Thursday, January 30, 2014

Trip to Puerto Rico

Hey everyone! If you see me these days, you will notice I got a tan. No, it's not the reflection of the sun from the New York City snow. It's because I just had  fantastic trip to Puerto Rico with the company I'm working at. It was the best timing, since it has been awfully cold in New York for a while. It was great to take a break from winter, go to summer and get to know a new place and a new culture.


Puerto Rico surprised me in many ways, but the most shocking part was the tropical landscape. I had never been in any tropical climate area, and it was beyond beautiful. The minute I stepped out of the plane, I was already in love with the views, the rain forests and the gorgeous palm trees surrounding everything.


We stayed at a huge golf resort close to San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico. The house was unbelievable and I felt like I was in a movie set!

Island in Puerto Rico

My favorite part of the trip was the day we spent sailing around the islands in a catamaran. We did some snorkeling, swimming and walked around the beach. And also I got a tan! The views were really (REALLY!) breathtaking and at some point I felt I was inside one of those default computer desktop wallpapers.

City of San Juan

I had a chance to walk around the city of San Juan, which was also incredible. I really liked the views and the vibe of the people there. They all were very friendly and seemed relaxed in a very good way. It was the perfect contrast with New York, even if it only lasted four days.

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As a tip, if you're an international student you don't need to worry about visas or immigration controls when traveling to Puerto Rico from New York. It is a US territory and you do not need international documentation to travel there. In fact, you can get on the plane with just an ID!

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All in all this was an amazing trip and I am very thankful to the company for taking me. I totally recommend visiting Puerto Rico, but save it for the coldest months of the year to give yourself a nice treat. Thanks for reading and see you soon!

1 comment:

  1. I'm jealous because I was stuck here in the cold, snow and garbage pile up of New York. It seems as if you have a wonderful time.

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