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Travel Blogs from Cabarete
I have been in the Dominican Republic for nearly two weeks now. Here in Beautiful Cabarete. I have been relaxing, settling in, and getting to know the lay of the land. Tomorrow, however, marks the beginning of the real reason I am here: my work with the Mariposa Foundation. So, as I am doing my last bit of preparation and settling in, I figure I …
Got up early for an adventure farther inland to tour the beautiful Ciguapa Falls. David came with us and we were joined by a funky German couple, Julia and Anis. The tour included two classic Dominican meals and an exhilarating hike through the countryside. We got to pick passion fruit for a snack on the way up to the falls. The whole trip was an amazing experience that got our adrenaline pumping and had us all exhausted by ...
... about that. What makes a country poor? Was it lack of street lights and and public transportation? The unbearable presence of prostitution? I couldn't tell, but I knew that, sitting on the lighted , tourist riddled beach of Cabarete, I did not feel like I was in the poorest country I have ever seen. I refuse to use the iceberg analogy for personal reasons, but I will say this: I think a very important lesson I am learning around approaches of sustainable development is that ...
After a failed attempt to find Vacabar the day before we finAlly had directions and it was time for a great meal. When we arrived at the Agualina we walked out toward the beach and there it was....we found our own little Mecca. We were greeted with a huge smile from the owner, Cami, and a tail wag from her little dog Charlie. This was likely the best breakfast of our trip. We started with fresh squeezed juice and coffee. From there we had French toast, ...
... br> out how many of each is left if you really want to win.
The first night of the home-stay was a little rough. The shallow
river bath we took only seemed to add to the sweat induced by heat and heavy humidity.
There was little to do beyond reading and chatting with the local teen boys,
always present in numbers, many of whom quickly developed love interests in the
four American female volunteers visiting.
Desperate for ...
A beautiful rooftop terrace with views of the lagoon and mountain ridges.
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