Dusk at Fort El Morro

First time visitors to Old San Juan cannot leave without visiting El Morro. It's one of Puerto Rico's most enduring symbols but in all honestly, once you've explored and wandered throughout it's interior once, I recommend to bypass the opportunity to do it again on your next visit and instead tour the outside grassy mounds at sundown.

The castle is beautifully crafted and backed up with some amazing history and while the landmark hasn't changed a bit since my last visit, I at least wanted to walkaway with an unconventional perspective of this prominent setting.

Often times the view of a new place is limited to the cleaned-up and sometimes-Americanized tourist culture that is presented to us in brochures and on this family vacation, I like to think we've done a decent job in exploring other municipalities and non-touristy places around Puerto Rico.