The Infamous Archives: Travel

Puerto Rico: La Isla Del Encanto

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El Gitano explains why this Caribbean Gem is, indeed, “The Island of Enchantment.”

Photography by Shaun Baron

Puerto Rico is a U.S. colony located in the Caribbean. U.S. citizens by birth, Puerto Ricans enjoy a very limited democracy, similar to their Cuban neighbors who are allowed to vote for local officials but not for Fidel Castro. Puerto Rico is subject to U.S. laws and although Obama is their president, Puerto Ricans are prohibited from voting for president and have no representation in the U.S. Congress. (Elections are held for governor, mayors, etc.) This has fueled the century-old debate about whether PR should eventually become the 51st state or its own separate nation. Although Spanish is the main language, in the cities many speak or understand English. About 100 miles long and 35 miles wide, with a population of 4 million, this small island is packed with destinations.
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Bangkok, Thailand

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The Infamous premieres its Travel department with an informed look at one of the world’s wildest destinations. AR gives us the inside scoop on the BKK.

I love Thailand. I’ve been there like six times since 2007. I mostly stay in Bangkok and Pattaya, but I would definitely suggest checking out the different islands and the city of Chiang Mai in the north, where it’s a totally different scene. It’s not for everybody and some people can’t deal, but I love Bangkok. One of the best times was when I went during the water festival, Songkran, when the entire city turns into a water fight, with water balloons, water guns, people on trucks with entire oil drums of water… it’s total mayhem and everybody gets wet, so make sure you put your passport and your cell phone in something waterproof!
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