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San Juan, Puerto Rico


It seems like everyone I know has been to Puerto Rico. In all my thirty one years of living I’ve never had a chance to go until recently. I’ve been so many other places around the world and it’s amazing that an island that is so close took forever for me to visit. There are many gems in Puerto Rico that I’ve heard about from Culebra beach, to the glowing lagoon of Mosquito Biobay in Vieques, to El Yunque the rainforest. My first trip there however wasn’t meant for adventure which indeed takes more planning.
My boyfriend and I decided we needed a quick get-a-way and Puerto Rico was just the ticket. As heart breaking as it was to visit this island and not be able to explore it properly, adventure would just have to wait as this was a touch down, relax and go sort of trip.
 The Reef Bar & Grill located in Pinones has great views and the best Mofongo I ever had. Let’s not forget the Pina Coladas. Delicioso!!!
 
Although it was a quick journey it wasn’t lacking in the relaxation department. Sometimes that quick trip is just what you need to recharge your batteries.
This beach was located right below The Reef Restaurant.
  We had a chance to visit the Fort San Felipe del Morro which is a quick drive into Old San Juan.

 Old San Juan is picturesque with cobblestone streets and 16th century structures.
  At first glance I thought this bad boy was a huge snake. 
Have any of you been to Puerto Rico? What were some of your favorite parts of the trip? Where would you suggest others to visit while they are in P.R?
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Backpacker List a.k.a. Bucket List

As I started writing this post I realized the connotation behind a bucket list isn’t the most appealing, at least to me anyway. A list of activities you want to do before you die sounds harsh, so I decided to rename my list to Backpacker list. Each year that passes I add a more to my list. I know it seems impossible to achieve everything you want to do in life but it never hurts to try! Here is a list of a few places I want to travel to in the near future:

Jellyfish Lake
Eli Malk, Palau

This lake gives a whole new meaning to swimming with the fishes.

Grand Canyon
Nevada

We tried to trek here once but was met with a blizzard and zero visibility. This year we’ll plan accordingly.

Galapagos Islands
Ecuador

I’ve been to Ecuador three times but this specific trip takes a lot of planning.

El Yunque
Rain Forest in Puerto Rico

In my younger years I said I wanted to live in a rain forest, now I would rather just visit one.

The Bioluminescent Bay
Vieques, Puerto Rico

I’ve heard tales of this “glow in the dark” waters but I have to see it with my own eyes.


Cristo Rendentor (Christ the Redeemer)
Rio, Brasil

I was in Brasil once but missed the chance to see this wonder of the world due to extreme fog. I also want to go to Rio for carnaval. One day!

Safari in South Africa
I love exotic animals and I love nature so animals in their natural habitat just sounds right.

Santorini, Greece
Ever since I’ve seen pictures of these picturesque blue and white homes against the gorgeous waters I’ve been longing to visit Santorini.

So what do you think? Are these any places you wanted to travel to or have been to? What are some amazing places you want to add to your Backpacker list? Let me know!

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