San Juan Through Different Eyes

“Travel changes you. As you move through this world and this life, you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life and travel leave marks on you”….Anthony Bourdain

San Juan Puerto Rico was my first solo vacation/project. I had just turned 40, newly married and spiraling out of control, head first into a mid life crisis. Thank God for Jet Blue’s once in a lifetime All You Can Jet Pass. I’m sure that’s when the bug bit me. My first destination was Old San Juan, my companion, a behemoth DSL camera and all it’s necessary components. You could see me coming a mile away with my oversized roll along, a carry on, and personal item stumbling over the steel blue cobblestones, map in hand. I looked like I was straight out of a Chelsea Handler novel.

I returned today to Viejo San Juan with the same excitement and anticipation, only much more travel savvy. Puerto Rico and I had endured our worst storms since our last meeting. Continue reading “San Juan Through Different Eyes”