Move over Pókemon Go and geocaching there’s a new family-friendly activity going on in Puerto Rico right now. What is it? It’s “Proyecto 78 pueblos 1 bandera” (78 flags 1 town). It’s basically looking for flags that are strategically painted across the island.
Proyecto: 78 pueblos y 1 bandera Ubicación: Manatí, Playa Mar Chiquita Carr. 648
On September 20th Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria. On October 27th, exactly one month and a week later I traveled to Puerto Rico to bring provisions to family and friends on a Mission of Love: Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Effort Trip.
Puerto Ricans in the diaspora with a mission of love.
At the airport, I realized I wasn’t the only one lugging boxes and suitcases of provisions. I spoke to a few people who were on the same mission that I was on! To bring to their loved ones some relief. We joked about how heavy our bags were, and how batteries are a hot commodity in Puerto Rico. We weren’t strangers talking. We were Puerto Ricans in the diaspora sharing one thing in common: to help our families. Read More…
The Puerto Rican roast pork or as it’s commonly known “lechón asado” is a staple in every menu across the island during the Christmas holiday. Served with arroz con gandules (rice with pigeon peas), guineos en escabeche (pickled green bananas), pasteles (similar to tamales), and ensalada de coditos (cold pasta salad) it is an explosion of flavors and pure deliciousness!
Be warned! This menu is not for those on a diet! ?
Puerto Rico is a beautiful destination to go on vacation or during the holidays. All year-long you will enjoy tropical weather! Even during the “winter” months with it being a little bit cooler (low 70’s in the evenings and high 80’s during the day) it is still the perfect destination to go with kids!
The best part is that you don’t need a passport to visit the beautiful island of Puerto Rico! Here are 40 things you can do with kids:
Monica Puig became Puerto Rico’s first gold medalist during the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Despite the fact that Puerto Rico is an unincorporated U.S. territory it has participated in the Olympics as an “independent” country. This is in due to the fact that it was recognized by the International Olympic Committee Charter back in 1948 as a separate entity (country) from the U.S.A.
Puerto Rico has had eight Olympic medalist winners, 6 bronze medals, and 2 silver medals.
I’m really excited to share with you eight Puerto Rican Olympic Medalist:
The Olympics are a wonderful opportunity to teach kids about the world and explore cultures together. Today, you can find more about other sports/games from various countries thanks to our participating bloggers:
Exploring Indonesian Badminton – Multicultural Kid Blogs
Popular Summer Sports in USSR – Creative World of Varya
Handball, France and the Olympics – Lou Messugo
Capoeira: a martial art with a great beat – Brynn in Brazil
The big 3: soccer, rugby, cricket – Globe Trottin’ Kids
Copa América: We Are the Champions – La clase de Sra. DuFault
Football in the Netherlands: The Men in Orange – Expat Life with a Double Buggy
Summer sports in Latvia – Let the Journey Begin
Valuable Lessons From The Olympic Sports to Kids – Hispanic Mama
Fencing with Ibtihaj Muhammad – Kid World Citizen
Puerto Rican Olympians – Discovering the World Through my Son’s Eyes
Don’t forget that you can also download our Summer Games Unit activity pack to learn more about the world and have fun during the Olympics.
One of the highlights of our past trip to Puerto Rico was actually taking the time to enjoy our surroundings. Normally, when we are on vacation we’re on such a time constraint, and rushing through everything.
In one of our outings, and while looking for a playground for little one in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico we came across these beautiful murals.
Barceloneta is located in the north region, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Florida, east of Arecibo, and west of Manatí.
The murals are located on Carretera 681 in Barceloneta, right across the Teatro Ernesto Ramos Antonini.