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Jessica van Dop DeJesus

Jessica van Dop DeJesus

Contributor, Puerto Rico

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The 51 coolest neighbourhoods in the world

The 51 coolest neighbourhoods in the world

It’s been a rough few years for the world at large – but in many ways, a fantastic one for neighbourhoods. Although we haven’t been able to travel the world as freely as we once did, billions of us have been spending more time than ever closer to home. And in many of the world’s greatest cities, the result has been a full-blown neighbourhood renaissance. It’s true that much-loved local shops, restaurants, bars and creative spaces have, sadly, shuttered for good. But there’s also been a whole wave of new businesses opening, driven not just by increased footfall outside city centres, but also by the ‘great resignation’. City-dwellers have quit their corporate jobs to finally follow their joy, whether it’s opening that corner café or much-needed local LGBTQ+ bar, or just spending more time living slowly and spending more time (and money) in their local area. At the same time, local officials the world over have been re-establishing their neighbourhoods as places for people. In some cases that’s meant overhauling street space: less driving, more walking, cycling and hanging out. In others, it’s meant tackling problems like overtourism, inequality and air pollution. All of this has led to districts looking very different than they did just a few years ago – and becoming better places for locals and travellers alike. RECOMMENDED: The 33 coolest streets in the world Every year, we canvas thousands of city-dwellers around the world in our Time Out Index survey. As always, this year

The best restaurants in Puerto Rico

The best restaurants in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico, with its complex history, is home to many cultures. From the Tainos to the colonization by Spaniards to the arrival of the enslaved Africans to being a United States colony, the island has received many influences best expressed by food and music. Whether it's the classic arroz con gandules from restaurants that have been around for almost a century to avant-garde tasting menus, there's something for every taste.  Puerto Rico's restaurant scene continues to evolve as many Puerto Rican chefs are diving deeper into indigenous ingredients and introducing techniques they've learned abroad to create unique dishes with fruits and vegetables that have been part of the culture for centuries. The dining experience in Puerto Rico goes beyond the vibrant capital of San Juan to cities like Rincon, Guayama, and Rio Grande. Here are the best restaurants in Puerto Rico you should check out on your next trip. RECOMMENDED: How to help Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Fiona

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