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Travel Blogs from Samaná Peninsula
Well it's now Sunday and sadly we leave tomorrow. We've had a lovely last day with our time split between the beach and pools and enjoyed lots of lilo fun. We are sad to be leaving because we don't want to have to go back and do thinking and jobs. The only good thing about leaving tomorrow is that the world's most annoying group of Americans arrived last night with unbelievably loud voices whooping and hollering over the most ridiculous things, carrying massive flasks and ...
... they lived there before the Spanish chucked them out). We also saw lots of stalagmites and stalactites and bats flying around. It started raining while we were in there, which apparently it does most days (at least 250 rainy days a year) so it was a bit choppy on the way back. Fortunately the crew had given us so much rum to drink, I couldn't tell if I felt seasick! We bought a DVD of the photos from the day as a souvenir and now we're lying by the pool feeling very sleepy. ...
... for the Caribbean. Eastern Dominican Republic was due to experience the storm during the night. And by 9, it was proper chucking it down with rain and thundering and lightning. I didn't like it much. It rained really heavily most of the night but it wasn't very windy so the storm wasn't that intense. We've woken up this morning and it looks like the rain has stopped so hopefully it has passed over. What drama. I hope it doesn't interrupt today's lilo ...
... music never stops and there is almost no formal seating for free. But it was fun!
I spent the rest of the week doing more of the same, abandoning the Las Terrenas idea. The mood of Las Galeras was so chill and the thought of another four hours of transfers was deterring me. So I moved to the property next door and spent another three nights there. The property next door, Los Coloniales, was owned by a 68 year old French man with ...
Hello from the Caribbean Sea. Tonight we are sailing south south west towards Bonaire.
Today we visited Samana, Dominican Republic. The bay where this city is located is shallow, so there is no dock. The Noordam anchored well away from the city, to avoid the shallow water. Tenders were used today. The water was not as rough today as it was at Half Moon Cay, so getting on and off the tender was much easier.
We were led directly to a tender with ...
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Pets allowed