Exploring Puerto Rico, Part 1: San Juan

One of the many awesome things about living in New York is how easy it is to visit Puerto Rico. I don't know why, but it seems like plane flights are always dirt cheap and its status as a US territory makes things even easier. It's amazing that in the middle of a cold, NY winter you can hop a three hour flight and be in the Caribbean where your phone still works and everyone takes US dollars.

We spent our first day in Old San Juan, noted for it's colorful, colonial architecture, and giant military forts along the sea. We wandered the streets with no specific plan, stopping in coffee shops, saying hi to the alley cats, and enjoying the sea breeze.

My next post will focus on our next few days in between, but we spent the last day in the newer part of San Juan, Condado, where the luxury hotels tower over white sand beaches and the iguanas hang out with you poolside while you sip your piña coladas. Not a bad way to say goodbye!

Thanks to Leica for lending me the D-Lux camera for the trip. It was the perfect travel camera!

Stay tuned for tomorrow's post where we visited one of the top three beaches in the world!