Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Travel Tuesday - Old San Juan


Until we start traveling again, I will fall back on random photos from past travels.  Before moving to DC, I had a consulting contract with a national membership organization for retired persons, to do training for them.  Yes, that organization, membership starts at 50, and they have dropped retired from their official name.  

Over 7 years, I did about 30 programs for them, most of them in routine places, a few places I am glad I went to, but hope I never have to go back to.  But there were a few really spectacular venues.  Alaska, California, Montana, and Old San Juan Puerto Rico.  

The training in San Juan was held at the Hilton on the water.  My room had a view of the waves crashing on the rocks.  The hosts were warm and welcoming.  The audience were bilingual,  I am not, so the program was in English.  We used simultaneous translation for question and answer time (an amazing experience.) 

I was only there a couple of nights.  I barely left the hotel. But everything I saw, and everyone I met, makes me want to go back.   

9 comments:

  1. The first trip SG and I took together was to San Juan, three months after we met.

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    1. A great start to a life of travel

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  2. That's an interesting place to visit and to be a trainer. Foreign climes really. The Blackpool Hilton was not like I expected a Hilton Hotel to be, but wow, the service and included breakfast were just brilliant.

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    1. The lobby of the Caribe Hilton is open to the outside on the street side, very tropical, very welcoming.

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  3. I have never been to Puerto Rico, but I hope to go someday. Maybe they will be the 51st state?

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  4. What a great experience. I think it would be nice to visit there.

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    1. It is beautiful and the people were so nice

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