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Introductions! / Gracias!
« Last post by Lucia on March 24, 2017, 05:17:14 PM »
It just occurred to me that this forum is entirely in English when it is a Puerto Rican forum. Thank you, Jay, so much for all you have put into this. Your posts are very well written and informative. I have wanted to move to Puerto Rico ever since I was a child and visited my grandparents, but I have not been back since I was nine years old. We took a boat to Icacos that a fellow took us on. It would have been 1982. He advertised on a cardboard sign, day trips for $20 a person. He took us there in a motorboat and later his wife came in a sailboat with a fantastic luncheon all homemade to feed us, just when we were starting to think about food and drink.

It was paradise. I remember my brown arm on the edge of the boat and the spray on my skin, watching the main island fade away as the white sands of Icacos came into view and the clouds sat like tufts of cotton on the horizon, like the wall of paradise had disintegrated and we'd sailed to the other side. That man had the best job in the world. The boatman
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General Discussion / Renters Insurance Companies - Any recommendations?
« Last post by bewealthy on March 23, 2017, 11:44:03 AM »
Hi there,

Just rented a place in the Aibonito area and will be moving herein about 1 month.  We are looking for a good renters insurance company.  Any companies you'd recommend?  Avoid?

Best,

J
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General Discussion / Car Insurance Companies - Any recommendations?
« Last post by bewealthy on March 23, 2017, 11:41:56 AM »
Hi there,

Just rented a place in the Aibonito area and will be moving here in about 1 month.  I'm looking for a good car insurance company.  Any companies you'd recommend?  Avoid?

Best,
J
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Places to live in southern Puerto Rico / Around Guanica...
« Last post by DMC on January 09, 2017, 01:04:25 AM »
My family recently visited Guanica for a week. We were in heaven. We would love to buy a condo near here for vacationing but also to rent out, but that doesn't seem to be possible here. Does anyone know of areas near here that have mainlanders renting out condos?
Thanks!
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General Discussion / Tramites del coche enviado a P.R.
« Last post by Erikita on November 27, 2016, 03:16:29 AM »
Hello, again!

My friend plans to send his car to Puerto Rico and has made those arrangements with a freight company. Once the car arrives in San Juan, are there businesses that specialize in getting the car through all the transactions and ready to be picked up by its owner? I lived in Ecuador for many years and there was a thriving business of individuals and negocios hired to stand in the lines, pay the various taxes, etc. Thank you for your help!

Erika
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General Discussion / Re: Cultural questions
« Last post by tolonaro on November 19, 2016, 03:31:49 AM »
Additional question.  Does the weather in PR come mainly from the sea to the land everywhere or is there a predominate direction?

I like to sit and watch the weather come in.  In central USA that means watching to the west, but it looks like storms in the Caribbean come more from the dast or south.
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General Discussion / Re: Cultural questions
« Last post by tolonaro on November 16, 2016, 05:32:12 AM »
Thank you.  Those are areas where one can stumble in first arrival.  The "dress up" fits the way I was raised (I think suit and tie scared off the dinosaurs) but I will have to re-educate myself. LOL.

I have observed here in the northern areas of the USA, that people tend to meet/mix with a particular group, not excluding others but just those that "fit' together.  The problem is that strangers don't "fit" because they don't know anyone.  Its that step between that makes it hard for new comers.

The trick with daughters is for them to celebrate at 15 in PR and then visit, say, Minnesota for their 16th birthday.  Ha.
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General Discussion / Re: Cultural questions
« Last post by NewToPuertoRico on November 13, 2016, 04:12:47 PM »
Hello,

There are many activities for all age groups, you just have to look for something that interests you. This is a very family oriented culture so the elderly community is often cared for by their family members and they tend to usually be part of groups such as the Exchange Club or Lion's Club among others.  Any coffee shop would do if you want to sit and drink coffee, we have many coffee shops with delicious coffee.

Suit and tie are normal for men in the workplace and it is also common for men to dress up to go out shopping, but it is not as common for men to dress up to go shopping like it is for women. Jeans are common for men to wear out during the day but a man should wear nice pants and shirt to the workplace and to go out in the evenings. In fact there are many restaurants and hotels that will not let you in if you are not wearing at least some "Semi-Formal" clothing past 6 or 7 PM, and that goes for both men and women. 

Church attendance is really high here, this is a mainly Catholic culture and just very religious overall, so yes the Church attendance is very high. You are also expected to dress up to go to church and most women do wear high heels to church as well.

We celebrate the Quincea
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Introductions! / hello, Vega Baja here I come December 5th 2016!
« Last post by John on November 03, 2016, 01:56:30 AM »
woohoo so looking forward to finding a cool place to rent that is close to Vega Baja beach! ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Introductions! / Re: Countdown to move , but my feet are getting cool
« Last post by John on November 03, 2016, 01:51:38 AM »
Hello I am moving to PR in December and will be living in the Vega Baja area! I have visited multiple times and am really looking forward to this new stage in life!
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