Old San Juan tour

This post used to contain pictures, but due to new storage limitations from WordPress, I had to fix the problem and decided to create a new blog that works as an archive for all the posts from my two years in California. This full post can be found here.

This morning I slept until 10 am, a total of 10 hours. Awesome! I chilled for another two hours and then walked a mile to the pickup spot for today’s tour. It was a hot day today, so it was nice to sit in the chilly bus for a while. Today’s tour was of Old San Juan.

First stop: Museo de Las Americas. We spent an hour there, but I was only there for a little bit more than 30 minutes, it wasn’t that interesting. I saw three exhibitions, one of 22 ethnicities who survived Europpean conquests and still lives today in The Americas. Then I saw one of Christian figurine carvings (all in Spanish so I didn’t understand anything). Then the third was about art in The Americas. I wanted to see the history of Puerto Rico, but it was also only in Spanish, so I didn’t even bother.

Museo de Las Americas Museo de Las Americas

The rest of the time we had over there I was outside checking on of the forts out. There are two here in San Juan, and I looked at Castillo San Felipe Del Morro (built 1539). On the grass field outside a lot of people flew kites and I even saw an iguana graze (is that the right word for eating the grass on the ground?) on the field. I got pretty close and got my first good picture of one of them. Cool!

Castillo San Felipe del Morro Castillo San Felipe del Morro Iguana

Second stop: Castillo San Cristobal. The biggest fort in San Juan. Built in 1783 and has never experienced an attack. It was a pretty cool place. We got a 20 minute tour from the guide and then we could walk around by ourselves. We saw a prison cell where Dutch prisoners had drawn ships on the walls. We walked through tunnels, and saw the pretty view over Old San Juan and the ocean.

Castillo San Cristobal Castillo San Cristobal Castillo San Cristobal Castillo San Cristobal Castillo San Cristobal

Third stop: 2 hours alone in Old San Juan. If I knew this I probably wouldn’t have gone there myself the other day. Or I probably would have. It was nice not to have a time limit to find something. Now instead I walked around for a bit, then sat down on a square, had a mofongo for dinner and then a Toffee Nut Latte from Starbucks and read for 40 minutes. It was also nice. So far my stomach is actually feeling okay after the coffee. Normally my stomach gets real upset and bloated, but I think I am good. We will see later tonight if anything happens.

Old San Juan Mofongo in Old San Juan

At 6pm we head back. I walked in the dark from the Hilton Hotel to my hostel. It was a little bit scary, but it was only 7pm. Nothing happened and I am safe and sound now.

I am not sure what I should do now, maybe just go to bed and read? Or watch an episode of The Flash? I have such a huge crush on Grant Gustin right now.  He is the definition of a handsome man! He is wow, just very very much WOW!


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