TRIP TO SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO

Q: We heard that you went to San Juan, Puerto Rico, isn't it?

A: Yes, I went to San Juan, Puerto Rico on September 5, 2009. San Juan, Puerto Rico is about 18 kilometers or 20 minute drive from Carolina, Puerto Rico where the Coral by the Sea Hotel is located. I stayed at Coral by the Sea Hotel during my stay in Puerto Rico from September 4-7, 2009.

Q: How's the weather there in San Juan, Puerto Rico?

A: Well, the weather there is nice when I went there. It was raining during my visit there. The temperature there is 90F during days and 65F during nights. It is also humid there that's why I got sweat there. I brought some towels to wipe-off my sweat and I got wet because it was raining there. In Philippines, it is the same thing because Puerto Rico and Philippines are both located near to equator.

Q: Did you have a tour in San Juan, Puerto Rico?

A: Yes, I had a tour at San Juan, Puerto Rico on September 5, 2009 after I visited in Guavate, Puerto Rico. I should see this place, too because San Juan, Puerto Rico is the capital of Puerto Rico. This is the main tourist attraction in Puerto Rico especially the El Castillo San Felipe del Morro. I visited also the capitol building of Puerto Rico where the seat of government of Puerto Rico is located. There are many tourists and visitors there always for 24 hours. There are many old buildings and streets there especially at the old San Juan. Most of the landmarks, piers, buildings, and streets are very classical there because Puerto Rico was colonized by Spain. There are many street vendors along the sidewalk of San Juan that's thy the whole area is always crowded. It's hard to find a parking there because as I said that the whole area is crowded. I parked my car before the downtown area and I did my tour there by walking. Don't leave your valuable things inside your car because there are many thieves and car robbers, too. Also, be careful always because there are many pickpockets, beggars, and bag snatchers in the old San Juan because there are many tourist there. I spend most of my time there by walking along the old streets, visiting to many churches, talking to many people there, and having a window shopping at many stores there. There are many events happened in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Miss Universe 2002 national costume parade was held at the front of the main church there. Also, there are many concerts happened in San Juan, Puerto Rico according to the residents there. Finally, I went to El Castillo San Felipe del Morro. This place is so good, elegant, and classical. Many of the visitors and foreigners are taking their pictures and videos there. You will see the ocean and some islands of Puerto Rico.

Q: Is your trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico memorable?

A: Yes, of coarse. It is so memorable because it was my first time to go there. The weather there is so nice like in Philippines. Although it was raining there, I like this place, too. The people there are also approachable and friendly. I am also learning in speaking Spanish there. Although not all the people in Puerto Rico are fluent in English, they are friendly and approachable as I said. I talked to many restaurant owners, street vendors, residents, and police officers there. The peace and order situation there is also good because the law in Puerto Rico is also the same as in United States of America. As I said that be careful always because there are many thieves, car robbers, pickpockets, and bag snatchers there according to the residents there. Therefore, the area is still peaceful compared to other countries because there are no crimes, drug addicts, and other bad syndicates.

Q: Do you have a plan to visit again in San Juan, Puerto Rico in the future?

A: Yes, of course because I want to see the other places in San Juan, Puerto Rico later. San Juan, Puerto Rico is also a good place to buy souvenier items. There are many fancy restaurants that are serving Puerto Rican foods in native style. There are many ferries or boats at the pier that you can travel to nearly islands. If I have enough time, I might take a ferry to see the other islands in Puerto Rico. Anyway, if I visited in San Juan, Puerto Rico later, definitely, I will take a ferry to see the other islands there.

Q: Do you recommend San Juan, Puerto Rico to anyone?

A: Yes, I will recommend also to anyone to visit in San Juan, Puerto Rico especially for those who want to visit the historical sites. You must see this place because San Juan, Puerto Rico is a capital of Puerto Rico and it is a center of tourism in a country. You must par your car before the downtown area because San Juan, Puerto Rico is also a crowded place. You can have a tour there by walking. The people there are nice, friendly, and approachable, too.

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