As a tropical Caribbean travel destination, Puerto Rico has it all and then some. Beautiful palm-lined beaches, some with calm warm waters lapping the golden sand, and others with huge waves and famous breaks, draw all kinds of beach seekers, from couples and families to hard-core surfers.
Kayaking in PR!
Home to the US Forest System’s only tropical rainforest and the nighttime wonders of the Bioluminescent Bay, this island also pleasantly surprises nature lovers.
Add to this the culture and charm of historic San Juan, with its lovely colonial architecture and old forts, and the picture is almost complete.
This speciality is served in all the big festival tents. There is actually not much room for experimenting, because the guests want the roast pork exactly like it’s done in Bavaria: with potato dumplings, sauerkraut and, of course, a lot of gravy.
Roast Pork for Connoiseurs and Epicures
The only exception that one can recommend with a clear conscience is exchanging the potato dumplings for bread dumplings. Many locals go on an excursion to the festival field on the Wiesn Sundays to eat roast pork with their families.
Gefüllter Spießbraten (Stuffed Pork Roast)
The Bavarian traditions can be enjoyed in special style at lunch time, accompanied by regional brass music in the beer tents. Whether the meat is served with crackling or without is left to the cook’s preferences.
This holiday — also known as Independence Day — commemorates the fact that in 1776, the Continental Congress, representing the 13 colonies, approved the Declaration of Independence — the first step on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation.
It seems fitting to revisit the most famous words from the document; words that have guided us since that time:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Yes, we are born, aren’t we? Grow up few months and then, 365 day later: BAM! Parents, grandparents decide to celebrate your first birthday in this earth, “a especial day” they call it, a day none of us remember!
Needless to say: years go by, suddenly you are 7 and you want some presents in your birthday: mainly toys. When you are 16 things change, now you want to spend it with your friends, have a teenage party. Two or three years go by, now you are 18 or 19 and you want to celebrate your birthday with your sweetheart.
If everything goes fine in your life and you are “lucky” enough to grow older, twenties, thirties, forties….fifties anyone?! Then what? How do you really want to celebrate your birthday?