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By Tom Shardlow

Throughout North the US in 2007-2009, groups will have fun the David Thompson Bicentennials. For 34 years the good explorer, surveyor, and fur dealer travelled around the continent, discovering and mapping the routes among the St. Lawrence and the Pacific. Trusting the celebs and his sextant, he surveyed a continental zone so mammoth it continues to be a mapping fulfillment unrivaled in human historical past. this can be the tale of David Thompsons epic trip his path by way of stars.

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Culture and etiquette Puerto Rico is a curious blend of Spanish tradition, dynamic criollo culture, and recent Americanization, though to be fair, the last could apply to almost any developing nation feeling the effects of globalization. Most Puerto Ricans are broadly familiar with mainland US culture and behavior, and you are unlikely to face the cultural misunderstandings that sometimes occur, for example, in rural parts of Mexico or South America. Vestiges of the island’s conservative roots do remain, however, and it pays to maintain a degree of friendly formality when meeting people for the first time – being polite and courteous is always a good idea.

Always drink bottled or purified water. It’s always a good idea to keep up with hepatitis A, typhoid, and tetanus shots before you travel, though these diseases are not common in Puerto Rico.

Collectively they control around ninety percent of the domestic market and often dominate supermarket shelves, but a growing number of smaller cooperatives cultivate, process, and sell their own coffee. You can visit many of these mountain fincas and buy whole or ground beans directly from them, though drinking coffee in cafés and restaurants is another story: most of these are supplied by the mass producers, and sometimes you’ll be drinking coffee that hasn’t even been grown on the island. On the other hand, some of the strongest, most aromatic Puerto Rican coffee is served at the cheapest restaurants and food stalls.

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