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A deeper look into the cruise liner Adventure of the Seas  by  Royal Caribbean International . Designated trash cans are located all over the ship: Detailing includes unique mosaic art designs, such as the floor shown below: A view from boarding the ship. The canopy covers...
An inside look into a trip on the  Royal Caribbean cruise liner : Boarding the  Adventure of the Seas cruise liner: A fast and organized system means that passengers will not wait long to board the  cruise liner: An example of the spacious Stateroom on-...
After the tour, we decided to go to the beach.  Tourists get information in  Pointe-A-Pitre . We were shown a big beach on the map. We went there by taxi. Our liner: We are here. We were told that it takes 10 minutes to get to the beach. But there was a traffic jam on our...
From the Botanical Garden we went to the plantation where sugar cane is grown and rum and punch are made. Driving. Picture from the window of the bus. Bananas. Fruits are covered by blue packs. To protect them from birds and monkeys. Arrived. We were met by the dog. The dog follows us...
The port of the island of  Curacao  in Willemstad. This is the capital of the  Curacao island .  A path along the pier. The Adventure of the Seas liner awaits as passenger head into the  city. The Old Fort. Lizards are found all over the...
The island of  Curacao is part of the Netherlands and Dutch is the island’s official language. However, the majority of the population speaks Papiamento (a mix of Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese and English). The economy in  Curacao island has developed due to oil refineries and a...
The SHETE BOCA National Park in  Curacao . The coast. Visitors follow a path made of hardened lava. The  Curacao landscape . This park on  Curacao Island was created specially for the conservation and breeding of sea turtles who come here to lay...
Curacao  beach at the northernmost point of Curacao island. Parrots: Knip Bay on  Curacao beach . The water is clean and warm at 77 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius). The shore is full of large pebbles: Outside the home of a local painter...
Outside the house of a local painter. The home was a former plantation; Curacao  Island was involved in slavery. Behind the house is an exhibition. Cactuses beginning to bloom. Statue behind the house. A local bus: Flamingoes in the distance: Heading back...
Before liner’s departure, passengers have a change to walk around the city of  Willemstad . Narrow channels divide the city into two parts. Two bridges were built over the channel: one high for transport and one for pedestrians. Willemstad was established by the Dutch, therefore...
After the sightseeing tour we are driving to the beach. And here it is – the sea! The water is warm. It feels like about +25. We were swimming, swimming! Swimming, swimming! This is to one side. And this is to another one. A little bit closer. There is much shade on the beach...
In the evening the day before such a newspaper was brought into our stateroom. In this newspaper was the whole information. Arrive at 8 am, depart at 16-30 pm. Map of the island Tortola, information about it, advertising were inside the newspaper. List of all performances on the liner up to...
We arrived from Ponce and stopped near the quay along the Atlantic Ocean. We still have time – one and half an hour – till the boarding on the liner (at 14 pm). We will walk along the quay. Here's a quay under our feet. We are going from there. And in that direction. Ocean is from one side...
Today we’ll start our cruise. Boarding on the liner will be at 14 pm. We’ve got half a day of free time! Let’s go to the Botanical Garden . After having breakfast, we checked up all details at the reception desk and took the map. Public transport doesn’t go to the Botanical Garden . We...
So, we came out to the pond. Ducks flung to us at full speed. The had such unusual coloring! Heron was sitting absolutely securely! We’d got ring-shaped cracknels with us. We crumbed a little. They are so praying! Heron was just looking at this! We went further, they followed us. We...
We still have time till the sunset (it’s gets dark at 18 pm), but we haven’t got any energy for walking. That’s why we decided to drive around the city in the tourist train. Moreover, it’s for free. We went to the stop near Fort San Cristobal . It’s good when it’s warm. Everything blooms...
Here's some info from Wikipedia: ‘The Capitol of the territory of Puerto Rico is the place for gathering of two-chamber legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico – the island territory, being under the rule of the USA’. Here's the Capitol and statues of several American presidents opposite it....
Since the morning, we've already had a small walk around the city and visited two remarkable forts:  Fort San Felipe del Morro  and Fort San Cristobal . It's time to eat. And we went in the restaurant. If there is no any opportunity to plant trees, you can make the street...
Fort San Cristobal has a main part and distant defenses.  While being on the viewpoint of the main part of the fortress, we saw those buildings and went to them. First along the underground tunnels, then along the lawns.  Here's a view from the main part of the fortress. We are...
Fort San Cristobál  was built in that place, where the eastern gate to the Old Town used to be. This Fort defended from the attacks not only from the sea but also from the land. The Fort was being built in 1634-1790, but it also was completed later.  The fortress was the...
So we are going down. Here is the museum. This is the entrance to San Juan Bay . But we'll visit the museum later, before leaving the fort, and now we are going down. And we are going to this viewpoint. We are going down to the next level. Different rooms used to be here....
Fort San Felipe del Morro  was built by the Spaniards and named after the Spanish king Philip II. A mighty fortress (6 levels, dungeons, barracks, warehouses) protected the Old Town and the entrance to San Juan Bay.  This Fort was built and completed within 1539-1765. But...
This is the continuation of a small photo report about visiting San Juan , the capital of Puerto Rico.... After a short walking, the track led me to a small field in front of the Fort: I'm really not quite understood if it is so on every week-end day or only on special holidays, but on the...
On the third day of the voyage, the ship visited Puerto Rico, the island's capital San Juan . This state is associated with the US, it is almost another one state. The connection with the mainland "boss" is in a common currency (us dollar), shared citizenship, and common armed forces. And of...

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