I learned that Puerto Rico is diverse, beautiful, and humid as all hell. Puerto Ricans are passionate and that driving in San Juan is inadvisable. That apparently 'black coffee' is not a thing. We visited the rainforest, an art museum, old town, forts, a cathedral, and even a couple of residences. I don't want to know how much money we spent on good food and drinks. I do know that I want to be kinder to foreigners in my own hometown, and make every effort to make them feel welcome. We were invited over and given a home-cooked Mexican dinner, fresh pico de gallo and everything. ('If we'd have known you'd be over we would have planned for real Puerto Rican food!')
The locals we met said, 'Just go home and tell everyone that we were nice to you.' Maybe they will realize that Puerto Ricans are people just like them, not just occupying an island in the middle of nowhere that you never think about, even though it is an American territory. And maybe it will inspire others to also be kind.
The best coladas I have ever had, along with a ton of fried food. And then a light lunch with local beer that was not Medalla for a change.