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Sunday, March 20, 2016

The Historical San Juan - Puerto Rico!

When Christopher Columbus landed in Puerto Rico in 1493, he named the island "San Juan Bautista" in honor of John the Baptist. In 1508, the Spanish government appointed Juan Ponce de Leon as the first governor of the island. He founded Pueblo Viejo, - the original settlement which became Spain's most important military outpost in the Caribbean. The original settlement was relocated a year later to a coastal islet close by the site now presently called Old San Juan.

San Juan is the capital city of Puerto Rico and considered to be the most populous city in Puerto Rico. It was founded in 1521 by Juan Ponce de Leon who later named it city of Puerto Rico which means "rich port".
Puerto Rico's capital city is known to be the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction although some agree that St. Augustine, Florida, founded in 1565 in the U.S. continent is the oldest city.

At present, San Juan is known as the walled city and is one of the best and biggest natural harbors in the Caribbean, and also known as the 2nd oldest European-founded city in the Americas. San Juan flag was officially adopted on March 8, 1948. The flag displays the coat of arms symbol of the city in the center of it.

Being known as the walled city, it expanded its walled confines in the 20th century which included Santurce, Condado, Miramar, Rio Piedras and Hato Rey.

The San Juan metropolitan area has also 3 distinct areas; - the Old San Juan, the beach/resort area and other communities like Rio Piedras, Santurce, Hato Rey and Puerta de Tierra. Metropolitan areas of San Juan has large facilities for the production of petroleum, sugar, brewing and distillery, cement, metal products, clothing, pharmaceuticals and tobacco, making San Juan as the largest processing center in the island.
San Juan is as well the country's financial capital where many U.S. banks and corporations hold offices and distributing centers there. 
It is also one of the busiest port in the Caribbean, the center of Caribbean shipping and the 2nd largest sea port in the area.

Tourism wise, there are lots of points of interest worth visiting in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Some highlights to visit are; the Old San Juan, the Forts, Parks, museums, historical buildings and landmarks, and other festivals and events.





As a tourist, it will be up to you to discover when you visit. Every tourist spot has its own rich historical past to tell. So pack your cameras and journals when you're planning to step on San Juan. A day or two of a visit wouldn't be enough! So plan your length of stay as well! :)

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Ultimate Protection For DJ Equipments


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The cover is properly produced for an exact fit on the equipment making it safer and stronger protection for your gear. Check the various designs for more choices.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Best of Barbados Tour (via Royal Caribbean)

Here is a 3.5-hour scenic drive tour that takes you to picturesque views and historical lamdmarks of Barbados' best! It's a splendid beauty hidden in one of the Caribbean's paradise.
One of the visits will be a scenic drive going to the Gun Hill Signal Station which is located at the center of the island of Barbados.

Gun Hill, - a former lookout and military post during WWII offers a wonderful panoramic views of the island! 



You will experience standing on the same exact location where those who protected the island once stood while at the same time discover the historical past through your tour guide as he tells the stories behind. AT the Gun Hill Signal is also a famous lion sculpture made of limestone by Captain Wilkenson in 1868.


Depending on your itinerary, you might also see the residence of the governor-general; - the Ilaro Court; - the Prime Minister's official residence and the statue of Bussa which was constructed in 1986 commemorating the deliverance from slavery.
Some tours don't include the two. Others would include a visit to the seaside UNESCO World Heritage Site, - the Historic Charles Fort.

Another stop is a visit to St. John's Church. The church is located 800 ft. above sea level, with a breath taking look out of the Atlantic Coast and the southernmost tip of Barbados island. The church was built in 1831, and has interior tombs built for prominent islanders at the colonial era site at the side and back of the church. It is also in this church where you can see the burial place of Ferdinando Paleolgus who is a descendant of Emperor Constantine the Great, and whose family was driven away from the throne of Constantinople by the Turks.








You will also be visiting the Flower Forest, - a lovely garden with many tropical colors of various flora as you come up close to them. It offers picturesque, relaxing scene for many visitors with an additional bonus of information as you will discover and learn about the medicinal uses and history of many plants in the garden. 
You will also see the tree called "Pride of Barbados". These are thousands of colorful blooms grown and displayed at Flower Forest within its 6-acre size surrounded by the countryside.


Overlooking from one part of the garden as well is the highest point of Barbados at 1,115 ft. above sea level.
At the end of your garden tour, you'll be offered with a complimentary beverage...relaxing!