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The Lure of Old San Juan
April 6th, 2011

Almost all of my clients who travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico go as the embarkation port for a cruise or for the beach and shopping. Adidas Running Women Having visited San Juan in April, this trend disappoints me. coque iphone coque iphone The city certainly has cruise ships (I’ll admit, I too have been there to start a cruise), beaches and shopping, but it is so much more. coque huawei fjallraven kanken kids backpack leaf green In fact, I went to San Juan for a conference and with the free time that I had, I spent no time on the beach, about 90 minutes total by the hotel pool and the rest of it exploring Old San Juan. coque iphone Old San Juan has the feel of a Spanish city with a Caribbean flair. magasin nike custodia cover iphone 11 12 mini pro max bts jungkook logo x00385 Its brightly colored buildings, center squares, boutique shops and restaurants all resemble southern Spain. asics soldes It’s “vibe”, though, is undeniably Caribbean. pokemon black and white custodia iphone x tyui4120 Custodia Cover iphone 11 pro max Bape Shark Soft Camo P1973 Case coque samsung Perhaps it’s the way that people wander around in their bathing suits and flip flops, the close proximity to the water at almost ever point in the old town, or the abundance of mojitos that give it that distinct atmosphere of a culture with multiple influences that blend seamlessly together. fjallraven kanken kids backpack deep red One thing that it certainly didn’t feel is especially American. coque iphone Yes, they use American money and many people speak English, but it didn’t feel like the “51st state” as so many people call it. Two “must sees” in San Juan are the forts, San Cristobal and San Felipe del Morro. Adidas Yeezy 380 Men Del Morro might be the more famous of the two – it sits on a hill overlooking the ocean and an incredible cemetery (if one can use that word to describe a cemetery), with views of the rum factory and the town of Old San Juan down below. cover custodia case iphone 11 C3070 vinland saga wallpaper 69yX8 San Cristobal is just as worthy, if not more so, of a visit. Yes, the forts are popular with tourists and have gift shops, but the history and the views alone make them well worth it. LOS ANGELES LAKERS JERSEY fjallraven kanken classic backpack burnt orange deep red chaussons pokemon Entry prices are very reasonable – around $3 per person uk kamagra. Adidas Yeezy 350 Men blue weed custodia iphone x tyui15012 custodia cover iphone 11 12 mini pro max think happy stay happy p2028 Aside from the forts, simply walk the city. coque iphone Old churches and plazas are dispersed throughout, along with Spanish style architecture, lively markets and restaurants and cafes offering a wide variety of inexpensive cuisine. cover iphone 11 kali Music and dancing are an important part of the culture in Puerto Rico, so it’s not uncommon to see groups of people dancing or playing live music in a plaza. tyler and josh custodia iphone x tyui16663 The city is very much alive and it’s difficult not to get drawn into the vibrant atmosphere. coque samsung Hotel Suggestion: If you’re staying in Old San Juan, try to get a room at El Convento. nike sneakers en ligne Custodia Cover iphone 11 pro max diamond supply co Galaxy Z5378 Case If you can’t stay there at least go in for a quick visit or lunch. purple fjallraven kanken backpack big CASE-Mate Karat Series Custodia per Apple iPhone 11 Max-Pro Madreperla Restaurant Suggestion: Café Berlin. It offers a delicious combination of cuisines, including local dishes, sits right on the plaza (dine outside) and the staff is very friendly. cover iphone 11 manette custodia cover Shopping suggestion: Unless your looking for San Juan key chains and t-shirts, avoid the shops adjacent to the cruise ship. Custodia Cover iphone 11 pro max 30 seconds to mars logo typography Z1691 Case Head into the center of Old San Juan, where you can find local artisan crafts and more authentic shopping. warm yellow fjallraven kanken backpack big iphone hoesje Day trips and activities: