A little substitute of Old San Juan

 

My fashion:

Dress: Amazon Fashion
Hat: Amazon Fashion
Shoes: Old Navy
Bag: Forever 21 
Sunglasses: Elektroshock

 

It’s no secret that I love Puerto Rico and especially Old San Juan. I really miss my little walks and just getting lost there. I also recently was able to immerse myself in the beautiful art of Bomba dancing and I miss it very much. It helped me understand the history and also go out of my comfort zone. The virus situation interrupted my new passion… This beautiful mural next to me on Calle Loiza is so beautiful made me smile and is just a small substitute for now.

This beautiful mural was a part of an event that I was lucky to see a few years ago. A group of artists created a wall showing the history and culture of Puerto Rico. The culture of Puerto Rico is so colorful and vibrant as the murals are.

The murals have four very characteristic and important things for Puerto Ricans:

  1. La Garita. The Guard Tower of El Morro or San Cristobal. 500-year history and a symbol of Puerto Rico and also one of the most Instagramable things in Old San Juan
  2. Coqui. The Puerto Rican mascot. The little frog is a symbol of the Island and its powerful and distinctive sound is something you can only hear here in the Caribbean.
  3. Puerto Rican flag. Yes the flags are important for every country but the way Puerto Ricans love and celebrate their flag is on a different level. You will see flags all over the place. For example on murals or houses.
  4. Bomba. It is both traditional dance and music. Its origins are rooted in the island’s history of Afro-Puerto Rican culture. It is very expressive and beautiful

This little walk is just as colorful and beautiful like almost everything here on the Island. Can’t wait to travel around it more…

xoxox

Patinka

Nie jest tajemnicą, że kocham Portoryko, a zwłaszcza Stare Miasto. Naprawdę tęsknię za moimi małymi spacerami i nie mogę się doczekać kiedy  się tam znowu znajdę. Niedawno mogłam też zanurzyć się w pięknej sztuce tańca Bomba i bardzo mi jej brakuje. Pomogło mi to zrozumieć historię, a także wyjść z mojej strefy komfortu. Sytuacja wirusowa przerwała moją nową pasję … Ten piękne graffitti obok mnie jest  sprawił, że się uśmiechnąłam i na razie jest tylko małą namiastką ale musi mi wystarczyć.

Ten piękny mural był częścią wydarzenia, które miałam szczęście zobaczyć kilka lat temu. Grupa artystów stworzyła ścianę pokazującą historię i kulturę Puerto Rico. Kultura Puerto Rico jest tak kolorowa i żywa jak te murale.

Te graffitti mają cztery bardzo charakterystyczne i ważne rzeczy dla Portorykańczyków:

  1. La Garita. Wieża strażnicza El Morro lub San Cristobal. 500-letnia historia i symbol Portoryko, a także jedna z najbardziej instagramowych rzeczy w Starym San Juan
  2. Coqui. Maskotka z Portoryko. Mała żaba jest symbolem wyspy, a jej potężny i charakterystyczny dźwięk słychać tylko tutaj na Karaibach.
  3. Flaga Portoryko. Tak, flagi są ważne dla każdego kraju, ale sposób, w jaki Portorykańczycy kochają i świętują swoją flagę, jest na innym poziomie. Wszędzie zobaczysz flagi. Na przykład na malowidłach ściennych lub domach.
  4. Bomba. Jest to zarówno tradycyjny taniec, jak i muzyka. Jego początki są zakorzenione w historii kultury afro-portorykańskiej wyspy. Jest bardzo wyrazisty i piękny.

Ten mały spacer jest równie kolorowy i piękny jak prawie wszystko tutaj na wyspie. Nie mogę się doczekać, aby podróżować więcej …

xoxox

Patinka

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