The latest issue of XplorZine is out. Issue #5 focuses on cemeteries and I contributed a set of photos of mine from Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Print and digital (free!) copies of the issues are available here: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1127018
So I’m in the midst of converting my old travel site (JGTravels.net) to Travel Tales on this site, which is going to take some time. Of course, new Travel Tales will also be added. Here’s my progress so far:
- Asia – Philippines
- Asia – Singapore
- Asia – Vietnam
- Caribbean – Puerto Rico
- Europe – Belgium
- Europe – Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Europe – Liechtenstein
- Europe – Montenegro
- Mexico & Central America – Belize
- Mexico & Central America – Honduras
- South America – Colombia
If you notice any inaccurate information or typos, or discover any links that aren’t working, please let me know.
The cathedral is one of the oldest buildings in San Juan, located in Old San Juan, and is the second oldest cathedral in the Americas.
The first school in Puerto Rico (and the oldest school in the United States after Puerto Rico became a territory of the United States) was the Escuela de gramática (Grammar School). The school was established by Bishop Alonso Manso in 1513, in the area where the cathedral would later be constructed. The school was free of charge and the courses taught were Latin language, literature, history, science, art, philosophy and theology.
Photo taken March 21, 2012.
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