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Describes A Trip To Puerto Rico.

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My Trip To Puerto RicoI am from a small town of all most all white people and I had never been outside of the United States until 1997. I went to Puerto Rico that year to play baseball. I knew baseball would keep me occupied, but I wanted a chance to experience the island. Puerto Rico was a very different place compared to where I come from and it didn't take me long to realize that.I guess it all started when, I got off the plane. The airport was full of Puerto Ricans. It was kind of an awkward place for me, because I was used to being around white people. Then, I saw a team representative holding a card with my name on it, and he was also Puerto Rican. I went over and introduced myself. While standing there, one of my teammates came over, of who I didn't know, and he was black. The word uncomfortable is the perfect word to describe how I was feeling at that moment.Being socially uncomfortable at that point, I hurried to get to the team van. Then, the heat hits you right in the face and made me physically uncomfortable. It actually took my breath away. I couldn't really inhale deep breathes of air. Of course, that was because I wasn't used to that type of climate. Luckily, the van was air conditioned and made a pleasant drive to the hotel.When we arrived at the Sands Hotel, I was perfectly impressed. The hotel was enormous, gorgeous, and had many activities to offer. Although, I didn't get to take advantage hotel the first night, because I had a team meeting to attend in meeting room 1. When all the players where at the meeting, we introduced ourselves by announcing our name and what state we were from, which wasn't much of an introduction. Then, the uniforms and itineraries were handed out. The meeting ended after about an hour, and the rest of the evening was for relaxation.With all of the hotel offerings, I found it hard to relax. I walked around to find out what activities were going on at the time, and I came across dancing lessons and some language class. I decided to skip those for now, but I planned on attending a dancing lesson sometime during the trip.By this time, I was feeling a little more comfortable with my surroundings and decided to take a dip in the pool. The pool was like a piece of art. It was outlined similar to the number 8. It also had a tiny mountain of stones with a steam of water forming a miniature waterfall. Although the beach was right outside of the pool area, the pool was a much more attractive option compared to the salty ocean water. When I was done swimming, I learned my first lesson: wear sun block in Puerto Rico.Lesson number two was right around the corner; it has to do with bums. Puerto Rico has a ton of...

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