DESPACITO … Puerto Rican pride!! La Perla … quite the spot! 🇵🇷
A report from the Agence France Presse.
Something unusual is happening in La Perla, a poor barrio clinging to a steep hillside between Old San Juan and the sea where the video for the pop hit Despacito was filmed.
“The gringos are coming!”
Outsiders were afraid to venture in before, but since Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s mega hit, tourists from all over the world are descending on the narrow streets that wind among La Perla’s brightly coloured houses.
“Despacito?” they inquire.
And the barrio’s residents obligingly point out the locations where the video was filmed: the rocks facing the sea where Fonsi sings the refrain, the sea wall where ex-Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera strolls, the little plaza where men play dominoes — the tables and chairs just as they were in the video.
With the video on the verge of becoming the most watched on YouTube (2.9…
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