Caribbean island of Hispaniola was colonized by the Spaniards in the 1490’s,
back when Christopher Columbus was yachting around the world trying to find
India and thinking the next island he landed on would probably be IT. Columbus,
Columbus, Columbus. I already told you. NEVER TRUST WAZE. And so the Spanish
crown established the first ever European settlement in the New World, Santo
Domingo being the oldest European city in Latin America. Hooray? And then the
French came to join the fun.
aftermath of Spain losing the Spanish-American war meant the acquisition of
most of its remaining colonies by the United States which included the
Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico, with Cuba becoming a protectorate. More
than a century later, Cuba is now independent after being used as a pawn in the
Cold War. The Philippines is now being "run like hell by Filipinos rather than
heaven by the Americans." Congrats, Manuel Quezon, you got your wish. On the other hand, Guam
and Puerto Rico are still US territories.
cost of a direct flight from Mexico City to San Juan was almost the same as
that of Copa with a layover in Panama City. I even had the option of a 12-hr stopover, landing at around 7 AM and taking off at 7 PM. With a little bit of
research, I found out that Panama does allow you to enter the country with a US
visa. And so I decided to take the bait, despite having a similar experience
with my LA – Dallas – Mexico City last May and not particularly enjoying it.
Hey, maybe this time it’ll work if I sleep enough the night before!
get me wrong, UPD will always be my alma mater, and our campus is awesome in
its own right. UNAM’s campus is simply amazeballs, though. I guess that comes
inclusive with the UNESCO World Heritage tag. There are many similarities
between the two universities in terms of local prestige and overall academic
atmosphere, although UNAM’s main campus is way bigger and more artsy than our
campus back in Quezon City. But then again, it’s not all about the venue...
know the drill. ihcahieh moves to a new city. ihcahieh snubs the new city
because he lives there anyway. ihcahieh realizes that it’s his last week in the
city. ihcahieh realizes that he has not seen much of it yet. It’s always the
same thing all the time. Perhaps the worst casualty was Vienna because it’s a
really beautiful city that really has to be seen. But cramming works most of
the time. In the case of Mexico City, though, cramming is just not enough
because of its sheer size. You defo need more than a week for this.