Monday, October 20, 2014

Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest in Puerto Rico

Casa Bavaria Oktoberfest

The good news; Oktoberfest 2014 is here. Even better news there are several places where you can celebrate Oktoberfest in Puerto Rico. Synonymous with Munich, huge beer tents, lederhosen, Schweinebraten, bratwursts, and copious amounts of great German Beer; Oktoberfest is an annual event celebrated around the world. Here in Puerto Rico, the biggest Oktoberfest takes [...]

Puerto Rico Coffee and Chocolate Expo 2014

Puerto Rico Coffee and Chocolate Expo

September 20 – 21, 2014 sees the 5th installment of the Puerto Rico Coffee and Chocolate Expo. For the 5th year running the Puerto Rico Convention Center will be home to over 140 exhibitors specializing in Coffee, Chocolate and for the first time Tea. Yes, this year the Coffee and Chocolate Expo also has a [...]

Colorful Old San Juan

Puerto Rico Flag door Old San Juan

Color is everywhere in Old San Juan; FACT

Casa Blanca Museum a Window to the Past

Casa Blanca Museum Old San Juan

Stepping into Casa Blanca is like stepping back in time. Built in 1521, Casa Blanca was the original first fortification in Old San Juan, overlooking San Juan Bay. It was built as the residence for Juan Ponce de León and his family, although Juan Ponce de León died before ever having the chance to live [...]

A Meal with a View: Asador Isla Bonita

Asador Isla Bonita Restaurant

Wow what a view…. Those were my thoughts when we arrived at Asador Isla Bonita restaurant near Aibonito. The restaurant offers expansive panoramic views of the mountain regions of Cayey, Cidra, Guayama and the Caribbean Ocean to the south from a vantage point 2700ft above sea level and very close to La Tetas de Cayey. [...]

Photos: Caguas Botanical Garden

Caguas Botanical Gardens

The Caguas Botanical Garden also known as the Botanical and Cultural Garden William Miranda Marin is just a short 30 minute drive south of San Juan. Inside the gardens you will find the ruins of a Sugar Plantation, recreation of a slave house, Taino archeological artifacts, a small boating lake and well groomed grounds where [...]

2014 San Sebastian Street Festival Schedule

2014 san Sebastian Street Festival

Puerto Rico’s biggest festival The San Sebastian Street Festival in Old San Juan starts this Thursday Jan 16. Check out the daily schedule below: Thursday, January 16 5pm: Official opening of the 2014 San Sebastian Street Festival. Featuring: Parade with cabezudos and ribbon cutting ceremony. The parade starts at the Abraham Lincoln School, then along [...]

Homemade Tostones

How to make Tostones

I cannot believe it has taken me so long to make tostones at home, but I finally got around to it. Tostones are twice fried plantain slices that are extremely popular side dish here in Puerto Rico and many other Caribbean Countries. To make tostones you will need: Several green (unripe) plantains Oil (vegetable, corn [...]

Big Picture: Shadows at Cuartel de Ballaja

cuartel de ballaja old san juan

Second floor shadows @ Cuartel de Ballaja , with a little help from instagram filters

USA Gov Shutdown Closes Some Puerto Rico Attractions

El Morro Closed

October 17, 2013: Open For Business: The USA Gov Shutdoen is over, so federal controlled attractions that were closed ARE NOW (or s0on will be) OPEN I feel your pain, if you are heading to Puerto Rico during the current US Government Shutdown because some of your plans have probably been dashed… Due to the [...]