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The Famous Amparo Porcelain Inn of Puerto Rico

Down a pretty little street in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, there lies a little treasure chest to delight the senses and the heart of each one who is privileged enough to be able to visit and spend the day – the Amparo Porcelain Inn. It is impossible not to lose yourself somehow as there’s so much to see and on occasions it can seem a little overwhelming to some.

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Discover the Unique National Bird of Puerto Rico

If you go to Puerto Rico you might notice images here and there of a small bird with two white stripes running across its face. This is the Reina Mora - or Puerto Rican Spindalis (Spindalis portoricensis) – the national bird of Puerto Rico. The bird is widespread on the island and plays an important role in seed dispersal and plant reproduction. Thus, it is a vital part of the Puerto Rican ecosystem and the bird is cherished by all sorts of nature lovers in Puerto Rico.

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Juan Evangelista Venegas – Olympic Medal Winner

Not many people associate Puerto Rico with the Olympics but this great country has long been a participant in the greatest international sporting competition in the world. Success at the Olympics has enabled some famous Puerto Ricans to enjoy widespread popularity outside heir own country. Juan Venegas is one of those legendary Puerto Rican Olympians.

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Hiram Bithorn Stadium – Honoring a Baseball Legend

The Hiram Bithorn Stadium is the largest baseball stadium in Puerto Rico, yet small compared to other stadiums around the world. Constructed in 1962, it has become the home of baseball in Puerto Pico. Hiram Bithorn Stadium is located in San Juan and has been home to various professional baseball teams such as the Montreal Expos, who once played twenty-two baseball games at this stadium.

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Some Intriguing Reptiles of Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is known to be one of the most recommended camping destinations in the world. Not only because of its beautiful tropical jungles, diverse wild life and breathtaking beaches but because it has the answer every camper wants to hear: NO - none of the snakes found in Puerto Rico are poisonous.

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Eugenio Maria de Hostos y Bonilla

Eugenio Maria de Hostos y Bonilla was born in Rio Cañas on 11 January in 1839. In later years Hostos would become well-known as both a politician and as an educator.

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George Perez – A Comic Book Hero

Most people will probably not recognize the name George Perez but many will recognize his work. As one of the most popular and influential comic book artists during the 1980s, Perez provided illustrations for both DC Comics and Marvel Comics. If few people know his name, even fewer know that Perez is of Puerto Rican descent.

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The Fear Inspiring Puerto Rico Trench

Puerto Rico fell victim to an earthquake on 11 October 1918 that measured 7.5 on the Richter Scale. The earthquake was followed by a tsunami that came bearing down on the Puerto Rican coast with a wall of water that was estimated at approximately six feet high. This disaster claimed the lives of 116 people. Santo Domingo felt the earth shake in 1953 and in 1981 nature gently reminded Puerto Rico of the lurking danger below the ground. All these events have been attributed to the Puerto Rico Trench.

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