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Old 11-21-2009, 09:23 PM
 
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San Juan is a city with a lot of history, which I like. But Honolulu has beautiful beaches and majestic geography, which I also like. Honolulu seems to have a nicer climate than San Juan---Honolulu's temperatures are a bit cooler and Honolulu is a lot breezier, I believe. San Juan often gets hit by hurricanes and has incredibly humid weather in the 90s year-round. San Juan also has a more mainland-ish feel. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Both cities are very diverse and have their own unique cultures.

Which would you pick?
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Old 11-21-2009, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Greeley, Colorado
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Honolulu i think has the edge. I don't think it's bigger, but it has a lot more importance (especially since San Juan is a territorial city).
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Old 11-21-2009, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I guess Honolulu for the fact that they speak English there, lol. I traveled all over Puerto Rico a couple years ago, and spent some time in San Juan. The city's architecture is really pretty and historic. But much of the city is a bit run-down and poor. I'd rather live in other smaller cities in Puerto Rico over SJ. The beaches aren't exactly accessible in San Juan. There's beaches around the city, but they aren't as nice and clean as other parts of the island. Even though Honolulu is so far away from the mainland, I think I'd still choose there.
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Old 11-21-2009, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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San Juan is a city with a lot of history, which I like. But Honolulu has beautiful beaches and majestic geography, which I also like. Honolulu seems to have a nicer climate than San Juan---Honolulu's temperatures are a bit cooler and Honolulu is a lot breezier, I believe. San Juan often gets hit by hurricanes and has incredibly humid weather in the 90s year-round. San Juan also has a more mainland-ish feel. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Both cities are very diverse and have their own unique cultures.

Which would you pick?
This is a good comparison. I give Honolulu the edge. The crime is much worse in San Juan and the drivers are horrible.
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Old 11-21-2009, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Germantown, MD
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haha. Honolulu definitely.
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Old 11-22-2009, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Stumptown
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I'd pick Honolulu.
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Old 11-22-2009, 04:41 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Honolulu, no doubt about it.

But considering the prices there are so high, for actual living, San Juan might be more feasible - if someone likes both quite a bit and can't decide.
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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San Juan is much bigger...

Population, 2008
San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, PR MSA 2,608,613
Honolulu, HI MSA 905,034

Honolulu is more upscale...

Median Family Income, 2008
Honolulu, HI MSA $81,670
San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, PR MSA $24,163
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Old 11-22-2009, 03:00 PM
 
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I love Honolulu..

Interesting to note, a substantial population of Puerto Ricans live in Hawaii.. Who have actually had a small influence on the pidgin talk. Pidgin talk is the dialect/language/slang most Hawaiians use on an everyday basis.
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Old 11-22-2009, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville,Florida
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