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TOP-10 Landmarks of San Juan, Puerto Rico by CruiseBe
San Juan is a historical and cultural capital of welcoming Puerto Rico. Situated in the Caribbean group of the Greater Antilles, this port of call has one of the world’s most picturesque and busiest harbors. It’s easy to guess that San Juan with its numerous attractions deserves a title of a...
When Christopher Columbus landed on the island on the November 19, 1493, during his second voyage to the shores of America, the island was inhabited by Native Americans who called themselves Tainos.  Initially, the Spaniards named the island San Juan Bautista, in honor of Saint John the...
Our good friends recommended the  Holland America  cruise. They love a relaxing holiday, which offers the opportunity to relax after a frenzied rhythm of activity. However, standing in line for registration, I noted that the tourists were aged 60+. Many of the passengers onboard were...
We continue walking around San Juan. The most cherished thing I really, really wanted to see in Puerto Rico was their Santos, wooden figures of saints. They are very small, made in rather primitive style, they sunk into my heart already in Cuba. I met them there in several houses. I do not...
I really liked the rainforests. And although I have seen many in the different countries I have visited in the past, this trip to  El Yunque left a long-lasting and pleasant impression :) El Yunque  is the only rainforest in the United States. Since 1876, it has been a...
For our first cruise, we started our journey in  Puerto Rico . The Old Town was very impressive, we even forgot that we were somewhere in the Caribbean. It was so clean and beautiful. Only cheerfully colored houses here :)   This is  Fuerte San Felipe del Morro ....
Here we are in charming  San Juan,  the capital of Puerto Rico. By the way, there was some confusion with these names. Initially, when Columbus landed on the island in November 1493, during his second voyage to the shores of America, the Spaniards named the island San Juan...
San Juan  is the capital of Puerto Rico, as well as housing the biggest civic center.  We spent one night in  San Juan . We didn't go around the  city  since we had already visited the main points of interest during our last trip.  The Ritz-Carlton hotel was...
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...

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