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San Juan, Puerto Rico – Part II | Caribbean Cruise

On our last day before the return trip, we disembarked from the ship (which happens by an order of numbers – the landing started from 7 am, but our time arrived there by 10am – and yes, we were able to enjoy breakfast on board at least) , we took advantage of the day to get to know a little more of San Juan, since our flight home would only take place the next day.
We left our bags in the hotel that was in the vicinity of the port and went to our first point which was the Fort San Cristóbal, also in Viejo San Juan, which is the history part of the Puerto Rican capital. Stressing that walking up the hill with feeling 43ºC is not easy no, my people, eita what a hot city!
The Castillo de San Cristóbal, as it is called locally, was completed in 1783 and is the largest fort built by Spaniards in the new world (Americas). About a third of the fort was demolished in 1897 to facilitate traffic in the air.
Right after the first visit, we walked about 25 minutes (pleasant visuals, but have I ever commented that it was an unprecedented muffled heat?? OMG, what a sweat…) to the other fort San Felipe del Morro.
San Felipe del Morro fort or Castillo San Felipe del Morro is Puerto Rico’s most visited tourist attraction, with more than 2 million visitors annually. The fort was built in 1539 and the external walls reach 6 meters thick.
Nice little streets in Old San Juan
Fort of San Cristóbal
Forte de San Cristóbal – eita calorão!!
Viejo San Juan’s Visuals
Observation sentry boxes
Castillo San Felipe del Morro
Surroundings of the fort…
Entrance – Castillo San Felipe del Morro
Before the visit, pause for the necessary nap…
Sentry Boxes
Privileged view of this beautiful sea…
It’s so much rock.
Me with the trailblazer Alice
At San Juan airport –
And this finally concludes the posts of our Caribbean Cruise trip. Phew, what a trip that will leave you homesick….
Bye bye Caribbean, see you next time!

For those who missed some of the various other post of the cruise series in the Caribbean, here goes:San Juan // Old San Juan // Part ISt. ThomasCarnival ValorBarbadosSt. LuciaSt. KittsSint Maarten