within a stone's throw of the Chilean/Argentinian border, a border that has long been disputed.
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Panama's Copa adds SFO, links to 55 Latin America cities

PHeymont ·
Panama's Copa Airlines is adding San Francisco as its 12th U.S. destination, connecting California to its "Hub of the Americas" in Panama City. From there, Copa's 737s fly to 55 cities in Latin America.   San Francisco is a strategic move; Copa...
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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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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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