Despite the pardon, being practically shoved a great distance was not immediately easy to forgive. However, I could understand the girl’s rush. Who wouldn’t want to relive such a big thrill instantly? It was our third day in Puerto Rico, and Crash Boat Beach in Aguadilla was the place to be. Kids aged eight to eighty were diving and somersaulting off of the pier- which provided an unmatched rush of adrenaline.
Within our group, girls who hadn’t planned on entering the sea found themselves leaping in fully-clothed. I, of course, was one of them. Some kind of a breather was necessary after what felt like a long week at school.
It had actually only been two days at San Salvador Fuentes Vocational School, but attempting to be educated in a foreign language is all but simple. Lucky for our group of fifteen, the students at our new sister school were very friendly and hospitable. However, I couldn’t help but notice obvious differences: absolutely everything was taught in Spanish, students were scarce on campus due to Semana Santa (Holy Week), and not to mention, the uniforms.
All variances aside, it became apparent that teenagers are teenagers- no matter what the background. Adventures and good times are always pursued. That’s how we found ourselves at Rio Camuy Cave Park, a stunning underground cavern that was unlike anything I’d ever seen before.
It was there that we heard the frogs. They taunted us with their tiny chirps, compelling us to believe that rain would soon be present. And oh, how it rained. Standing at the bottom of the cavern granted a lovely view of the rain trickling off of the rock formations to the ground below.
I truly did not know what to expect on my ten-day experience in Puerto Rico, but altogether, it was a marvelous fortune, and I am pleased to say that I had an incredible time.
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