Where the women are hot and the weather is hotter.

Trip Start Sep 22, 2007
Trip End Sep 30, 2007

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Today I pulled a roaming gnome and decided to just head out from the hotel and see what I could find. I started out by heading to the tip of the island where El Morro and San Cristobal are located. These forts were built in 15XX. The sheer size of them was impressive, especially considering they were carved from stone and constructed over 470 years ago. The entire city was originally encompassed behind the giant city walls. As the nature of the island transitioned from military controlled to peaceful community many of the walls were taken down or blended into the hillside. Houses and restaurants now lie outside of the wall taking advantage of the coastal views.  Old San Juan is the historic district known for its colorful buildings and excellent shopping. I stopped and had brunch at a local café and enjoyed some excellent local flavors and a cocktail to match. Considering how hot and humid it was I was literally a puddle of sweat by the time I got to the restaurant. But my manjito (mango, mojito, frozen and blended) hit the spot and quickly cooled me down. The local public transportation turned out to be less reliable than the excellent waitresses so I ended up walking back to the hotel so I got my exercise for the day and blisters to match.
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