Monday, July 6, 2009

El Yunque - A Wonder of the World?!


Anyone who has been to Puerto Rico should know that El Yunque is probably one of the most beautiful experiences in PR. Although a bit far from any major city, it's still a MUST DO. Tomorrow, July 7th, is actually the last day to vote for el Yunque as one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, en la categoria de bosques.

El Yunque National Forest, formerly known as the Caribbean National Forest, is located on the island of Puerto Rico. It is also the name of the second highest mountain peak in the Forest. El Yunque is the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest System. However, some people will argue Puerto Rico being part of the United States.

When I went 2 years ago, it really was amazing. Although I heard stories of people disappearing, I wasn't too scared. We took our own route instead of following the tour guide but we made out pretty good. Eventually as we got higher and higher, the people kept kept getting shorter and shorter. Although there is a trail, not that many people can make this hike. In the end, we made it to the top of El Yunque; and even with all the fog, it looked stunning.

For all the other nominees, please visit the New 7 Wonder's web-site.

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