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|Puerto Rico an Virgin Islands
tour started February 2016, submitted 19 February 2016
The idea to this tour came to escape the freezing weather conditions here in Austria. Primarily we intended to fly to Cuba. But an Austrian Airline made impossible... We simply gave up, canceled the flight to Cuba and found a new destination in the Caribbean Islands: Puerto Rico.
The difference to Cuba, upon other travelers is, that the territory of Puerto Rico is under US government. What means more developed, and rather good infrastructure in terms of food and accommodation. Whilst some people complain about the poorness at Cuba. There is definitely a lack of public transportation. Except the capital city of San Juan, there is no train system. Long distance buses, we have not found.Everyone travels by car. Some roads in bigger cities can be very busy. Puerto Rico car drivers a patient and relaxed. No danger o bicycle riders at all.
Accommodations can be rather expensive. There are luxury hotel with more than US-$ 1.000,- a night. For us not affordable. With the help of a booking portal we found cheaper ones...
note: some booking portals can be nasty, as you cannot stop their marketing mails. I had bad experience particular with Expedia, Booking.com stopped sending marketing mails after calls The Island has a lot of potential in terms of biking. Note: from time to time dogs are chasing bicyclists... That's why local bikers are always carry a loud whistle with them. Enjoy the report and pictures! Good luck to our followers!