San Juan to me was clean streets and colorful buildings,
flags of our country and of the island,
and vistas that made me think I was in the perfect tropical location.
Even the forts and towers were a mixing of worlds
with some parts built hundreds of years ago and others added during new wars and conflicts.
The people of Puerto Rico were so welcoming and happy. The old and young could be found flying kites in the crosswinds. I wanted to join them.
And around every corner of San Juan I was dazzled by the architecture, the people, and even in this urban setting, the birds like the Gray Kingbird below that blends perfectly in with the slate gray walls of the castle.