Published: January 17th 2012January 17th 2012
Matt and i decided to take a last minute trip to Puerto Rico to cure some of the post-travel and cold-weather blues. A decent amount of time separated now and last time we traveled to somewhere without specific purpose. It was time for something - easy, close, whatever. Something. Preferrably not cold. With two weeks notice, we booked ourselves into the Intercontinental on Isla Verde for a few days of beach, sun, and sleep. Our friends Danielle and Rick, the couple who came to visit us in Hong Kong, came with us, which made it a fun weekend with friends.
It was a happy coincidence that the weekend we were in PR was the same weekend of the San Sebastian festival, the biggest festival in Puerto Rico. Its somewhat similar to Mardi Gras in that people flock to Old San Juan to listen to music, dance, eat from various food stalls and drink in the streets. Traffic was heavy and confusion was high, since there are so many places set up with food and music that its hard to navigate. Gladly, we headed to bar to get away from the crowds. The drinks helped us get into the festival spirit.
At the end of the night, it was a good thing I can speak some Spanish since it was impossible to find cabs to get back to Isla Verde from Old San Juan.
There are more photos below