About a month ago Miguel and I took a trip to Puerto Rico. At the time, I did not have a blog, but I do feel like it’s a trip worth blogging about. In early January I was hit with the “travel bug” as I like to call it. Unfortunately, I get hit with the travel bug quite frequently but do not have the time or funds to go anywhere. But, we decided that if we eventually want to see parts of the world, we should start sooner rather than later.
Puerto Rico was amazing and surprisingly affordable. We stayed in a hostel in San Juan, which exceeded my expectations in every way possible.
I’m telling you, it’s breathtaking and adorable. Yes I said it—adorable!
I mean just look at the buildings and shops and colors! Ok but enough about the Puerto Rico being cute. While we were there, we obviously wanted to do some touristy things. So, we decided to climb a mountain in the rain. My advice: don’t ever do this. The higher up you are, the colder the water is. Here is an awesome pic we took while we were up at the top, though.
As you can see, we were unable to get the view we were hoping for because it was raining. We were basically in a cloud. Regardless, hiking is an AWESOME workout and my legs were sore the next day, so I told myself it was worth it in the end.
Besides hiking, we went sailing, explored El Morro (an old Spanish fortress), lounged on the beach, and discovered the glory of San Juan.
The view from our hostel balcony:
All and all, we had a fabulous time. As I’m reflecting on my trip, I’m thinking that maybe the title of this post is a bit much. Maybe it wasn’t the trip of a lifetime, but for me, it marked the start of my travels. Puerto Rico showed me a whole new culture, new foods and new adventures. I hope you all consider traveling there at some point.