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Business trips to PR

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On business in Puerto Rico? Try to make time to see the sights. If you stay at the Marriott on Ashford Ave in Condado (a San Juan neighborhood just east of Old San Juan), you'll be conveniently located to walk or run over to Old San Juan, which was settled in the early 1500s. Forts such as San Cristobal and El Morro sit right on the water in the old city. You can also see old churches such as an old cathedral constructed in 1521. Nearby, visitors can find plenty of restaurants, both ethnic and just like back home. If you have time, a 45 minute drive over to El Yunque will impress visitors why a rain forest is called a rain forest, but it is still worth the time. Spanish is the main language, but most also speak some English. Drawbacks include panhandlers at intersections in San Juan city. PR is an island of contrasts, with wealth and poverty the most striking. There is evident deferred maintenance and a fair amount of trash (in the city), but there is also a lot of new construction. If diversity is an interest, this is a very diverse culture. I find it fascinating. The people are mostly friendly and outgoing.

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