San Juan, Puerto Rico
I forgot my tour guides name but he was not too bad. He was knowledgable about the history of his heritage and history of puerto rico. He is the driver and the tour guide so he deserves a gold star. However the tour is just a half day tour and does not go all the way up to the top of El Yunque. I had my hiking boots on and everything but we just walked up some paved trails which was super easy. Be careful to stay with the group during free time because I actually became a lost sheep and couldn't find my way back to the van causing the tour guide/driver to search for me lol : ) Its worth the $58.00 but still would recommend a more in depth tour. I was picked up at the designated hotel smoothly. I saw not one single mosquito as they don't live in higher altitudes so don't worry about bug repellants. Always bring in case. I recommend bottle water. At least two. It gets hot. There is NO lunch provided and the tour does not stop off to get food. The drive is pretty trippy going up those windy and narrow roads but that's how it's done in Puerto Rico lol. No big complaints here but it was just kinda boring. La Coca Falls is pretty but the water was really trickley during the time of year I went. Enjoy PR guys!
Hello and God Bless all my fellow Mount Fuji seekers. My tour guide Amy was so freggin awesome. She was funny and corny about it at times mostly during the boring bus ride part. She put action into and did alot of group interaction thingys to keep us busy and passed around some Japanese games and what not. The tour started out by bus at the hammamatsucho bus station which is extremely easy to find via JR line I "believe". Once we arrived to Mt. Fuji via bus unfortunately the mountain was shy and was hidden by the fog which is totally understandable because 75% of the time the mountain is NOT visible so it's literally a gamlbe. But there is things to do once you are there. We went to the 5th level of the mountain and they had a rad souvenir shop and i bought ice cream there. then we took a cable thingy up to Hakone, that was rad. then a cruise "lake ashi" with a pirate. that was rad too. then a hot spring, but you have to climb up a stone step hill to get to it. only 2 of us saw that. then we got dropped off to take bullet train back to tokyo station. oh there was a cute little bento box lunch at some random hotel up there for an extra $20 bucks which is somewhat worth it. the trip is pretty good and worth it. i highly recommend it. request Amy the tour guide. She's the best! the bullet train is super fast but when on it, kinda boring. from outside it sounds cool but inside feels slow. it's just weird like that! oh and its cold up in fuji sometimes. and hot below the mount.
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