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Hello, Old San Juan!

The name says it all! Old San Juan is, get ready, the very oldest settlement in Puerto Rico and technically located on a very small narrow island that lies off the north coast. One of the main tourists attractions of this area is the San Felipe del Morro Fort, but I think the real sight to see is the pretty little town itself.

With blue cobblestone streets and gorgeous, colorful stone buildings dating back to the 16th century, it is really a beautiful area to tour by foot. And we did just that, walking around the breathtaking downtown area, but only for a short-lived afternoon after we made the long haul from Cabo Rojo to San Juan for a few much-needed boat parts. Ya, you might remember the dinghy fixing escapades that went down a few weeks ago. ;))

Anyhoo, we spent a few hours in Old San Juan…meandering through the gridded neighborhood while taking in out the abundance of shops, cafes, and beautiful architecture. We grabbed a late lunch at a great little spot, Cafe Berlin.

And although our visit was extremely hot (horrible mid-day summer temps) and at the most god-awful time of day for photos (super bright mid-day light) we still managed to sneak in a few photos of beautiful Old San Juan. That is, before Jereme and I were both drenched in sweat from head to toe and ready to call it a day so we could make the return 2.5-hour drive back to the west coast of Puerto Rico.

If we ever make it back to Puerto Rico, staying overnight in Old San Juan is on my list for sure! :)))

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roy holmesOctober 13, 2014 - 2:55 pm

we need to see more of you instead of him ,can you trust him with your camera ,just a little please.? if not just keep sending..thanks .roy

Lara spragueOctober 13, 2014 - 10:42 pm

Oh my gosh!!! It’s so cute! Do you know what time of year is better to visit? The heat sounded pretty harsh.
Still loving the blog, feel like I’ve continued to travel with you:)

JoeOctober 14, 2014 - 1:48 pm

Where are all the people, sleeping?

LAHOWINDOctober 15, 2014 - 11:35 pm

Thanks Lara! Unfortunately, I have no clue about the time of year. :(( Probably not summer though because, sheesh, it is SOOO hot here. We need a Long Island, Bahamas reunion sometime! Hope you guys are doing well. -Kim

LAHOWINDOctober 15, 2014 - 11:35 pm

Haha, thanks Roy! I was just telling Jereme the same. 😉 -Kim

terryOctober 20, 2014 - 2:48 am

The colors “pop” so much. What editing packing do you use. I need to learn the new digital tips of this generation. In the old days it would be done with polarizer filters, as well as some color filters. I’m going to now go back through some of your pics, and see if I can figure out how might have enhanced some of them, or is it just that beautiful and vibrant?