I woke up today, didn’t know what to do. My mom said, why don’t we go for a walk in el Viejo San Juan (Old san Juan)? At first I thought, is she crazy? It’s so hot outside! But I wanted to get out of the house. I wanted to see the city again. I hadn’t been there in like six months.
I was right, it was really hot, but it has been worse and it looked really nice. I really liked walking around the old city, especially seeing the people flying kites in front of El Morro (Morro Castle), or Castillo San Felipe del Morro (Fort San Felipe del Morro). This fort, named after King Phillip II of Spain, was used to protect the city of San Juan from enemies. After seeing this when we got there, we walked around the city, had lunch, walked a little more, and had piraguas. I do not think you can go to Old San Juan without having a piragua. A piragua is similar to a snow cone. It is crushed ice with fruit flavored syrup.
We saw a lot of people in the city. This was really nice because it means that there is still a lot of tourism around our capital, and our island. Tourism is a very important industry. Puerto Rico has a lot of colorful towns, beautiful beaches, great food, etc. I was born and raised in a beautiful place, and I think people should visit it.
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