I posted a lot of postcard pictures of beautiful Puerto Rico but I would be remiss not to show there is still so much damage from Hurricane Maria, even nearly a year after to storm struck. You see signs like the one in the first photo around Old San Juan, explaining they’re still under reconstruction in areas. The second photo shows a line of lamps reduced to only trunks lining the walk along the city wall. The third photo shows damage to the Instituto de Culture Puertorriquena in Old San Juan. The last photos show damage remaining in Isla Verde: a decimated building on one of the points; the building across the street from ours where I’ve seen a man sitting in the office chair on the balcony; and even our building still has boarded up windows and the balconies on the ends are unsafe to use. While we were here inspectors came through our condo and looked for damage. Our Uber drivers were quick to say the island is “almost recovered” from Maria and perhaps in relation to where things were after the storm, they’ve made huge strides. But there’s still a lot of work to be done. #ilovepuertorico #puertorico #islaverde #hurricanemaria #oldsanjuan
Lotta iguana love today. The restaurant on the beach where we ate again (Ciao’s) has a tree where four iguanas live. The girls were thrilled to see two of the iguanas and the sweet waitresses gave them some lettuce to feed the lizards. This may have been the highlight of the trip for our girls! #islaverde #puertorico #iguana #iguanalove #beachlife #paradise #petgoals
OK, I am REALLY into flowers. This smashing tree has huge tulip shaped flowers arranged in bunches. The origin of this tree is Africa so it's no surprise the name is african tulip tree. Can you imagine how it feels to walk down an avenue between lots and lots of these beauties? It truly feels like paradise. In my wildest dreams these trees grow where monoculture banana plantations have been turned into permaculture gardens, amongst hundreds of other beautiful plants of this island.
#lapalma #islaverde #canaryislands #islabonita #africantuliptree #africantulip #flowers #blossom #nature #amazingnature #loveflowers
Nothing like a good hike 🏞
🚨🚨 Mid Fade Alert🚨🚨 by @adriel_alsv
Cierre de semana bueno.... los espero la proxima semana!!!
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Hoy nos tomamos la Blue Moon para Acompañar los Montaditos de Ropa Vieja.
The world looks different when your toes are in the sand💆🍃