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Old 07-15-2008, 01:15 PM
 
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Yo im a puerto rican and i live in Boston I speak english and spanish and i might be staying in PR for like a year or 2 ive been there 5 times but no longer than 2 weeks but this will be my longest stay and i was wondering a few things.

1. What areas are the most dangerous? I'm gonna be around the San Juan area I think Carolina. I'm fine if im in a high crime area cuz where i live in boston theres murders everyday but ive heard stories of people doing drive bys with AK-47 and taking out like 5 people at once in PR is the crime really that bad? I know 99% of crime is from gangs and drugs but i just wanna know anyway

2. I know the weather is hot and humid all year round and i love and i know theres hurricanes. Most the time ive been in PR there would just be sunny and a few rain showers that last like 5minutes but do is there ever any lightning or tornadoes in PR?
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Old 07-15-2008, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
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We do get thunder/lightening from time to time, but not too often. Tornadoes? Never heard of one in the 5 years we've lived here.
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Old 07-16-2008, 12:00 PM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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1) Crime in Puerto Rico is high, I believe it has the highest crime rate in the US. Yes, most of it is drug and gang related but innocent people are occasionally caught in the crossfire or attacked in cases of mistaken identity.

What other state or territory has 30 people murdered in the first 2 weeks of the year? None that I know of.

Unless you go wandering into a high crime area (ex. the public housing projects in the San Juan metro area) I am almost 100% sure you will be fine.

2) Tornados? I have never heard of one. Hurricanes however do occur as do thunder and lighting.
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Old 07-16-2008, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Well for what I know San Juan and the metrpolitan area is very high in crime. I dont recommend San Juan at all, but there crime everyday everywhere just have to be careful. One thing I would recommend try to void going out by yourself. US is a big territory and is expected to have crime, but at the least the law get respected here not in PR. Just be carefull and be aware of your sorrounders
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Old 07-17-2008, 02:15 AM
 
Location: San Diego,CA
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Thats crazy.I left PR in 95'.Visit all the time though.I'm moving to Boston or NY,cause I can make Bay Area money out there.Im out to get paid!!!!!Good luck in PR,It's a fun place.Just know where you should and shouldn't go. Peace Bori.
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Old 07-17-2008, 12:04 PM
 
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iight thanx for the replys. im fine living in a high crime area it dosn't faze me I see people get shot alot here in Boston its everywhere the only thing im afraid of is automatic weapons.
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Old 07-17-2008, 12:07 PM
 
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Thats crazy.I left PR in 95'.Visit all the time though.I'm moving to Boston or NY,cause I can make Bay Area money out there.Im out to get paid!!!!!Good luck in PR,It's a fun place.Just know where you should and shouldn't go. Peace Bori.


Thanx man for the reply ill be back in Boston in a few years.

Boston is great if your frum PR theres alot of people from PR and Brazil in Boston. Hot PR and Brasilian girls jaja. The only thing I hate is the weather its cold in Boston from October-May but the summer is fine weather and get used to snow.
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:18 PM
 
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My daughter and I went to PR this last April for a week, and loved it! We stayed in Carolina, a block from the beaches, and met very friendly people there. My daughter took surfing lessons, and we rented a car for the week (not really necessary, we realize now), and travelled all over - to Old San Juan, over to the NE coast for horse back riding, up to the radiotelescope, to the rain forests! Yeah, traffic reminded me of Boston!

It was supposed to rain every day we were there, but the only day it really did was the day my daughter took the surfing lessons, and that was just a shower or two.

I highly recommend Puerto Rico!
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Old 07-18-2008, 01:36 PM
 
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Usually the weather reports claim rain every day. This means rain in the afternoon. You don't really need to be a rocket scientist(or a meteorologist for that matter) to predict the weather in PR.

I lived in PR for 2 years and while there is high crime I never experienced or saw anything. I stay away from shady areas but I have been out and even lost late at night and never had a problem. If you have a good head on your shoulders and don't go looking for trouble you can avoid a lot of it.

I had my own issues with Puerto Rico that may be similar to ones you might have. You might want to do a search on some of the other threads.
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Buffalo NY
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Hi, I lived in PR all my life and reallyhad nothing happened to me as long as you go there with your mind set to get a job and do something for your self you will be al right. Only the people who go there thinking its safe to make a living by selling drugs and on the fast lane think twice because it has changed a lot. It doesn't matter if you come from a high crime area in Boston you may never predict Puertoricans in the island since the ones who live out there they are different from the ones in PR.
good luck Gato!
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