Panoramica to La Parguera

31
Dec
2009

At the lunch counter of the most excellent “Sieglo XX” in old San Juan (where the flan is to die for, btw), we met a lovely young woman who suggested we visit a place called “La Parguera”. We hadn’t heard of it before but are nothing if not adventurous, so we decided to head out the next day, take in part of the famous “Ruta Panorámica“, and head over the the other side of the island for a look see. The Ruta was mostly covered in fog and alas, not very panoramica at all. It was also very twisty and turny. This, combined with Josh’s amphetamine-around-every-corner style of driving made me almost hurl, many times over. I was fortunately mostly recovered by the time we descended into La Parguera. We hadn’t realized before getting there that this was no ordinary beach, but a series of lovely small islands off the coast. So we negotiated a boat ride and spent two hours on one of the loveliest tiny islands I have ever seen. And for most of the time there, we were completely alone. There was literally no one else on the island. It was beautiful and calm and I had a great mediation here. I highly recommend this place.

Old San Juan

31
Dec
2009

Here is the first of several slideshows from our trip to Puerto Rico. This one is all in the oldest part of San Juan (one of the oldest colonial cities in the Americas btw):

Back in NYC, just in time for NYE

31
Dec
2009

We had a totally amazing time in Puerto Rico. It was a much more interesting place than I had been led to believe by the multiple questions along the lines of  “What are you going to do there with so many days?” and statements like “You will be bored.” It will take several days to organize all the pictures and info, so I will be blogging about it bit by bit over the coming days. Stay tuned.

And although Josh was bemoaning coming back to winter weather, there is a beautiful snow falling in the city right now, and I love it. What will the new year bring? I think that is up to each of us, but one subject that has been occupying my thoughts a lot recently is finances. I really need to get mine in better order in the coming year. I have been living beyond my means (an easy thing to do here in New York, especially when one’s means aren’t all that great to start with).  In the coming year I will try to get that house in better order, while staying with my overall low consumption aesthetic. It may mean having to find a full time job and give up the freelancing for a bit.

Status Updates for 2009-12-29

29
Dec
2009
  • Yes, bartender, I did indeed order a "White Lace". I rest secure in my
    manhood. And yes, I feel pretty. #
  • I love Puerto Rico and the people here, it will be a little sad to leave tomorrow. #
  • Odd to see mormon missionary boys in Rincon #
  • Stubbed and slashed open my left big toe today on a metal grate…I should just have my feet removed, it is crazy how often this happens #

Status Updates for 2009-12-28

28
Dec
2009
  • Man the sea water in PR is salty! After swimming all day i feel it crusted on me, sure that I look like Lot's wife. #
  • The minivan with wings we took to get here wasn't bad at all #

Status Updates for 2009-12-27

27
Dec
2009
  • Josh and I have decided to name our apartment "Casa Homofongo" #
  • On the beach in Condado and my iPod shuffles to "me and Julio down by the schoolyard". Perfection. #
  • There are a surprising number of people we meet out that are from Ohio. #

Status Updates for 2009-12-26

26
Dec
2009
  • It is a little worrying when they ask for your exact weight when booking a flight #
  • Jeez, is this La Concha or the Catskills? #
  • Alchohol is the only thing keeping me regular in this land of no salads, bran, or vegetables #

Status Updates for 2009-12-24

24
Dec
2009
  • The road was so twisty and windy, I was going to tweet that I was about throw up, but that seriously would have pushed me over the edge #