Puerto Rico

A photo journey through Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico

First stop: Old San Juan

After landing at the Luis Munoz MarĂ­n International Airport near San Juan, we made our way to Old San Juan where we were going to spend a day exploring around since that section of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Lovely blue bricks line many of the streets in Old San Juan.
Looking down towards the city from Castillo San Felipe del Morro.
Plastered face on a very orange wall.
Some sort of vine hanging off a tree.
Shannon took a quick snap of me enjoying the warm weather.
Awesome looking display block letters for a hotel.

We planned our trip last minute and ended up making a random booking. As it turns out it was a great find. The Gallery Inn is the most unique hotel I have ever stayed at. Exotic birds, eclectic atmosphere, and a relaxed approach to living that you can't find in normal hotels. The owner is a sculpture artist and her aesthetic is reflected throughout the property.

The Gallery Inn in Old San Juan is the most amazing and unique place to stay. Exotic birds, amazing resting areas, a little pool...
Another look back up the garden.
Shannon trying to talk to the birds.
All of the rooms and hallways are half indoors and half out. It creates a really unique atmosphere.
San Juan from the roof of The Gallery at night.
Looking out North into the Atlantic Ocean.

El Yunque Rainforest

After some time near Luquillo Beach we decided to do some hiking in the only rainforest protected by the United States. We first went to experience the Juan Diego Falls which did not disappoint, then to Mount Britton.

The first little waterfall we encountered in El Yunque.
A look at the first Juan Diego Falls.
The middle Juan Diego Falls.
The stream that fills the falls below.
Shannon under the waterfall....it is quite strong.
I went further into the waterfall and found out that the water hits you with a lot of force.
The view from the top of the Britton tower was amazing.
Paradise in Puerto Rico. A view from the doorway of the house we rented.

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