Chris and I went to Puerto Rico for a week flying on a new route Norwegian Airways were taking and ours happened to be on their first flight. They provided entertainment at the gate with Salsa Dancers and an appearance by British Golden Boy Bruce Forsyth (which we missed as we went to Nandos.) There was also cute cakes and cocktails too. The flight in itself was fine and pleasant, the air fare was cheap as we opted out of having on board meals and just ate before the 8 hour flight and brought some sandwiches and snacks for the ride. When choosing where to go our criteria was minimal, it had to be cheap and hot, It was definitely hot, however though getting their was cheap everything else wasn't as such. Waahhh.
Our week was split between staying in Old San Juan, visiting El Junque Forest and going to beach island Vieques. Here are some photos from our first couple of days there.
Old San Juan had such beautiful houses, with amazing doorways and windows. We would walk by places for Rent and pick out which ones we wanted to live in, which were most of them to be honest.
Amazing Amazing street art. I wouldn't be surprised if they used this street in a music video or as a photoshoot backdrop.
Old San Juan is pretty easy to walk around though there is a free trolly service that circles the town. We went to visit El Castillo San Felipe del Morro a 16th century citadel built by the Spanish.
You can't see them here but they have iguanas running around on the grass. But beware...they bite!
A little contemplation for the camera here ;)
Little do you know by in the shadows awaited a bunch of people to do the same photo, haha,
Cementerio Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzi
Moooooorrrreeeee houses! Maaaaaaaaaaas casas!
Really nice bar called La Factoria with AMAZING drinks.
We walked a lot around old San Juan but all in all the town was pretty quiet, it may have been more livelier in the newer part of the City but we didn't want to rent a car so stayed around here most of the time as we could walk. Food was ok. You had local places and tourist traps but we felt we were spending a lot of money on food that wasn't special. Maybe we didn't do enough research and maybe our hunger levels led us to the nearest places instead of the best. We did however had some nice coffees in places where they also grew the beans and on the Friday night when it was much more atmospheric Calle San Sebastian was a good evening out.
Seeing as Old San Juan is pretty small and it being quite quiet due to off season we thought we would shell out some dollars and take an excursion to the forest! El Junque was beautiful and luckily we just missed the rain. We drove out there with a guide and a group of others. The tour guide spoke in English and Spanish and MY of MY the Puerto Ricans speak Spanish soooo fast. My minimal clases de español did not prepare me for that.
View being 100.
Hiking chic. We were following a trail and it was tricky taking steps so it you had stop to appreciate your surroundings or fall on your butt.
The hike led to a waterfall and I obviously took a dip, though we would only stay for 15mins. In all the excitement I lost my contact lens but found it later sitting on my cheek,
Downside of just travelling in a couple...not enough photos of us together. Don't watch the hiking outfit though, they recommended these socks.
Part 2 coming soon...
Mama to Maya.
Daughter of Filipinos.
Wife of a Mexican'ish.
Urban heart + Island soul.
Right brained. Left brained.
Likes to see & likes to do.
THIS BLOG WILL SHOW ALL OF THE ABOVE IN SOME SHAPE AND FORM