1. Where’s the snow at?
Any type of Christmas activity in the United States traditionally involves snow: building snowmen, having snowball fights, sledding, etc. Puerto Ricans replace these winter activities with going to the beach. If I’m being honest, I’d never owned a fur-coat jacket, pairs of waterproof boots, or any type of scarves until I left the island two years ago. Our houses don’t even have chimneys or fireplaces because warm temperature is something we try to avoid, not welcome. Puerto Ricans will most likely complain if weather drops below 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Guilty.