This Saturday morning, I happen to be in Puerto Rico! I’m here for work, but so excited to see and experience a new place since I’ve never been. We are staying in Old Town San Juan, in this amazing hotel called El Convento. It’s an old convent, and has so much charm, character, and history. My kind of place ;).
Yesterday we had some time to walk around and explore, waiting for the rest of the crew to arrive. We were lucky enough to experience a heavy rain storm as we were making our way back to the hotel – crazy rain, and I couldn’t see three feet in front of me the fog was so thick! But it cleared up and made for a beautiful sunset, as storms always do.
A few things I’ve learned in the short time I’ve been here:
- It’s tradition to clap when your plane lands in Puerto Rico.
- Puerto Ricans in general really want to become a state (at least the ones I’ve talked to so far!)
- Plantain mash is a thing they like to eat, and it’s good.
- I learned what a Coquí frog is…and what it sounds like. It makes this funny little call, allllll night…which apparently is the male’s mating call? Persistant little buggers.
Pretty much everywhere you look, every corner you turn, there’s another place to take a picture. It’s a photographer’s dream! Today we shot just within a block of our hotel, and there were so many good spots. Here are a few iPhone snaps from today and yesterday…I can’t wait to see the REAL pictures ;).