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Friday Postcard: San Juan, Puerto Rico

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The cemetery of Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis is one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world, but also rather problematic to reach. The only way in is through La Perla, a rough neighborhood of San Juan outside of the city walls.  La Perla’s problematic history and relative isolation have lead to high crime rates and tourists are often warned to stay away. This picture was taken from the other side of the cemetery, on the walls of the Spanish fort Saint Cristobal.

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9 Responses to Friday Postcard: San Juan, Puerto Rico

  1. Andrea January 15, 2010 at 1:59 PM #

    YAY!! Puerto Rico! Why not upload a picture of Daddy Yankee ;)

    • Steph January 15, 2010 at 2:02 PM #

      Maybe I should do a post on how to befriend reggaeton superstarsat random beachside bars.

  2. Gray January 15, 2010 at 10:39 PM #

    That is such a gorgeous photo. Thanks for posting it right before my trip to San Juan! You’ve put me in the right frame of mind. :-)
    .-= Gray´s last blog ..San Juan, Here I Come! =-.

    • Steph January 17, 2010 at 2:49 PM #

      Sure thing, enjoy Puerto Rico!

  3. Pearl January 18, 2010 at 12:58 AM #

    Wow!
    So very inspirational.
    .-= Pearl´s last blog ..Bright Star =-.

  4. spainishrampage February 24, 2010 at 6:23 PM #

    i’m a tour guide here in Old San Juan,just to correct you, you don’t have to go through la perla to see the cemetary,it’s very safe during the day, let me break it down, if a tourist gets robbed that brings heat to the drug trade in la perla and thats not good for them,so they have an unwritten rule that tourist and locals alike are not to be touched or bothered in this vicinity,

    • Steph February 24, 2010 at 8:05 PM #

      Great thanks for the info!

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