What an odd experience; he didn't allow us in. We were a group of 6 adults; one Puerto Rican, five Indians. The owner didn't allow us in, he stated that my wife (the one PR local) cursed at him, she didn't, we had kids with us. We wanted to look at, and maybe purchase, a Ganesh statue/figure and/or painting. He shut the door on my brother-in-law's face...made a huge deal about the fact we had, and used that as a pretense to not allow us in. This all in a highly traveled tourist area. How does this guy make money if he decides who is allowed in and who isn't...very unfortunate experience in our PR, the only bad part of our trip. Don't believe he is a local, leaves a bad taste in the minds of tourist, he is an outlier.
On Thu Aug 21, 2014 | Permalink
This owner, who sells Hindu relics in his store is actually very Racist against Indians. My friends and I walked in and he immediately started walking right behind us saying no touching, no pictures. (He stands by the door and watches you as soon as you walk in). When we got fed up of his stalking and told him we were leaving, he all of a sudden snapped and said, "good. You are trash. Go back to India and lice on the streets". This man is a horrible human being. Beware. He will turn on you and become very nasty.
On Mon Mar 3, 2014 | Permalink
Este negocio se llama Blue Lotus. Es en la Tanca en VSJ. Entre cn mi nieto y el americano dueño me boto x que no aceptan niños. Me regaño x que se supone que sepamos ingles y que leamos los letreros entre otras barbaridades que dijo. Denle share para que sepa que debe respetar a la gente de PR. No lo auspicien.
On Sat Dec 28, 2013 | Permalink
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