Thin narrow streets of Ponce

We have finally landed safe and sound in San Juan. The PR group is on their way to Ponce to get settled in and get to work. First thing I’ve noticed was the crazy amount of traffic and the amount of cars that had missing parts and dents in them. It took 2 hours to drive in from San Juan to Ponce with all the traffic.  Cars here are 25% more expensive here than in the States, which was surprising.

Streets in the city of Ponce are extremely thin. No more than 3 feet of space for the pedestrians to walk, which forces the people to walk in the sidewalks with the cars. Cars drive extremely close to one another and at times it looks like an accident will occur but somehow they manage to avoid the crash from each other. Streets of Ponce are lively especially tonight where bars are filled with people enjoying their warm breezy nights with a beer in one hand. Music is loud and the streets are bright with orange lamp posts.

Everybody in Ponce in easy to get along with so far and the Ponce team has been able to manage our around way around the radius of the house letting ourselves become more familiar to the community in which we live in. However, people are almost too laid back at times. Just know that when they say 20 minutes, be ready to wait 45 or even an hour at times. 

- Edward L

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    Edward T Li
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    June 2012
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