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A “Running Man” in Puerto Rico

Amigos, it is my pleasure to introduce to you a whole NEW way of travel! This is Puerto Rico…as the world has never seen before… ūüôā ¬†#GringoWithAGreenBag

 

 

 

 

 

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Gringo With A Green Bag takes on Puerto Rico

Just wrapped my latest travel video folks! Next week, get ready to see the island of Puerto Rico live you’ve NEVER seen it before! ūüôā I think the cows are still scratching their heads at what they witnessed…

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Puerto Rico – “Isla Del Encanto” – Sunsets

Puerto Rico sunset 01(Aguada)

One of several things you are guaranteed to find on the island of Puerto Rico (besides delightfully potent and colorful rum concoctions, fried pockets of meat-stuffed plantains at every turn¬†and the infectious beat of Caribbean rhythms that can force even the gringoest of gringos to break into a Carmen Miranda-like hip shuffle) is an epic sunset. In order to find the best ones, however, you must leave the tourist-mousetrap of San Juan (which does offer up some rather enticing bait)¬†and head towards the western end of the island where the final footprints of day slowly fade away¬†behind the dreamy Pacific. Sunsets on a tropical island always seem more enjoyable than those viewed from anywhere else. They just do. Several theories here: ¬†1) It could be the consistently dramatic island skies, which are typically filled with swirling and color-bending clouds that hover above the ocean¬†like seagulls in search of surface appetizers, reflecting the¬†lovely¬†golden and pastel hues of the “magic hour”.¬†2) The calmness and serenity of being on a landmass surrounded by water and fringed with photogenic palms, isolated from the rest of the world and so far away from the monotonies of the “normal” life back home, which forced you to buy that ticket in the first place. 3) Feeling like you are in a privileged place at the perfect¬†moment in time while all of your friends back home are sitting at a desk counting the tic-tocs¬†until they can leave behind the¬†office grind and dive into the not-so-flowing stream of rush hour traffic. 4) You’ve just consumed your fourth Pi√Īa¬†Colada or Mai Tai, and everything you witness¬†is “the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen!”. Yeah, fruity drinks injected¬†with alcohol¬†do have that effect on me sometimes. The only downside of that is being able to properly focus your camera or iphone as the Earth beneath you begins to spin double-time. Whatever the reason, there’s no denying that Puerto Rico offers up sunsets that can rival those found anywhere around the world. On a stage that has been set to provide much drama, beauty and inspiration¬†to all those who come out to watch…the sunsets of Puerto Rico have¬†played a praiseworthy role.

Puerto Rico sunset 02(Vieques)

Puerto Rico sunset 03(Rincon)

Puerto Rico sunset 04(Rincon)

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Puerto Rico – Isla Del Encanto – waterfalls

As promised, I must honor my word and bring you the best of the best from last month’s Puerto Rico adventure! I found so much beauty and diversity¬†all throughout the island, I don’t really know where to start. So I’ll just spin the jog wheel on the mouse and see where the cursor lands.¬†(Spinning…done) This secluded waterfall (near the town of San Sebasti√°n) was found as a result of Doing Your Homework Before You Travel. It’s a bit of an effort to get here, but that’s the whole idea, verdad? I mean, yeah…you can take the easier roads to some of the more¬†accessible falls right off the highway (√†¬†la Maui’s Road to Hana, where you don’t even have to leave your vehicle…but good luck getting a decent photo without navigating your lens through the human traffic jam)…or you can get your numb-from-the-car-ride buttocks off the path, trek through a Jurassic Park-like environment, get some mud on the shoes, donate to the local mosquito blood drive¬†and reward yourself with a spectacular slice of nature that can be quietly enjoyed in the company of a very few other lucky travelers, or even alone, if you time it right. The falls were pristine and the dip in the natural pool was a (testicle-shrinkingly) perfect way to spend the afternoon. Did I mention the water was cold?

Puerto Rico - waterfalls

Puerto Rico - waterfalls 02

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Puerto Rico…”Isla Del Encanto”

Hey guys, I’m fresh off a tour of the “Island of Enchantment”…and it is as advertised! You’ll be hearing about and seeing plenty of it soon. ūüôā – GWAGB

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