Friday, May 13, 2011

Carnival Glory day five

Today was San Juan, Puerto Rico! It was overcast in the morning but that did not deter me. The parental units didn't seem to want to get out of bed so I ventured off on my own. As I left the ship my plan was to take a cab to the fort that guards the harbor, plans changed. I decided to take a bus tour that took us through new and old San Juan. It was a great decision, I loved the tour. We stopped several times and got off the bus to take pictures. The tour started at the port and went into new San Juan. My favorite part of that was the capital building, the architecture is amazing. Every piece of the building is marble including the partitions in the restroom. The ceiling was hand painted marking the history of this amazing city.

Old San Juan is equally impressive. An island city half of which is modern and the other half the buildings are from the sixteenth and seventeenth century. Most have been renovated but did not loose their old world feeling. The fortresses were equally impressive. You can see time has taken it's toll on parts, but I imagine it will be another five centuries until they fade away. They just don't build em like that anymore.

We did dinner on the lido deck tonight and then went to a comedy show. The comedian Hal Spear was good but I was just too tired. I am off to bed early tonight.

That's about it for now. Here's hoping all your faces have smiles!

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1 comment:

  1. I ♥ Old San Juan! I plan to go for a week one day. Mountains, beaches, tropical, old world charm... what's not to love?