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The Welcoming Lion of Ponce
As a surprise to me, Bacardi is not the most consumed rum in Puerto Rico.  Although the Bacardi headquarters is located in Puerto Rico, DonQ is the most consumed by the locals here. DonQ stands for Don Quixote, which is actually a novel about a man who is after exploration to seek his curiosity of the world.  But not to digress, what is known from another country about one’s island may not necessarily be correct.  Instead you must learn by spending time with the locals and observe what they do as a norm. I gained this knowledge by social networking through a bar down the corner in which I spoke to Jose (fellow student in PCUPR) and Nelly (worker of Dulce Fruta), which is the restaurant I have been dining in.

Ponce is also known as The “Pearl” because it was such a beauty when the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon first settled; hence the city name of Ponce. The Spanish explorer’s last name Leon means lion, which is to no surprise the symbol for the city of Ponce.

This past weekend I acquired a lot of knowledge through social networking in the bars, but also in the Film Festival that I attended last night hosted by the PCUPR’s School of Architecture.  They was a combination of short films in promotion to the film festival that is going to occur this coming November in the Tetro La Perla. For more information, please follow their blog below:

http://ea-pucpr.com/

- Edward L



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