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... say that Puerto Rico is not as hot and humid as it was in Vietnam the last time I went, which is a good thing. After we got picked up, I was excited to get started on all the traveling and site seeing, especially trying all the different kinds of food! Except that did not get to happen so quickly. We had to get checked into our rooms, attended a small orientation, get comfortable, pick up some items that we needed, ...
... But, I would expect the seafood here to be decent.
Tomorrow we are taking a puddle jumper to the island of Culebra. Culebra is home to Playa Flamenco, often named one of the top 10 beaches in the world for it's powder white sand and unspoiled landscape. In fact, most of the island is unspoiled. Eduardo told me it's HOT on the island. He said, "you will burn, take lots of sunscreen."
PS. Go Brewers!!
We hurried off the ship because we didn't have much time here; however, once we got off the ship a cab driver told us that the fort didn't open until 9 AM (it was 7:30) and the stores didn't open until 9:30 AM. The cabbie told us that Starbucks was open so off we went.
We made our to the fort via foot. We got there a few minutes before the doors opened and toured Fort del Morro.
After our fort tour we walked to old San Juan.
... side, otherwise you pay exorbitant international rates. Each side is completely self-contained as well - different telco companies (which means you need TWO cellphones if you want coverage anywhere), different civil services, different banks and so on. It reminds me of an Asterix and Obelix book called The Great Divide where a village was completely split into two due to it containing two chiefs, although the inhabitants of this island seem to be a little more hospitable to each ...
I made my way back to the city wall to watch the sun set over the bay at 6:22 p.m. That was my sign to head back to the hotel and wind down. I walked back to the bus station and sat down at 6:42. There was a T5 bus sitting at the station idling, lights on, seemingly ready to go. But no driver in sight. I figured he was probably taking a restroom break between runs and didn’t expect a long wait.
But time kept ticking by, more people were sitting down at this ...