My only trip to Puerto Rico was a short lived on. The last stop on a 10 day cruise, we were only in the city of San Juan for a few hours. My roommate and I took advantage of the port area by spending those few hours walking around town: browsing the local shops, tasting decadent Spanish cuisine, and mingling with the adoring locals. During our travels of the city we found some interesting places and met some even better people. However, one place stuck out the most. Although tucked into the corner of a side street, Blue Lotus seemed to attract a few tourists. Making our way into the store I was blown away by the unique set up and collected works of art displayed throughout the small store. Filled with cultural antiques and collectables, Blue Lotus is home to various one-of-a-kind pieces that the owner himself, a fine man from Canada, has collected over years of travel. I loved this place so much I stopped back in for a few more purchases before heading back to the ship. The owner was not only friendly, but also well educated in the countries he traveled. This fine place was the start of my personal Buddha collection and featured some of the most interesting and well crafted sculptures I have ever seen. Although some things were probably imported, most he had collected himself. If you are ever within the port area of the city, this place is highly recommended!
I will keep searching for the exact address.
On Sun Apr 5, 2009 | Permalink