From San Juan to Salsa

It’s been a whirlwind of excitement for the students and me! We started our Wednesday off with a tour of old San Juan. We walked a ton and learned about the various sites that the Spanish used to protect the island from invaders. The architecture was exquisite and the kids loved seeing all of the buildings with their vibrant colors!

After our tour, we were able to have some much needed beach and pool time! After spending the day traveling the day before and a long, hot walk for our tour, it was nice to be able to relax and take a break. 

Yesterday, we were able to do so much! We went from the only rain forest protected by the U.S. Forest Preserve, El Yunque. We learned about the devastation that the forest experienced after Hurricanes Irma and Maria and just how long it’s taken to restore the parts of the forest were lost. It was hopeful being able to see that parts that were completely wiped out were returning to their previous green states. 

After the forest, we headed to Luquillo Beach and the water was just perfect! The waves were calm, the water was clear, and the sun was out! This was one of the best beaches that I’ve been to!

To conclude our day, we headed to our salsa lesson! The students were such troopers as they tried their best to learn all the moves! Some picked it up faster than other, but everyone had a great time!

We’re off to Ponce today and we have our bioluminescent tour tonight! It’s going to be a long but fun adventure today!


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