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Old 11-02-2013, 09:19 AM
 
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Boston to San Juan? Hunni, u can't be serious.
You're better off in Miami/Fort Lauderdale.
More first world cultural opportunities. More ethnic diversity in south FL, more access to Boston and back home. More coffee shops, book stores, more gay bars, more life-options in general. San Juan... not so much
Darling, I must weigh in here. I dealt with the same thing whenever I was looking for a little winter home just to escape the cold. I personally love the summer. It's my favorite season! And I was deciding between fort lauderdale and San Juan. Even in the dead of winter San Juan is "summer". It rarely goes below 70F at night in like February for example. And in Miami/Fort Lauderdale there are going to be a couple days where it feels like a warm spring day, but not summer.

I eventually chose Fort lauderdale and here's why. I'm gay and Puerto Rican, but born and raised in the USA, 30s, etc. In America, Americans tend to think that Puerto Rico is this tropical paradise with carefree islanders. Not true. Puerto Rico is devoid of island culture, and you can't look at it through American lences, but through a Latin American perspective. PR is the Mississippi of Latin America. There's a word we use called hibado, which means hillbilly. PR is like Appalachia. I think you have to be Hispanic and speak spanish to realize it. West Virginia is lovely, and so is Puerto Rico, but they are rednecks LoL.
San Juan is ghetto, and the beaches arent even white. Puerto Rico doesn't really care about tourism because they get money from pharmacutecals, etc. But thats off topic. There's a reason why you'll encounter people on the east coast owning homes in Miami, elsewhere in the Caribbean, and even Hawaii other than San Juan. Even there Spanish is a bit hillbilly.
Think of it this way, places like Argentina and Spain speak like the British, and Puerto Rico speaks like someone from the boonies of the Ozarks. But you know, if you speak to a well spoken West Virginian they still have that accent it just sounds more pleasant. Thats how educated Puerto Ricans sound. Sort of like there is a Southern Belle accent, then there's "Howdy Pa!"

I'm a city boy so I chose south florida and I think you should also. Yes it s a bit colder some days, but nothing beats America. You can call the police if need be, in case of an emergency you First World medical care, etc. But if you just MUST live in the Caribbean then choose Aruba or Curacao. Those islands are gay too. Espcially Curacao.
Sorry for any misplead words, I'm typing on this damn iPad and I just gave up spell checking.

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Old 11-04-2013, 09:45 AM
 
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Darling, I must weigh in here. I dealt with the same thing whenever I was looking for a little winter home just to escape the cold. I personally love the summer. It's my favorite season! And I was deciding between fort lauderdale and San Juan. Even in the dead of winter San Juan is "summer". It rarely goes below 70F at night in like February for example. And in Miami/Fort Lauderdale there are going to be a couple days where it feels like a warm spring day, but not summer.

I eventually chose Fort lauderdale and here's why. I'm gay and Puerto Rican, but born and raised in the USA, 30s, etc. In America, Americans tend to think that Puerto Rico is this tropical paradise with carefree islanders. Not true. Puerto Rico is devoid of island culture, and you can't look at it through American lences, but through a Latin American perspective. PR is the Mississippi of Latin America. There's a word we use called hibado, which means hillbilly. PR is like Appalachia. I think you have to be Hispanic and speak spanish to realize it. West Virginia is lovely, and so is Puerto Rico, but they are rednecks LoL.
San Juan is ghetto, and the beaches arent even white. Puerto Rico doesn't really care about tourism because they get money from pharmacutecals, etc. But thats off topic. There's a reason why you'll encounter people on the east coast owning homes in Miami, elsewhere in the Caribbean, and even Hawaii other than San Juan. Even there Spanish is a bit hillbilly.
Think of it this way, places like Argentina and Spain speak like the British, and Puerto Rico speaks like someone from the boonies of the Ozarks. But you know, if you speak to a well spoken West Virginian they still have that accent it just sounds more pleasant. Thats how educated Puerto Ricans sound. Sort of like there is a Southern Belle accent, then there's "Howdy Pa!"

I'm a city boy so I chose south florida and I think you should also. Yes it s a bit colder some days, but nothing beats America. You can call the police if need be, in case of an emergency you First World medical care, etc. But if you just MUST live in the Caribbean then choose Aruba or Curacao. Those islands are gay too. Espcially Curacao.
Sorry for any misplead words, I'm typing on this damn iPad and I just gave up spell checking.
LOL, I dont think u read my post correctly. I was advocating for the OP to stay in Miami/Fort Lauderdale. I was not suggesting he to go San Juan. I dont know why you're explaining this all to me, I'm not the one looking to move. However, I basically said what u said..... more first-world option in south FL....I was not suggesting he go to San Juan.

But anyway, interesting perspective about PR being hillbilly. As an anglo, I just didnt know that lol. Whn u related it to west virginia or arkansas I was like "ohhhh ok, that's interesting" lol.
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:15 AM
 
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LOL, I dont think u read my post correctly. I was advocating for the OP to stay in Miami/Fort Lauderdale. I was not suggesting he to go San Juan. I dont know why you're explaining this all to me, I'm not the one looking to move. However, I basically said what u said..... more first-world option in south FL....I was not suggesting he go to San Juan.

But anyway, interesting perspective about PR being hillbilly. As an anglo, I just didnt know that lol. Whn u related it to west virginia or arkansas I was like "ohhhh ok, that's interesting" lol.
I wasnt talking to you, but merely using your quote as a reference of what I was explaining. What would I care what you do.
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