Monday, June 11, 2018

Old San Juan

San Juan, Puerto Rico
January 4, 2018

One of the places I wanted to visit in Puerto Rico was a bust thanks to guards blocking it, so I really wanted to visit a cemetery in San Juan. We were on a schedule, so I was bummed when I thought we weren't going to make it. In the morning we met my co-workers aunt at iHop. My friends kept telling me I was going to have to drive to the city, and I started getting major anxiety and had my first panic attack in years. The traffic in San Juan is absolutely crazy. After we ate breakfast I gave up on San Juan partially because we had to be somewhere else that evening and partially because I didn't want to drive there. Luckily all my friends had a different idea and even offered to drive.
Puerto Rico is the fifth country I've visited during the Christmas season, and I always love seeing how other countries decorate. It's also kind of strange to see Christmas trees when its 90 degrees out, especially since we left almost 0 digits back home.
San Juan is so beautiful, and my favorite thing to do in new cities is just walk around and admire the architecture. We really had no set plan in San Juan besides the cemetery (which will come in a later post), so we just walked around. It was so hot but totally worth walking in. I'm a sucker for colorful buildings and San Juan did not disappoint.
We met a very nice ice cream man who they all bought ice cream from. Yeny and Julio really wanted to take photos with him, so I ended up having a boat load on my camera when we left. Don't worry, though, I scaled the number down to just a few. We also saw a huge iguana while we were walking back. Julio and Abby ran over to get a photo near it, but none of those photos came out. I need to work on my photography.
Before we left we walked through a park with vendors selling handmade goods. The man below made us all bracelets. His jewelry was beautiful, and I bought my sister a pair of earrings. The earrings accidentally got thrown out. Oh well.

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  1. I love all of the colorful buildings - such beautiful photos! I also think it's strange to see Christmas trees in tropical locations since growing up in Ohio Christmas is always associated with cold to me.

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    1. I don't think I could ever get used to a hot Christmas nor do I want to.

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