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Puerto Rico Experiences

June 1st, 2016 · No Comments

On May 15th, 2016, fourteen Keystone College students, myself included, met at the college at 4:30 am to start off our travel day.  After a two hour drive to the Newark Airport, our flight departed for Puerto Rico at 9am. Once we landed in San Juan we enjoyed lunch at Bebos.  Bebos is said to be the place everyone stops at once they get to Puerto Rico, to enjoy their first taste of authentic Puerto Rican cuisine. Their food was amazing! After lunch we hit the road to Ponce, which is located on the other side of the island. Along the way we stopped at the Monumento al Jíbaro Puertorriqueño which is located right in the middle of Puerto Rico. The monument inscription read “The hardworking pioneers (farmers, wood craftsman, hunters) are hardly ever honored for their contribution to a  nation. The people (Jíbaro in Puerto Rican Spanish) lived simple lives, working the land, and caring for their families with what little they had.  They were the backbone of every society.”  After learning about the monument we continued our trip to Ponce. Once in Ponce we checked into the Hotel Melia, and had dinner at La Parorama.

 

By: Rachael Ogden and Samantha Seidel

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