To begin, we can just go ahead and state the obvious; I am terrible at keeping up with my blog. I totally apologize. I have been in vacation mode.
I just got back from Puerto Rico! For those of you who might still be trying to find a fun place to honeymoon to, I’d like to offer San Juan as a suggestion. Let me give you a run down of the fun places to explore.
First off, if you want to really experience San Juan, you need to steer clear of those big fancy resorts. They are overpriced and there is nothing unique about them. We stayed at a place called the At Wind Chimes Inn. It was a 22 room hotel that felt more like a bed an breakfast. Surrounded by a private wall, it provided security and a feeling of a more cozy atmosphere. They had a small pool and a bar as well. They even had a house cat. Pretty darn adorable.
We were located one block from the beach, which was gorgeous. The beach was literally empty the majority of the time we were there. Luuuuxxxurrrrryyyyyyy!
We explored the island for 4 days straight and saw so many cool sights! My favorite area was certainly Old San Juan. I’m a sucker for history and this was the place to find it all!!! The cobblestone streets and the boutiques throughout the area were really fantastic.
Oh and the FOOD! Lord! So good. Just keep walking, you will never regret all of that fried food once you’ve walked for 6 miles a day. Take a note here: Order the Mofongo. You will not regret it. Mofongo is a fried plantain-based dish. It is typically made with fried green plantains mashed together in a pilón, with broth, garlic, olive oil, and pork cracklings or bits of bacon. AMAZING!!!
When you’re done eating all of the Mofongo you can find, be sure to keep an eye out for the really awesome street art. The colors are outstanding. I think I liked the street art more than I enjoyed the art in the actual Art Museum of Puerto Rico.
We spent one entire day touring El Yunque National Rainforest. It was pretty incredible and our tour guide was awesome.
Overall, I would say it was a lovely week of exploring and I would certainly recommend a visit to those who haven’t gone. The best part is, since Puerto Rico is part of the U.S., there is no need to deal with getting a passport or going through customs. It’s a nice, stress-free trip! If anyone might be considering this as a honeymoon option, please reach out to me. I would be happy to give you some suggestions on where to go and how to save some cash while you’re out there.
So please do forgive me for not blogging. My brain is still on vacation. 🙂