April 28, 2012
A whole week separates me from San Juan… a week of post-travel fatigue, landing sickness, migraines, 3 presentations, skipped meals, coffee+coke+sprite+fanta (downed in one morning)… etcetcetc. I finally had the chance to sit down today and go through photos of the trip. And by jove, it was awesome.
We landed in PR last friday afternoon, checked into our hotel and immediately headed to the beach. Since I’d been up until 4 in the morning that day, finishing up work that I otherwise would’ve done throughout the weekend, I collapsed onto a beach chair and immediately lost consciousness.
We got a pretty phenomenal view from our balcony, too…
We tried out one of the restaurants on the ground floor, Rotisserie II Giardino. It was expensive ($25 for a plate of spaghetti?!), but this restaurant would later turn out to be the smallest rip-off in all of San Juan. Plus the waiters were super nice.
At night, we took a walk around the hotel, but the streets were empty and pretty dingy-looking. Around the corner was a Subway, which was filled by pasty American tourists at any given time. Next to it was a small sketchy shop with a flashing sign that said ‘SUSHI’; an Asian face peered out at us anxiously as we passed by. And then a small, sad convenience store, where I bought a bottle of coke. Whoever was running that store had taken the liberty of clumsily blackening out the marked price of 99cents with a sharpie and tacking on a $1.19 sticker instead. That = markings of a true businessperson.