Articles with tag: san juan puerto rico

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...
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...
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...

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