About this Site
As many of you already know my name is Magaly Rivera, born in Puerto Rico and currently living in Georgia, USA. Some of you maybe wondering why I work so hard on the development and maintenance of this web site. You will soon find out why.
I remember the first page I published about Puerto Rico, the page was plain and simple, a one page web site. I was living in Illinois, going to school and taking a Geography class. We were assigned to complete a country report project.
My first idea was to research about another country other than Puerto Rico, one which I did know very little or nothing about. But soon determined that nobody in my class would be able to provide a complete report about the island as me. Who can do it better than a native Puerto Rican? Who knew the island better than me? While at the same time, I was admitting that I was still learning about Puerto Rico. After all, I considered myself "a tourist in my own island". There are so many places, things to do and people to meet. With than in mind, I researched, prepared and submitted my report. The results? I obtained a 100 with a note from the professor congratulating me for a job well done. HURRAY!
Soon after (early 1995), the first draft of my page was online as an intent to learn and practice HTML. Soon after, I started receving hundreds of e-mails with corrections, thank you letters, and notes of encouragement to continue to work on this web site.
On my last trip to the island in 2010. It is time to go back!
I want to give special thanks to Mr. Jose Pietri from Hewlett-Packard of Puerto Rico and to Professor Peter Y. Johnson from Technology Institute of Illinois for giving me permission to use the photos of their respective sites to complete the collection of pictures that make this site unforgettable. Ah! I can not forget a "Proyecto Coqui" in Puerto Rico for providing me with pictures and sounds files of our coqui. Also, I want to thank those who helped, but wish to remain anonymous. Thank you!
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