From a small town on the West Coast of The United States, to halfway across the world in Puerto Rico. A five day vacation filled with many adventures, but a lifelong memorable experience. Day 1: Cruising around Hatillo, and you just look around you and see happy people. Turn on the radio to 104.7 and there's a mixture of English popular hits and Latin popular hits! It just makes you want to dance! Even if you don't like music in Spanish, there's something for everyone. Day 2: About an hour from San Juan, so we go into Old Town, which is historic and contains El Castillo Del Morro, or known as the castle. It has been attacked many times, and continuously rebuilt, but yet it's still gorgeous! Around the heart of Old San Juan, you find cobblestone that is filled with an array of different colors. So much history is found in that city! Day 3: Off to El Yunque National Forest! It's a bit of a windy road, but it's worth it! At the Visitor's Center there is so much history about the Rain Forest and how it recreates itself. Sights to see within the forest gates? Many! As you're driving up the hill, you must stop at La Coca Falls! Just a little wonder on the side of the road, it's truly magnificent! After that is Yokahu Tower, yes it looks small, but from the top you can see forever! Finally, at the top of the hill, you come to parking and a trail. A trail to see the beautiful waterfall! It's about a 30 minute leisurely walk of up and downhill terrain. You may get winded, but you could just enjoy the scenery on the way! Very wonderful. What awaits you at the end? An ice cold waterfall to swim in! Not many people can say that they have swam in a waterfall in Puerto Rico. Day 4: Experience the turquoise waters of the west side of the island! Crash Boat Beach in Aguadilla! Once used by the US Air Force for rescue boats, from this the name was formed. Many locals and tourist go here, but locals use it for fishing. You can dive off of the piers because the water is nice and warm and the sand is soft! Day 5: Adventure a Las Cuevas! You can go see the Caves! Unfortunately, as soon as we arrived it started to rain really hard and even hail, so they closed the caves for the day. I was severely disappointed.
All in all, my first venture outside of The United States was a complete success! I eventually want to travel the world. My Spanish skills paid off and I loved being able to communicate with the locals who couldn't speak English fluently. It was wonderful experiencing someone else's culture and their cuisine! If I could travel their again? Most definitely!
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