We spent most of the time wandering the streets of Old San Juan, me hunting for churros, and mr A playing with his new camera...
|beach at night|
We visited the Castillo San Cristóbal, a Spanish fort built in 1783 and today is part of the US National Park Service (not to mention a UNESCO World Heritage Site!)
|sentry boxes, or 'guerites'|
One definite must-do on a trip to Puerto Rico is a visit to El Yunque, the only rain forest in the that is part of the U.S. Forest Service - how cool!
|mr A & I cheesing it up|
|pretty sure this can be cited as the beginning of my obsession with stair photos .....|
In addition, no visit to Puerto Rico as a twenty something would be complete without a trip to the Bacardi Factory. The factory is easy to get to by yourself, or is a common tour offered by many companies (usually as part of an Old San Juan tour). It's of course 100% cheesy, and of no historical value but hey, 'free' booze!
|straight out of the 70's|
Overall, Puerto Rico was a fun place to visit for a weekend away and requires very little planning. So if you're looking for a relaxing weekend gateway, that is a short jaunt (at least from the east coast, and if you survive the flight over the Bermuda triangle) San Juan is a great idea!