Travel Blogs from Dominican Republic

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2 Minutes of Fame on NBC national news!, Gonaives, Haiti travel blog

2 Minutes of Fame on NBC national news!

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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HODR does Gonaives, Gonaives, Haiti travel blog

HODR does Gonaives

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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The strange oasis of MINUSTAHs peace keeping mission campus in Gonaives is slowly becoming less and less appealing. To me that is a good sign that I am beginning to feel comfortable on the streets in Gonaives. A sweltering 20 minute walk through the ...

A right turn in the wrong direction, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic travel blog

A right turn in the wrong direction

A travel blog entry by canuckdive

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Hello all, this update is kind of special since we are now in the Dominican Republic and have surprised everyone at my sister's wedding! We've been plotting the surprise for two months. Much to my family's dismay and my sister's utter disappointment, we ...

Kitesurfing Capital of the Carribean, Cabarete, Dominican Republic travel blog

Kitesurfing Capital of the Carribean

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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Caberete is a touristy town that has developed around the wind. Since the wind here is very strong and fairly consistent, it has developed into a haven for windsurfing and kitesurfing enthusiasts. Since the 1980s, the town has hosted both ...

Tour of Laguna Grigri and Playa Grande, Playa Grande, Dominican Republic travel blog

Tour of Laguna Grigri and Playa Grande

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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Casa Goerthe organized a ˝ day trip to nearby Laguna Grigri, Playa Caleton, and Playa Grande after class.  After a quick bus ride to Laguna Grigri, we got into a small boat for a tour through the mangrove forests.  The boat ride through the ...

Los Diablos Cojuelos en La Vega Carnaval, La vega, Dominican Republic travel blog

Los Diablos Cojuelos en La Vega Carnaval

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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... gave away our reservation, and we had to wait another half an hour to eat lunch.   The lunch was great.  A typical Dominican meal of roasted chicken, rice and beans.  But by the time our huge group got our meals, we only had 5-10 minutes ...

Comienzo la  escuela de espanol hoy, Sosua, Dominican Republic travel blog

Comienzo la escuela de espanol hoy

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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... German.  Since Frank is also taking his kite-surfing class at a German-run company, we joked that we came to the Dominican Republic to take a "German vacation."  I was placed   in a class with 3 other girls, one from D.C., a ...

A Statement of Hope, Gonaives, Haiti travel blog

A Statement of Hope

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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Skepticism, fear, anxiety and distrust have left my conscious, but not to be forgotten as a reminder to myself that I will never cease to be an American, and I'll always be influenced by the cultural norms, and societal influences of my home. As I find ...

Santo Domingo Carnaval 2008, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic travel blog

Santo Domingo Carnaval 2008

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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Wow, what a way to end our stay in the Dominican Republic!  Today was our last day in the DR and we checked out the Santo Domingo Carnaval (Carnival) Parade.  Check out video here.  When we arrived in Santo Domingo around noon, we ...

Hola! Welcome to the Domincan Republic, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic travel blog

Hola! Welcome to the Domincan Republic

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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We're not done yet!  After our short stopover in LA, we headed towards our next destination, the Dominican Republic.  We didn't get into Santo Domingo until 1am, so we're so glad we arranged airport pickup to another free hotel, The Courtyard ...

Shari's Birthday and Whale Watching, Las Galeras, Dominican Republic travel blog

Shari's Birthday and Whale Watching

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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... that come here every winter to mate and breed.   The humpback whales that come to Samana migrate between the Dominican Republic, Newfoundland, Greenland, Iceland, and the coast of New England in the US.   The Victoria II is a relatively ...

Sunshiny Days, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic travel blog

Sunshiny Days

A travel blog entry by jose

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I've backpacked before. And I'll be backpacking next week. But I am not a backpacking snob that can't appreciate an all inclusive resort. My friends and I are having a blast. Most of them have never been any further than the US. And to have free food ...

Backpacks On! -  Santo Domingo OUR Way., Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic travel blog

Backpacks On! - Santo Domingo OUR Way.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... other historic buildings, a massive fort, museums, monuments and parks. We spent a full day exploring and learning the Dominican Republic history. After a street side café lunch, we chanced upon a massive speed chess tournament where ...

no speaky the spanish!!, Boca Chica, Dominican Republic travel blog

no speaky the spanish!!

A travel blog entry by kris

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... a little bit more well kept.. but not too much. One whole day was spent looking for a guidebook soley for the dominican republic and hopefully the little lonely planet phrasebook that has got me through french, portugese and spanish countries before. I ...

Starting to speak espanol, Sosua, Dominican Republic travel blog

Starting to speak espanol

A travel blog entry by kris

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I quit the hooker town of boca chica and left for another one called sosua in the north.. Getting from boca chica to santo domingo was a pain, i had to get one bus which is free to the main westbound bus terminal in san andreas which i was told at my ...

absolutely nada.., Sosua, Dominican Republic travel blog

absolutely nada..

