A sample of my trip to Puerto Rico a few weeks ago: The locals were SUPER NICE, the weather was PERFECT, the beach was FABULOUS, the food was EXQUISITE and although it got me sick one of the days, nothing was going to keep me from getting out of my hotel room and explore the old San Juan and EL MORRO, two of the most beautiful and antique landmarks Puerto Rico has to offer. To top it off, we danced to the best SALSA music from the best and most renown Salsa bands in the world. The best salsa dancing for me in years!
First stop right off the plane: A Peruvian restaurant. My first meal in Puerto Rico was Peruvian!!! That’s what happens when your travel companion is Peruvian and it’s her birthday celebration the reason why you’ve came to the island. No room for disagreements here, so I must be a pretty good friend.
I had “aji de gallina” lasagna, which is like a chicken lasagna with a special white sauce and three types of cheeses. It was DELICIOUS. Can’t remember what the name of her dish was but it was sort of like a very thin grilled steak over a mixture of rice, beans and plantains. It was very good, too.
Our beach front view
Playing in the waves and fun with the camera. Experimenting if, after three kids, those long hours at the gym have payed off at all…
A night at a local eatery -you know me and my necessity to get immersed in the local culture when I travel-
In case you are wondering, the sign says: alive oysters and clams.” Think that was going to scare me from indulging myself in a seafood mofongo? Maybe it should have, because to make a long story short, I spent the next day with the worst travelers diarrhea I’ve ever had. But I survived!
The girls with our Puerto Rican friend Cynthia
Me and Liz. I should have eaten her fish instead. With head and everything…(HA!)
A rainy day in the streets of beautiful Old San Juan. Loved its cobblestone streets and low rise balconies. Without a doubt, it hit close to home and Cartagena, with its colonial architecture and vivid colors.
Sancocho with Patacon (fried green plantains) YUM!!!!
At EL MORRO
Salsa dancing nights
And then it was time to get back to the family, the kids and the usual chores that keep you grounded. But already looking forward to my next trip. Any suggestions?