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17 August 2009

Next Tip Please

Tip #1:
Bring hand sanitizer- its a dirty world out there. Oh and you probably want to drink bottled water. Just in case. No one wants to get the squirts on vacation.
Tip #2:
Hit up El Morro at the northern most end of old San Juan. Its worth the money just for some good photo-ops as well as some great ocean views. Even if you don't want to venture inside the lawn outside is the perfect kite location.
Wikepedia says:"Fort San Felipe del Morro —or El Castillo San Felipe del Morro in Spanish— is a sixteenth-century citadel which lies on the northwestern-most point of the islet of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Named in honor of King Philip II of Spain, the fort, also referred to as "El Morro" or "promontory", was designed to guard the entrance to San Juan bay, and defend the city of San Juan from seaborne enemies.
In 1983, the fort was declared a
World Heritage Site by the United Nations and is part of San Juan National Historic Site. Over two million visitors a year explore the windswept ramparts and passageways making the fort one of Puerto Rico's main visitor attractions.

Tip #5:
Look for street signs on the buildings not on poles at the corner of the street. Have a good sense of direction, other wise you are screwed. The lack of any proper road signage in Puerto Rico makes it challenging to get around. Be prepared to make a lot of turn arounds while driving.
Tip #4:
Go eat once at El Jibarito on Calle Sol. It's a bit away from all the other restaurant places but the mofongo is the bomb and there other food is well priced and very tasty.

Tip #5:
Walk around during the time right after sunrise and right before sunset. Your pictures are always warmer. Or just take them when ever for some cool effects, like the sun glare below.

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