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... defensive perimeter. In fact, it wasn't until after the Spanish-American War that San Juan was occupied by non-Spaniards. Even the Americans, upon taking possession, utilized the forts until the mid-20th century when El Morro and San Cristobal were modified to serve as German U-Boat spotting stations. Guess you can't keep a good fort down!Dart and I spent the day walking the surprisingly compact City, picked up a pair of National Park cancellations, ...
... even able to go up into the lighthouse about halfway. Anytime we were not protected by a wall or structure we were buffeted by a very strong trade wind from the north.
El Morro is approaching the 500 year old mark, being first constructed in 1539. Old San Juan had been founded some 18 years earlier in 1521. Construction on El Morro continued through 1790. About 100 years later in 1898, as a result of the ...
Having just unpacked from a wonderful month-long trip camping my way across the Big Island of Hawaii, I embarked on yet another adventure around the world. This time, I was headed with Ed, Wanda and the Brothers to the Caribbean. Nearly a week in Puerto Rico would be augmented by a 7-day cruise among some of the Lesser Antilles (also known as the Caribbees). But first, we had to fly to San Juan, ...
... br> First stop, the Hilton's private beach area. We laid by the beach soaking up the sun and swam in the ocean. There were snorkel rentals but it really isn't worth renting because there were no fish or coral to see. Just sand, rocks and seaweed. I would suggest skipping it. There were also kayaks, boat paddles and other water activities for $45/hour but you can't get very far. Also didn't seem as though it was worth it. Instead Vlad and I threw around ...
... it was in dry dock for a full renovation all of January so it was brand sparkling new!
On Saturday, excitingly we boarded around 1pm and made our way to the restaurant for our first on board meal. It was good!
Last time we went on a cruise was ...
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