Puerto Rico: Jardin Botanico y Cultural en Caguas

We headed to the Botanical Garden William Miranda Main in Caguas for our first day for two reasons (1) at home we enjoy strolling through the NY Botanical Garden and (2) we were in lazy mode. The Botanical Garden was about a 10 minute drive from our friends’ house where we were staying. Entry fee…

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Delta Sky Club at JFK

Another trip… another lounge! This was our first time at the Delta Sky Club at JFK. We were pleasantly surprised to see how swanky it is!  Our flight left at 11:30AM so we arrived early enough to grab some breakfast and rest while we waiting for our flight to Puerto Rico board. The Delta Sky Club is…

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Comida en Jaco

We are convinced that all the food in Jaco is delicious and you don’t have to break the bank for a good meal.   You have your choice of higher end restaurants, local favorites, and you have the option to just cook/grill it yourself! We won’t tease you too much but here are some snapshots…

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San Francisco, Day 1

After a long flight, we safely landed in San Francisco! Adonis has visited before, but it is my first time and Weenie’s. It was a half mile walk to Gamine, which is our friend’s favorite local spot. The place is a small and intimate restaurant with a full view into the kitchen. They quickly seated…

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Desde Guatemala: Antigua 1st Attempt, Day 3

We arrived back at Tia Angie’s house at about 7am after the long ride back from Tikal.  We immediately hit the bed for a few hours. Tia Angie’s Kitchen Local store The most exciting part of today was the big reveal of my grandparent’s new house!  It’s almost every latino immigrant dream to “make it…

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Desde Guatemala: Tikal, Day 2

We were relieved after existing the sweat box and hopped into a microbus which took us to breakfast at Restaurante Katok. Then we had another hour and a half ride before we reached Tikal so we took a quick break at a little tourist shop: I honestly didn’t know what to expect at the ruins…

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Desde Guatemala: Miguel-iver, Day 1

The flight to Guatemala was pretty straight forward. I think this is the first time we traveled without any cell phone signal so I had no idea how we were going to find my mom at the airport once we landed. Exiting the Guatemala airport is like walking down the red carpet at the Grammys.…

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Desde Guatemala (Intro)

My Abuelito (Gabriel) giving my cousin Angel a “talk” on Father’s Day (2013) :: Bronx, NYC Welcome to the Longology mini series: Desde Guatemala.  (“From Guatemala”) For those of you who don’t know my family is from Guatemala. Both my parents & both sets of grandparents were born and raised in Guatemala so I like…

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Day 294: Kings Canyon

One word: Acrophobia What was I thinking?? I didn’t sign up for this. I hate heights, I can’t stand it. I remember visiting the Intrepid in grade school, and it was the worst class trip ever. However with age comes a certain amount of confidence and I’ve noticed a decrease in my fear of heights.…

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