Blogs from Puerto Rico, Central America Caribbean - page 12


9.8.2009 San Juan on rakentunut sillä tavalla, että sen keskustassa on Ocean Parkiksi kutsuttu alue, jossa Hosteria del Markin sijaitsee. Kivenheiton päässä on muukin kaupunki, muun muassa Puerto Ricon taidemuseo. San Juanin historialliseen vanhaan kaupunkiin pääsee pyörällä puolessa tunnissa. (Kävelyreissu katkesi siihen, että ensin tuli vastaan pelikaani, joka ei pelännyt minua yhtään ja sitten joko skorpioni, jumalattoman iso hämähäkki tai tarantella. Se oli ison miehen kämmenen kokoinen, karvainen, oranssinvihreä ja liikkui iljettävän hitaasti sivuttain.) Kuulostaa vaaralliselta, että pyörän vuokrasin, mutta poljen paljon mieluummin oikeaa pyörää ja katselen maisemia, kuin menisin ylikalliille kuntosalille polkemaan kuntopyörää. Meressä uinti vähän sattui. Atlantin aallot ovat vielä liian rajuja minulle. Ja kyllä - pyöräily on vaarallis... read more
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I have visited Puerto Rico on many occasions to visit my friend, Jeanine - here are some photos!... read more
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Jeanine's Beach

Fin d’une autre étape…. De retour au bateau après trois jours d’auto, nous découvrons que nous rapportons plus que des photos de notre périple….. Jean-Pierre d’abord, puis moi, sommes affectés par une diarrhée carabinée!! Nous cherchons la cause; nous croyons que c’est le petit déjeuner pris dans un kiosque au bord de la rue, dans La Vega. Une pochette de poulet frite dans l’huile et un grand verre de jus frais (bien recherché par les mouches….lors de la préparation) sont, il nous semble, une source probable de quelque chose qui ressemble à une salmonellose. Nous nous bourrons d’Imodium (efficace sur les symptômes mais non curatif). Le lundi 18 mai, nous faisons nettoyer la coque d’Absaroque; les coques et les vers ont tapissé sa coque malgré qu’elle soit recouverte d’une peinture anti-salissure supposée très efficace. Le mardi, ... read more
Le long de la côte, avec les gros nuages
Puerto Plata et sa montagne
La barre de secours

Oh Dear I'm So Irresponsible. I've procrastinated enough I must start packing up my bags for tomorrow. I'm not sure what I should bring because the weather there is so different there compared to here; Right now according to the Temperature here in Lajas, P.R. is 79F and in Portland Maine it's right now 50F which personally is really freaking cold, but since it's 12:41 in the morning I guess it should be. So I'm going to bring warm clothing cause I'm a miserable person when I'm cold. Hopefully I don't forget to bring anything important... Well I'll leave you here, I have to get some sleep I have to wake up in 4 hours to start my trip to San Juan to go to the airport and from there I can only guess.... read more

19 April 2009. This is the first full day at sea. The Celebrity Summit is a curious boat; it shimmies and shakes, somewhat like a train on a rough track. Connie says it’s rather like sleeping on a block of Jell-O and having someone move the plate. Yes, the boat was there. Slipped in during the night or evening before along with another from a different company. From the Condado area to the Pan American pier was a $15 taxi ride. On one side of a spit of land is a commercial airport, probably and old military field, still used by the Puerto Rico Air National Guard. A new hotel is rising by the entrance to the field where there is also a very nice new convention center. On the other side of the neck of ... read more
The Summit
Sardine time
San Juan Panorama


17 April 17, 2009 You may take all the precautions you wish. The more you protect yourself, the less convenient it becomes for you to pass through airport security. The wonderfully wired and thick PacSafe 200 DayPack makes the gear inside difficult to view on the scanner. So, all you have carefully packed in a certain order and layered for maximum protection of fragile items, including lenses, will be taken out one-by-one and given a thorough swipe test—a special swab that picks up chemicals such as those used in making bombs or bullets, I suppose, which are then put in a sniffer. Afterward the TSA lady said, take all the time you need to repack. Thank goodness I was early for the flight. San Juan! The food is still good and the coffee is great, however, ... read more
Empty and molding
Condado Beach

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Puerto Rico, 31 mars 2009 N’allez surtout pas croire que nous vous avions oubliés. Nous nous sommes simplement adaptés au rythme du Sud. Nous sommes à Puerto Rico depuis près de deux semaines. Bien que ce soit un état Américain, nous avons plutôt l’impression d’être dans un pays à part entière. Mais revenons en arrière. À l’origine, nous pensions ne rester que quelques semaines dans les Bahamas. Nous y sommes restés deux mois. Nous y avons d’abord eu la visite de Karl, le neveu de Monique, pour une semaine. Monique pensait avoir bien provisionné le bateau pour cette semaine, mais elle ne se doutait pas des ravages qu’un athlète de 18 ans peut faire dans un frigo. Jean, qui a deux garçons, s’y attendait un peu… Karl fut d’une autonomie exemplaire. Heureusement puisqu’il mangeait 5 fois ... read more
Karl en exploration sur l'île
Découverte d'un bernard-l'hermite
Préparation d'un succulent souper par Laurent

On tuesday evening the 3rd it started raining. The next day we wanted to rent a car, but when we looked out of the window it was still raining. So change of plan then. The main reason for this trip is to go to the Word baseball classic games. We allready made a reservation for the tickets, but they need to be picked up at the baseball stadion (Hiram Bithorn). Since it's a bad day for making photos or siteseeing, we can do that today. First stop is the busstop. We expected the bus to come several times in an hour, but waited 40 minutes before the bus arrives. Recently they changed the schedule, so it's not so clear to us when the busses are coming now. We thought we could go straight to the stadion, ... read more
Hiram Bithorn Baseball stadion, San Juan

Monday the second was a nice day, the sun was shining and it was warm. After the Starbucks discovery, we just walked in the neighbourhood of our hotel. The beach is only 30 meters from the hotel, it's not big, but looks nice. You only can't swim there, it's too dangerous. The part of San Juan we're in is called Condado. It's an old part of the town (but not so old as Old San Juan). They do a lot of reconstruction and we see quite a lot of new, expensive hotels around our hotel. The first 9 days of the holiday we are just in an old hotel called El Canario by the sea. It only has 25 rooms, breakfast is nothing (only some bread with butter and jam, cornflakes with milk and coffee tea ... read more
Fuerte San Christobal
Exhibition Yannus Arthus Bertrand
Nice houses in Old San Juan

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