Travel Blogs from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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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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... '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 by ...

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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... exchange rates and taxi fares. We walked away on the taxi drivers' quoted prices at the airport in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and had them clamouring after us, begging us to reconsider. Finally achieving a driver agreeing to the ...

Pickpocted by prostitutes, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic travel blog

Pickpocted by prostitutes

A travel blog entry by kris

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... that didn't matter as i let the driver keep the change from the 200 pesos i'd gave him and i was feeling pretty shattered. back in santo domingo, i planned on staying in my hotel, eat loads of junk food and watch cable tv for the 3 days i was there. I ...

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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... 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.  I really ...

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 ...

House-haggling, Strange new illnesses, Pimentel, Dominican Republic travel blog

House-haggling, Strange new illnesses

A travel blog entry by lisalew

Well, not to scare anyone, but it seems as if that wheel of fun volunteer diseases and maladies was spun again, with my immune system recieving a prize of antigens to keep it busy. I actually have become quite proud of my diseases, figuring that only the ...

Anteprime a Boca Chica, Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo, Boca Chica, Dominican Republic travel blog

Anteprime a Boca Chica, Santo Domingo

A travel blog entry by sgarfefurlans

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Prime ancjemo di parti pal ver viaz di Sgarfefurlans, O ai fat une anteprime a Santo Domingo. Mi soi cjatat a sedi a Santo Domingo cun dai furlans che e stavin viarzint al fogolar furlan. Prin di dut mi soi cjatat cun Mauro Tonasso, originari di Varian ...

Last post from Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic travel blog

Last post from Santo Domingo

A travel blog entry by akb2ic

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... staff members), Marla and her boyfriend.  Baseball is huge here. Scores of Major League Baseball players have come from the Dominican Republic, with Sammy Sosa and David Ortiz as just a small example.  There are six national teams, two of which ...

Week one of my new surroundings., Pentojas, Dominican Republic travel blog

Week one of my new surroundings.

A travel blog entry by lisalew

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... onto the Island and could see miles of tin roofed shacks, surrounded by perfectly manicured baseball diamonds. Once at the Santo Domingo airport, we were met by our country director and descended outside to pile onto buses. You could breath the ...

Care Package Bliss and The spawn of Satan, Nagua, Dominican Republic travel blog

Care Package Bliss and The spawn of Satan

A travel blog entry by lisalew

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Hola mi amigos! Well, I have now been in Nagua for two weeks and am almost to the halfway point of my CBT training. It has flown by so fast!!! I was very pleased to find that you guys responded to the mention of my weight and became fearful that ...

Home stretch, Neyba, Dominican Republic travel blog

Home stretch

A travel blog entry by akb2ic

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... again.  Luzlanda has promised that she'll take my materials and give the final charla there after I'm gone.   I'm currently in Santo Domingo where I'll spend the rest of the week at the CSA office.  There I'll put the finishing touches ...

Leavin' on a Jetplane (again), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic travel blog

Leavin' on a Jetplane (again)

A travel blog entry by margaretkirlin

     Well, here it is, my last blog from the Dominican Republic.  Tomorrow I will be getting on a plane and going home for good (or at least for the time being).  Last weekend I had an inauguration of my projects in my site ...

Touring Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic travel blog

Touring Zona Colonial

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... Museum where a great collection of Amber around the world were displayed. It is very interesting for me to find out that Dominican Republic 's north coast Puerto Plata is one of world's leading producer of quality Amber. There are lots of beautiful Amber ...

Keisi and the Rain, Pimentel, Dominican Republic travel blog

Keisi and the Rain

A travel blog entry by lisalew

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I just realized that the title of this blog entry would be a great name for a band! So the adventure continues. Though I cant say that it has been too much of an adventure lately since the tropical storms they warned us about and are always on the ...

4rd Day in Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic travel blog

4rd Day in Santo Domingo

A travel blog entry by aberweger

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... Domingo. We see into the different departments and learn the CRS-Team known. They show where they have projects in the Dominican Republic and what their daily business is. Juan has to do some different things in the office and after this we drive ...

Good News!, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic travel blog

Good News!

A travel blog entry by margaretkirlin

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Hello Friends and Family!     How is everyone doing?  I hope this finds everyone healthy and happy.  I had a great visit with Mom and Dad, despite the fact that their trip happened to coincide with Tropical Storm Noel.  We ...

Activities and travels, Pimentel, Dominican Republic travel blog

Activities and travels

A travel blog entry by lisalew

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... of the cane field, and has about 100 families. It was quite an adventure, being able to experience both Hatian and Dominican cultures at once. I was confused at times when the people would switch between spanish and creol (the language of Haiti) when ...

Quick Update, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic travel blog

Quick Update

A travel blog entry by margaretkirlin

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Hi All!   Just a quick note to let you know I posted a few more pictures on my Flickr site http://www.flickr.com/photos/90483948@N00/ if you are interested.  I finally figured out how to post pictures here on TravelPod but honestly I am ...

Independence Day, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic travel blog

Independence Day

A travel blog entry by margaretkirlin

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Hello and Happy 4th of July! Greetings from here in the Dominican Republic. I am back in the capital for a day after my adventures in the southwest celebrating the independence of our great nation. It turned out to be quite the adventure, some of ...

Friday the 13th:  Machetes on the Malecón, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic travel blog

Friday the 13th: Machetes on the Malecón

A travel blog entry by chimichenga

... and consumed everywhere you looked.  It was a good vibe and reminded me of the malecón in La Habana, though this one in Santo Domingo is in much better shape and displays a ripe tourist industry. I imagine we had walked a solid half hour by the ...

2nd Day in Santo Domingo - Project El Piño, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic travel blog

2nd Day in Santo Domingo - Project El Piño

A travel blog entry by aberweger

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So.. our 2nd day in Santo Domingo. After a very intensive day yesterday it goes on... in the same speed. We have breakfast in the hotel and Juan pick us up with the car. We drive again to the office and meet José, the project manager. Today we visit ...

Adjusting to DR life and starting my Job!, Pimentel, Dominican Republic travel blog

Adjusting to DR life and starting my Job!

A travel blog entry by lisalew

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... personal triumphs in their own! I am finally starting to realize my purpose here. So I have been feeling more and more like a Dominican here in my everyday life, like I have grown up here all along. My spanish is getting better and better, though ...

How to Join the PC Without the 2 year Commitment, Pimentel, Dominican Republic travel blog

How to Join the PC Without the 2 year Commitment

A travel blog entry by lisalew

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... is huge, but with your help, I can make it happen. I would like to bring either college or professional atheletes (preferably Dominican athletes and basketball players) to Pimentel to give a sports camp every year to help out with their skills, but also ...

It's Been a While!, Altamira, Dominican Republic travel blog

It's Been a While!

A travel blog entry by margaretkirlin

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Hello All!   First of all, let me apologize for some serious slacking in the blog department.  I know that my fans are many and devoted, and I am sure you have all been waiting with bated breath for my next posting.  Ha ha.  Ok ...

The end, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic travel blog

The end

A travel blog entry by akb2ic

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... and warmth.  I've decided I'm just too Type A to ever fully appreciate the lack of punctuality and organization in the Dominican Republic, so I'm happy to be leaving that behind.   While returning to upstate New York in the middle of December ...

Back to Santo Domingo!, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic travel blog

Back to Santo Domingo!

A travel blog entry by jeremyj

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... back in Santo Domingo and here for a couple of days before heading out to Costa Rica. It's so good to be back in Santo Domingo though! No mosquitoes and the culture is definitely more evident. I went to my favorite little cafeteria for lunch and the local ...

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