Thursday, July 18, 2019

Puerto Rico Travel Diary Day 3

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Happy Thursday! Today, I'm sharing all about our third day in Puerto Rico, a day in Old San Juan. I had seen so many pictures of this area on Pinterest and in other places online. As far as parking goes here, you can definitely find a place to park in the street but the spots are tight and the spaces are limited. We opted to spend the money and park in a valeted parking garage. There are several of them in the area and I think it was totally worth it. 

When we arrived, I was blown away my the beautiful colors and the architecture. I have never seen so many colorful buildings in one place before! It was even brighter than downtown Charleston. The very first place we had to find was the street that was canopied by colorful umbrellas! Paseo de Sombrillas can be found on Fortaleza Street, which is the street that leads up to the official residence of the Governor of Puerto Rico. There are no cars on this streets and the road is made of cobblestones. Such a charming little street!

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north carolina blogger, puerto rico travel guide, where to visit in puerto rico, mom blogger, travel blogger

After we visited the umbrella street, we walked over to Parque de las Palomas to let the girls feed the pigeons. You can buy a container of pigeon food for a dollar. The girls had so much feeding their new friends! I forgot to many pictures during this because I was taking a video of the madness. Olivia even had pigeons landing on her back as she leaned down to grab more food!

One place I knew I wanted to eat at while we were in Old San Juan was the Stuffed Avocado Shop. I'm a big fan of avocados so I knew this was a must try for me! I got the Chipotle Chicken and it was delicious. You can also build you are own stuffed avocado bowl with whatever toppings you love as well. I would definitely recommend this place! 

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north carolina blogger, puerto rico travel guide, where to visit in puerto rico, mom blogger, travel blogger

After we ate, we told the girls we would get them some ice cream to cool off. It was a super hot day, like every day in Puerto Rico! Just a few steps away from the avocado shop, we found Chocolato, a gelato shop that was filled with the most delicious flavors. We sampled a few different flavors and everything was amazing! My favorite was the Strawberry Cream. 

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north carolina blogger, puerto rico travel guide, where to visit in puerto rico, mom blogger, travel blogger

north carolina blogger, puerto rico travel guide, where to visit in puerto rico, mom blogger, travel blogger

north carolina blogger, puerto rico travel guide, where to visit in puerto rico, mom blogger, travel blogger

north carolina blogger, puerto rico travel guide, where to visit in puerto rico, mom blogger, travel blogger

north carolina blogger, puerto rico travel guide, where to visit in puerto rico, mom blogger, travel blogger

north carolina blogger, puerto rico travel guide, where to visit in puerto rico, mom blogger, travel blogger

After gelato, we explored the streets of Old San Juan and walked to El Morro, a fort that dates back to the 1500s. This place is something that you really have to see with your own eyes to really understand how impressive and huge it is. I am a history junkie so I loved walking through the fort and reading more about what each space was used for. Also, the views, even from the bathrooms, were literally breathtaking. So beautiful!

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north carolina blogger, puerto rico travel guide, where to visit in puerto rico, mom blogger, travel blogger

This Puerto Rican flag wall can be found at Calle Imperial. 

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This photo was actually taken in the bathroom at El Morro. I told you it was an incredible view! Everyone who was coming into the bathroom was commenting that they couldn't believe this was the view in the bathroom. 

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north carolina blogger, puerto rico travel guide, where to visit in puerto rico, mom blogger, travel blogger

north carolina blogger, puerto rico travel guide, where to visit in puerto rico, mom blogger, travel blogger

There is also an impressive sized lawn by El Morro that seemed to be a local favorite spot to take a picnic and fly a kite. There were kites everywhere flying and it was super windy. I don't know that a breezy skirt was really the best choice this day, haha!

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This fun mural was our very last stop of the day. By this point, I think we had walked over seven miles! So, those of you who have asked if these gold sandals are comfortable, yes, they are! This wall can be found at 51 Calle San José. We loved this one!

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