A travel blog entry by kris

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Tomorrow I'm heading off to Haiti, the last 7 days I've achieved very little. I completed my Spanish course, I'm not sure if my language skills have improved, i decided for definite over the weekend that I'd be going to the french/creole speaking ...

Pickpocted by prostitutes, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic travel blog

Pickpocted by prostitutes

A travel blog entry by kris

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... provided a small meal and i managed to get some good pics of the lakes around the border and also a few hours sleep. They dominican customs got everyone off the bus to check their luggage the haitien got checked hard, i told them i was from england and i ...

rockys bar rules ok, Sosua, Dominican Republic travel blog

rockys bar rules ok

A travel blog entry by kris

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firstly i apologise for the lame title of this entry. The past week i've been chilling out in sosua and getting some spanish lessons from my friend gralia, i've found my flight i want to get to jamaica, i couldn't find a direct route but i'll now go via ...

Travel day, Las terranas, Dominican Republic travel blog

Travel day

A travel blog entry by kris

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My plans to set out early were scuttled by a night of Presidente, i managed to head out from sosua to cross the country at midday. The well used phrase of 'it's not the destination, it's the getting there' came in to effect today, it took 5 legs to get ...

parc national haitises, Sabana de la mar, Dominican Republic travel blog

parc national haitises

A travel blog entry by kris

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I've always been interested in the culture and the life of the local people who were here in the caribbean before christopher columbus came and started off the wipe out that followed. I read that the los haitises had some caves where the tainos used to ...

party with locals, Hato mayor, Dominican Republic travel blog

party with locals

A travel blog entry by kris

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I spent one quality fun filled night here with the hot girl and her cool family, i was fed some food when we arrived shown and spare room and offered some more beer.. Hato Mayor is a nice small town but with a square that holds many pubs and clubs for ...

testing, testing.. 1,2,3 testing, Boca chica, Dominican Republic travel blog

testing, testing.. 1,2,3 testing

A travel blog entry by kris

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after a discussion in the forum i just wanted to test out the hits i getting and if they are different with each of the urls ie registered with clustrmaps the first one is the original i registered last year, but is registered with ...

Sidetrips and Holidays, Decameron, Dominican Republic travel blog

Sidetrips and Holidays

A travel blog entry by supertrampz

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... to add the rest of our trips (for posterity) to my travelogue. Some are quite recent but others are memories of halcyon days. Dominican Republic: In 1997 I had started work as a junior doctor and after a couple of months I was totally ready for a break. ...

We're on Holiday!, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic travel blog

We're on Holiday!

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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So after the bustle of yet another city we decided to take it easy and spend our last week together on the trip relaxing some place... We read a lot of blogs and reviews and settled on Punta Cana, a 4 hour bus ride from the capital, and a major resort ...

ON THE PLAYLIST - Dominican Republic, Dominican Republic, Dominican Republic travel blog

ON THE PLAYLIST - Dominican Republic

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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... - 7 Locas (Merengue Urbano Version) [www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXa9mxPxs9E] Antony Santos - La Barriguita (Merengue) Marc Anthony - Hasta Ayer (Latino Pop) Anyone out there know Merengue is the Dominican Republics national dance... and not Bachata! - JJ ...

Just Chillin..., Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic travel blog

Just Chillin...

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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Back from our luxurious, I would go as far as saying palacial, all inclusive resort we head back to Santo Domingo, before Liz heads back to blighty.  Punta Cana was a really nice way to finish Liz's trip. Santo Domingo is really quite an undeveloped ...

Supplies, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic travel blog

Supplies

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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Only a quick stop in Santo Domingo to pick up supplies and use the country as a gateway back into Cuba. Laura, from Padela Dog Rescue in Santo Domingo, helped so much with finding the medical supplies I needed for both Luna and to help at the clinic. ...

Zona'd Out, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic travel blog

Zona'd Out

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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Back to western civilization!  There are no holds barred here and everything from the west is here (maybe not in abundance), so a holiday from our holiday has ensued. English speaking TV in our room!! Fast(ish) internet!! Nice... We even went ...

A STRAY STORY - Chapter 3 - Luna Update, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic travel blog

A STRAY STORY - Chapter 3 - Luna Update

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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On returning to Santo Domingo we had booked 2 nights in a swanky boutique hotel just round the corner from the colonial plaza. Santo Domingo was the first city of the Americas and the zona colonial is a surprisingly peaceful place. We had a week earlier ...

Home Sweet Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic travel blog

Home Sweet Dominican Republic

A travel blog entry by margaretkirlin

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... . . if you haven't made your vacation plans for 2007, come on down and get a personal guide to show you the wonders of the Dominican Republic :)  Once Paula takes off it is back to work for me.  This month I have a water filter workshop at the ...

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