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Adventure Guide to Puerto Rico, 3rd Edition (Hunter Travel by Harry S. Pariser

By Harry S. Pariser

Haunting Spanish ruins, a rain woodland, and sweeping panoramas are all a part of Puerto Rico. This completely up-to-date advisor covers all of thes, plus complete details at the little identified parks, reserves, and offshore islands. The e-book covers lodgings, neighborhood transporation, eating for gourmets, and the easiest shorelines and snorkeling spots. Maps and pictures.

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Fewer than 3% of Puerto Ricans state that they are not religious. n Spirituality & the Occult To a large extent, Puerto Rico is more a spiritual nation than a religious one, with lingering belief in spirits worshipped by Taino and African ancestors – like the Taino spirit Jupías, who haunts the dreams of mortals. Curanderos or espiritistas (healers) are consulted regularly on the subjects of money and marriage, health and happiness, blessings and revenge, to name a few. Botánicas, the stores that supply herbs and potions essential to Puerto Rican spiritual rituals, can be found in almost every town.

For information, % 787-757-1672 or 7763386. n Latin Pop The hottest act ever born in Puerto Rico is, of course, Ricky Martin, who, with international superhits such as Livin’ La Vida Loca, is probably the most famous Puerto Rican ever. His performance at the 1999 Grammys wowed musical heavyweights such as Madonna and Luciano Pavarotti and earned him the “Best Latin Pop” title. Ricky is no newcomer to fame, however. In his early teens, he performed with the boy group Menudo, and producers repeatedly chastised him for his inability to conform to the The Art Scene n 31 IS THAT A MARACA IN YOUR POCKET, OR… Hit some local bars (such as Café Puerto Rico in Old San Juan) on a Friday or Saturday night, and there’s a good chance you’ll be handed a strange-looking instrument from behind the bar (some locals bring their own instruments).

Even in outlying areas, a surprising number of people can converse flawlessly in English, and the majority of the rest can manage basic communication with non-Spanish speakers. This means extra work if you come to the island hoping to improve your Spanish. Many Puerto Ricans will answer you in English even if you speak to them in their own language, for a variety of reasons. Some are eager to demonstrate that they can speak English, or to practice their skills. ”). However, a basic knowledge of Spanish is helpful, especially if you plan to travel to remote areas of La Cordillera, or if you want to experience the culture more broadly.

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