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Travel Blogs from Puerto Plata
... I asked the
guide if it was alright if I climbed to a different jumping spot, she automatically said, "Of course you can," instead of the expected, "No, the jumping point is here," that I would have gotten at most such attractions in the U.S. And best of all, we spent a whole lot of time just
being, and it was good, really good.
Sadly, I don't know if there is a way to live this lesson out at home, as our culture thrives on being busy. But best I can, I intend to ...
Written by Megan.
Most of you may not know this, but I have a fear a fish. I do not know why it started but I just hate being in the water with fish. The last two times our family has gone snorkeling, I stayed on the boat and waited till it was time to go back to land. The thing I hate about my fear of fish is that, I missed that opportunity to share that experience with the people I love most. Fear is one of those things the devil likes to use to ...
... 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 ...
... said he needed it. The
ironic part, Meg looks at me and says, "Don't give him too much of your crust!"
She likes crust, I can take it or leave it. It was so easy for me to 'share' my
crust (the part I don't value) with that dog, but yet I was unwilling to share
the warm pizza with the child. Guess I have more in common with these Dominican
kids than I first would have thought. And possibly the most interesting part of
the whole thing, the kids ...
... into the back of a blue pick-up truck (yeah only EVERYONE looked at us funny) and drove a few miles to the site. We got life-jackets and helmets and followed our two guides through the woods for about 10 to 15 minutes before arriving at the first charco. Truly something everyone needs to come see in the country; a huge pool of blue water and water pouring into it from the rocks above. ...