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Exploring The Central Playa Grande Ruins- Vieques Island

 If you want something to do on Vieques Island other than lazing around on pristine Caribbean beaches, head into the jungle in search of some 19th century ruins. From the early 1800’s until its closure in the early 1940’s when the Navy expropriated nearly 80% of Vieques Island for the war effort, The Central Playa Grande Sugar …

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Its Festival Time In The Caribbean – Fiestas Patronales Vieques

The week after returning from the Jump Up Festival in St Croix it was fiesta time for us again. Fiesta Patronales on the island of  Vieques was going to be a stamina event, the festival marathon as opposed to the festival sprint of Jump Up. For 5 days in July the island of Vieques turns on …

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Cockfighting-The Gentleman’s Sport of Puerto Rico.

We have had some experience with cockfighting before, but only in the illegal sense. Sheepishly standing on tiptoes, peering over the shoulders of dubious-looking men in a seedy backyard venue deep in the Mekong of Vietnam. Straining to get a glimpse over small circles of men that would crowd the action in the back of a …

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This Wasn’t In The Brochure! The Reality Of Island Living on Vieques Island

The Reality of Living on Vieques Island When people in the “normal world” imagine living on a tropical island they picture a lifestyle offered in all too many glossy brochures or of holidays past. They are secretly envious of your life and I mean let’s face it, why shouldn’t they be – Island dwellers live in holiday land! …

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