Wishing all of you a wonderful holiday season, and a very happy and healthy 2011! The image on the left is a collage of photos I took during the past few weeks. Starting with the top two are scenes from the most frightening place to be, especially as Christmas approaches, in the San Juan metro area: Plaza Las Américas. It's the largest shopping mall in the Caribbean, need I say more? In the middle row, the building with the wreaths is the Department of State in Old San Juan. Next, the photo with the two dolls is part of a series of Christmas window displays in Ciudadela, a condominium in Santurce. Finally, on the bottom left-hand corner is the San Juan City Hall located in Old San Juan. Last but not least, lechón (pork, thus the pig's head) is something which nearly all Boricuas eat during the holiday season. It's delicious. Muchas felicidades a todos!