Thursday, May 19, 2016

Puerto Rico - Day 2

Day 2 : We woke up in the morning , had breakfast of bread and jam (which we had bought the previous day) got ready and then went to Old San Juan. I had heard that parking here is difficult, luckily we got a spot near the Old Fort and we set out to visit the cemetery at the bottom and then walked our way atop the fort.
Weather was cloudy and very pleasant, we took lots of pictures here, my baby boy being the photographer for a change. We also saw a very big iguana over here, it was the first of the many iguanas that we saw. After posing for a lot of pics and going around the fort we walked back to our car. We then drove to the Old San Juan town and wanted to find a place to park but unfortunately there was no parking space, we drove in 3-4 lanes and then decided instead of going around in circles to find a place little further. thus we drove out and found some cozy restaurants on the street side. luckily we got parking and we ordered our food and drinks. it was very breezy and windy and a glorious day to be out in the open. Kids were running around, while we had our food.

We were very relaxed and just spend a lot of time there, then we decided to visit a Kids museum in the town and drove back, but again parking was full and it was time for the museum to close, so we just drove back to our hotel and rested. Dinner we eat some rice mixed with tomato chutney that I had packed. We had a Bioluminiscence tour planned for the nite. it was a 1 hr drive , so we left by 6:30 and reached the place by 7:30 pm. Our tour(mine and Ritvik) was at 8:30 pm. We were all taken in a boat and we would drive through the mangroves to the Bioluminiscence Bay. It was pitch dark and we saw a lot of Iguanas on the trees, there were a lot of kayaks that were also going through. Our guide Mario gave us a good talking tour all the while and he and Ritvik became good friends. Once we reached the Bay, if we put our hands in the water it would glow, it was because of a special kind of bacteria there which emitted light on contact. We were there for quite some time and then returned back where my dear baby and hubby were waiting. it was 10 pm by then and we drove back to our hotel.

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