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Travel Blogs from Puerto Plata
I have been noticing something about life in the Dominican Republic, if you are going to
happy here, you need to learn to how to be still and to let go. Two things that
do not seem to come natural to me but are becoming more and more appealing
every day. I have met a lot of people who were not born in the DR, but are now
calling this island 'home'. For every person, there is a story of how they came
to be here. Some ended up here by divine accident, like Jeffrey who ...
... as I write this that I truly have the best family ever. Not once did they make fun of me for being scared of fish or tell me that it was stupid to have a fear of something so harmless. Instead of telling me to just get in the water, they stayed by my side and helped me through every step. And so, with the help of my amazing family and my Lord and Savior by my side, I overcame my fear.
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me ...
... on all
windows and doors. The nicer homes (what in the US would be an average home),
have hired armed guards during the night. What made me want to leave, is that while I was told the place was secure, the reality was that an unlocked gate, about 3 feet high was the only 'security' we had. We had a small lock on our doorknob, nothing that would keep anyone who truly wanted in, out. We slept with tazers for the three nights we were there.
And I use ...
... is a small pizza, and the kids and I need to eat."
Angel: "But you can go back to the apartment and get some sort of food, he may not have anything else to eat."
"Isn't that the same kid that you just gave some money to cause he came asking?"
Angel: "You don't even really like pizza and you can certainly spare one of your slices."
"Here come his friends. If you give him a piece, you will have to give one to ...
... outrageous since we purchased it through the resort. And so this is where our driver comes in... he'd mentioned that he does half-day city tours, so we gave him a call to see what he could do for us for our remaining two days, because there was a lot we still wanted to see. So glad we called (and that he was able to pick us up!)
The next day was pretty awesome. We woke up really early to go on our own private city tour with our driver and a tour guide ...