5 Hours In Aruba

5 Hours In Aruba

We landed in Oranjestad, Aruba in the afternoon after a 4 hour flight from Chicago. There we were given 5 hours to explore before having to make it to our 40 minute connecting flight to Caracas. So the first thing we did was to eat. We asked our taxi driver ($28 USD...
The Unexpected Aloha

The Unexpected Aloha

  Sometimes we at The Monsoon Diaries surprise even ourselves with some unplanned, last minute trips. Until approximately 48 hours ago, I had no idea would be in Hawaii. And here I am in Honolulu for 4 days. To give this context: I just completed my second year...
A Moment Of Paradise At Playa Blanca

A Moment Of Paradise At Playa Blanca

a   I remember watching Y Tu Mama Tambien for the very first time, when the two friends fabricate the existence of a beach in an attempt to seduce Luisa. As they travel throughout the film, they discover in fact that the beach is real, and it just so happens to...