Compare and Contrast: Puerto Rico vs United States

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Compare and Contrast: Puerto Rico vs United States

By | April 2011
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Are there differences between living in Puerto Rico and living in the United States? I believe that there are big differences. I came to the United States when I was five years old. I then moved to Philadelphia for one year, lived in Georgia for six years, and now I am currently living in Maryland. I always go back to Puerto Rico to visit my family. I love it there. I like living in the United States but there are many things that differ such as the location itself, people and the schools. Puerto Rico is a beautiful place. The sun is always shining and the temperature does not go below eighty degrees Fahrenheit. If you run out of something like sugar or salt, you can always knock on your neighbor’s door and they will be happy to help you out. They treat everyone as if they were family. There is always something to do. Either you can go to the beach, go to the waterfalls, take a stroll through the jungles, or even sit under a palm tree and drink out of a coconut shell. Although there are many pros, there are also many cons. The crime rate in the island of Puerto Rico is high. Many fights involve objects, not just fists. It can be a brick, a stick, or even a broom. Fights are taken very serious. Also, the economy is not in great shape. Despite all of the cons, people seem to focus on the pros. The beaches are breath taking. The water is crystal-clear blue. The people are beautiful and very exotic. Living in the United States is very different. We have almost eight months of cold weather. I do not like walking out in snow and getting cold and wet. That’s not my ideal choice of fun. Many people here are more kept to themselves. If you have a neighbor, you hardly even know them because they do not take the time to come out and meet people. People in the south are very sweet. They are kind and very open. They will often invite you to cookouts or gatherings. I think it is cool that you do not have to stay in one state the whole time. You are not stuck with living in one...
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