Sunday, March 29, 2009

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We arrived in San Juan at approximately 6am and had breakfast before disembarking. After we collected our bags, we caught a taxi to our hotel on the beach - the Courtyard Marriott. We had originally considered a disembarkation tour. A friend recommended Erin Go Bragh, but they were already booked for the day. I gave the captain my cell phone number in case there are any cancellations, but no such luck.

So we decided to just chill out at the hotel. Since there were no rooms ready, we checked our luggage in with the front desk, put our swim suits on, and headed out to the pool. Jonathan and Jessica joined us as well since their flight was not leaving until the afternoon. We had lunch together, explored the beach, and I even gave the swim-up bar a try. Eventually Jonathan and Jessica headed out to catch their flight and Martha and I checked into our room. For dinner, we decided to try the hotel buffet, which had a lot of local dishes - some we loved, some we didn't much care for.

Courtyard Marriott (Google Maps)
    Address: 7012 Boca de Cangrejos Avenue, Isla Verde, Carolina, 00979 Puerto Rico
    Phone: 787-791-0404

Monday, March 30, 2009

Since our flight didn't depart San Juan until 2:15pm, I decided to get up early and visit the P&G office while Martha relaxed by the pool. Giovan Murati, my business counterpart in Puerto Rico, picked me up and took me to the office. In return, I promised him a few minutes to do a demo of our application for some of his business partners. Yes, technically it was work, but I was excited to see how our application is used in other markets. I was also excited just to meet some coworkers in San Juan. Maybe someday I can get reassigned down there for a while. Can't beat the weather!   :-)