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Wanderlust Wednesday: Puerto Rico en Despacito

Jorja and I would love to announce our new post series: Wanderlust Wednesday. As the name suggests, every two Wednesdays, either Jorja and I will write a place we’d love to go to in the future.

So…maybe you’ve heard of a song called Despacito? No? Have you been living under a rock? Here’s a refresher.

Yes, the song has become an official tourism jingle of Puerto Rico – the US territory in the Caribbean. Don’t let that description deter you – this island has a lot to offer. Being Filipino, I’m fascinated with the shared history that we have with Puerto Rico. San Juan, the capital, has vestiges of old Spanish colonial history – which the Philippines has too.

Old San Juan, Puerto Rico pano

Old San Juan is an example of colonial buildings still in tact, and it’s a wonder to see. During my travels in Sydney and Hobart, old colonial buildings kept me fascinated. The old standing out with new modern buildings.

Calle Imperial

The island also offers natural wonders, which is a plus for me and my increasing interest in eco-tourism. Puerto Rico is full of forests, waterfalls and caves to explore. I’m keen for that!

Camuy Caves Puerto Rico

Cascada La Mina

Of course, one of the draw cards of Puerto Rico, for me, is Latino music. Being the home of Ricky Martin and Luis Fonsi, I’m interested to hear what this island has to offer.

I hope to visit one day!

Oh…have I told you the song Despacito is from Puerto Rico? 😉

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Creative Commons Licensed Photos (In Order of Apperance)

  1. James Willamor – Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.   Licence at
  2. Ian D. Keating – Calle Imperial, Puerto Rico.   Licence at
  3. moonjazz – Camuy Caves Puerto Rico.   Licence at
  4. Bryce Edwards – Cascada La Mina. Licence at
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