o sería borincano, aunque naciera en la luna” is taken from a poem of Juan Antonio Corretjer, and it means: I’d be Puerto Rican even if I was born on the moon. I’m sitting here in London, but my mind is definitely still in Puerto Rico. I had the best two weeks there, and can’t wait to be back already. Going on holiday there is always a good idea, since there is so, so much to do and see on the island. It is such a paradise, and I’m reaffirmed of this fact every time I go.
Visiting Puerto Rico means I’m going to spend time with my family, reconnect with myself and recharge my soul with all the beautiful nature that sorrounds me and the culture that made me who I am. I think it is an absolute necessity for the rhythm of life that most of us lead nowadays.
While at home, we took the opportunity of the island’s forever summer to visit as many beaches as possible. We went all the way from the metropolis (located at the northeast-ish part of the island), to the southwest, then to the east and back. If you’re ever on the island I highly recommend doing the drive from San Juan to Lajas via the south, it is an absolutely breathtaking journey. While in Lajas we stayed in the Parguera Plaza Hotel, a nice little hotel perfect for short stays. At the docks, we rented a boat and drove to Matalagata and Caracoles, two of the most famous locations in the area. I want to say that this time of year is probably the best to go, since every one is working and you’ll get the cays almost to yourself.
It was also lovely to have my brother, Andrés, come and visit this time, it really made the holiday feel complete. Having our family back together was amazing, and I really enjoyed spending as much time as I could with them. As my brother is a local in Old San Juan, we spent most of our nights out drinking and dancing in La Cubanita and La Factoría. He also took us to see some of the amazing murals from the competition Santurce es Ley, which were done by incredibly talented urban artists.
Two weeks were not long enough time to really get everything I wanted to get done ticked off, but I’m so happy I had the time to be home, relax and be with my family. I’ll be eternally grateful to have been born and raised in such a perfect paradise, and get to call it my home. Leaving never gets easier, and every time I have to, it feels like I leave little bits of me behind; but I know that someday I’ll go back to pick them all up and make myself whole again.
Until next time,
Cerquita de la playa y el coquí. ♥ – Bad Bunny