To Paradise and Back

I just got back from a long trip to my newest favorite city – San Juan, Puerto Rico. I knew it was going to be a special place, but I didn’t expect to fall in love with it so urgently

Cemetery on the ocean

Brightly painted buildings in San Juan

Atop the fort wall

Plaza full of birds

Wild cat on the rocks near the fort

Fort wall

Old tree

Closeup of a fountain

Mofongo, a traditional Puerto Rican dish… so delicious

The beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico

Learning to surf…

The city’s charm is disarming, the kind that makes you look around for apartments to rent because you can’t possibly imagine leaving.

San Juan was founded by Spanish colonists in 1521 – this history is apparent in the main part of the city by the picturesque colonial buildings and the narrow cobblestone streets that with age have turned a magical gunmetal blue.

The colors surrounding you in San Juan, the blues in the sky, the greens in the trees and plants, the yellows in the streets, are impossibly bright – and somehow the constant 88F temperatures and ever-present sun are never too hot. Everything just seems so perfect, including the inviting and friendly people, specially my friend’s mom, the sweetest woman in the city, and our guide in this island of enchantment.