Sunday, January 24, 2016

Puerto Rico

One of the best parts of living in London was the ability to take last minute (and cheap) little vacations. I haven't done much traveling since then. Luckily, a few weeks ago, Andrey's boss suggested he take a vacation before beginning his company's new project in Saudi Arabia. Our options were limited because my passport was at home in New York, which led us to take a lovely last-minute trip to Puerto Rico!

We both took the opportunity to unplug from our phones for the week, so we didn't take many pictures, but here are a few we did manage to snap:
The lovely view from our room. Our hotel was actually quite empty - we were often the only people in the pool. Even the shaded front-row beach chairs were only half-occupied! It was an unexpected advantage of staying from Sunday to Thursday, and I definitely want to travel on those days from now on!
We took a local bus to spend two of the days in Old San Juan. It was absolutely gorgeous! This is the view from Castillo de San Cristóbal, one of the two main forts in the historical district.
We also walked around the city's walls...
...which are covered in stray cats!
In addition to Old San Juan, we really enjoyed the gorgeous sunsets, the pool's swim-up bar, and spending hours in the shockingly warm, clear blue ocean full of fantastic waves (Andrey still has the boogie boarding scrapes to prove it!).
Hope we'll get to go back soon!