Puerto Rico …. “🇵🇷 Here We Come …. after Hurricane María 🇵🇷 …. Part One …. “!!

~~June 5, 2018~~ 


~Both of us were born in Puerto Rico~

Life throws plenty curve balls and both of us ended up living in Florida. We have made it an event and traveled to Puerto Rico at least once a year.

Last year’s trip was abruptly interrupted by Hurricane María. Almost 9 months went by before we were able to go back home.

Initially, we wanted to say away from the issues on the Island mostly to avoid interrupting rescue efforts. We didn’t want to be in the way of people’s needs, first responders, rescuers and workers.

There was no power (power hasn’t restored fully yet, as of this writing), the roads were impassable, communications were very limited. Rather than be in the way, we waited until some degree of normalcy had been attained in the Island.

We embarked on our trip on May 18 and returned May 29, 2018.

This is the longest we have been away from the home base in Florida.


~This trip had a two-fold Purpose~

We wanted to go back and see what Hurricane María had done to our piece of paradise.

My high school was celebrating our 50th graduation anniversary and we had never met before!!

Off we went.

I would like to share some photos with you. I will do so in parts … for ease of posting and to separate the areas that we visited. I hope you enjoy them!


~We flew with JetBlue from Orlando to San Juan~

Once we arrived at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, we had another leg to go. I knew that we were getting on a smaller plane … I called it a ‘kite’, ‘puddle jumper’.

An airport employee called it a ‘mosquito’.

I wasn’t expecting such a small plane!

Yet, here we were. The plane holds only 9 passengers. All the weight it taken into account. That includes your bags and every person’s who is on board.


Then again, I realized I was concerned more than needed. The flight went surprisingly well in spite of the fact that there were plenty clouds and there was a rain spell locally.



Located on the west coast of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez is home to historical sites, nature and wildlife preserves, and several colleges and universities.

Cape Air offers four flights from San Juan to Mayagüez daily.  

Fly Cape Air San Juan to Mayagüez.

Enjoy daily year-round flights between Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan and Eugenio María de Hostos Airport in Mayagüez.


This is the ‘plane’ … a Cessna 320

Takeoff from San Juan Airport


Off into the sunset .. to the West of the Island

Destination: Mayagüez

Our young, apparently quiet experienced pilot. 


A total of five passengers including myself!


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Visit Puerto Rico …. “🇵🇷 Honest Government Advertisement … This is for Real 🇵🇷 …. “!!


~~July 11, 2017~~ 



This is my country, as many of you well know.

This is the place where I was born and raised.

It’s no secret that Puerto Rico has been going through quite the rough patch since the American invasion in 1898.

However, fast-forward to the present and catch a glimpse of the Island’s current reality.

Always remember, there’s truth in yest! 

I will soon be working on the Hawaii video which the creators mentioned in their article.

My heart bleeds for my country!



~Hola amigos, here is our latest Honest Government Ad~

After the Visit Hawai’ i video, SO many Boricuas asked us to make one about the current situation in Puerto Rico; I’ve never received so many requests for a video – so we just had to do it!

I was fortunate to be able to chat and consult with a dozen of them over the past month, men and women of various ages … and whilst they had different views on statehood vs independence, they all agreed on one thing:

that Puerto Rico is a US colony.

That’s why I decided to focus on this (rather than weigh in on the subject of political status, which is for Boricuas to decide).

I hope you enjoy it.

 Giordano & Team

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I spent way too long creating this image for the Visit Puerto Rico/Honest Government Advert I’m currently making.

May as well make a post out of it.

Sidenote: Learning about Puerto Rico’s situation has been farking infuriating

~Solidarity with all Boricua~



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No intention of taking credit.

If anyone knows the owner of any, please advise and it will be corrected immediately.



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~~Visit Puerto Rico~~

Honest Government Ad

~~Published on Jul 3, 2017~~

The US Government just released this tourism ad for Puerto Rico and it’s surprisingly honest and informative.


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A Puerto Rican Moment …. “It Happens …. Yay, it’s JUNE … “!!


~~June 7, 2016~~ 


The Puerto Rican Day Parade (also known as the National Puerto Rican Day Parade) takes place annually in the United States along Fifth Avenue in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York.

The parade is held on the second Sunday in June, in honor of the nearly four million inhabitants of Puerto Rico and all people of Puerto Rican birth or heritage residing in the mainland U.S.

The parade always attracts many celebrities, both Puerto Rican and of Puerto Rican heritage, and many politicians from the Tri-State area.

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At the end of the day …. “Buenas Noches …. Amigos”!!


~~March 4, 2016~~ 


Have a beautiful evening.

Goodnight (10W)
Close your eyes and say,
“Not bad for a day!”

Piolo Quintos
May 11, 2015




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Educational post …. Who are Puerto Ricans??


Educational post .... What are Puerto Ricans??

A Puerto Rican (Spanish: puertorriqueño) (Taíno: boricua) is a person who was born in Puerto Rico.

People born and raised in other parts of the world, most notably in the continental United States, of Puerto Rican parents are also sometimes referred to as Puerto Ricans, even though they were not born in Puerto Rico themselves.

Since 2007, the government of Puerto Rico has been granting Certificates of Puerto Rican citizenship to any person born on the island as well as to those born outside of the island that have at least one parent who was born on the island.


Puerto Ricans commonly refer to themselves as Boricuas.

“The majority of Puerto Ricans regard themselves as being of mixed Spanish-European descent. Recent DNA sample studies have concluded that the three largest components of the Puerto Rican genetic profile are in fact indigenous Taíno, European, and African”.

The population of Puerto Ricans and descendants is estimated to be between 8 to 10 million worldwide, with most living within the islands of Puerto Rico and in the United States. Within the United States, Puerto Ricans are present in all states of the Union, and the states with the largest populations of Puerto Ricans relative to the national population of Puerto Ricans in the United States at large are the states of New York, Florida, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, with large populations also in Massachusetts, Connecticut, California, Illinois, and Texas.

The original inhabitants of Puerto Rico are the Taíno, who called the island Borikén; however, as in other parts of the Americas, the native people soon diminished in number after the arrival of European settlers.


The negative impact on the numbers of Amerindian people was almost entirely the result of Old World diseases that the Amerindians had no natural/bodily defenses against, including measles, chicken pox, mumps, influenza, and even the common cold.

In fact, it was estimated that the majority of all the Amerindian inhabitants of the New World perished due to contact and contamination with those Old World diseases, while those that survived were killed by warfare with each other and with Europeans.

Both run-away and freed African slaves (the Spanish, upon establishing a foothold, quickly began to import African slaves to work in expanding their colonies in the Caribbean) were in Puerto Rico. This interbreeding was far more common in Latin America because of those Spanish and Portuguese mercantile colonial policies exemplified by the oft-romanticized male conquistadors (e.g. Hernán Cortés).


Aside from the presence of slaves, some indication for why the Amerindian population was so diluted was the tendency for conquistadors to bring with them scores of single men hoping to serve God, country, or their own interests. All of these factors would indeed prove detrimental for the Taínos in Puerto Rico and surrounding Caribbean islands.

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***So ….. as noted above and in the accompanying graphic,

I am a product of Taino, Spanish and African blood.***



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