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Travel Blogs from Samaná Peninsula
Really slept in this morning until 10am. There was a beautiful rainbow outside our balcony. We quickly got dressed and headed to the Windjammer for breakfast.
After breakfast, we came back to the room and debated going into port (our waiter was really against it last night). Once the rain stopped, we decided to give it a shot. Tendering was easy, and the port wasn’t too bad. It’s ...
... worse, especially in Guatemala and Nicaragua. Typical in Latin America most houses are only partially finished. Many do not have glass windows, just metal or wooden shutters. Roofs are corrugated metal. Yards are open soil and an eroded mess. I can’t imagine what they use for sanitation. There is little work, as evidenced by men hanging around with nothing to do. I’m not smart enough to know the answer, but we should never take for granted the quality ...
Having fled the hospital for a few days, I joined up with US Peace Corps for their Fourth of July celebrations up in Samana. I was instructed by my friend Yvette to approach any white person on the bus and they surely would be heading up for the same party. After many awkward stares and glances, I wandered over to them and it turns out she was right.
Her group of friends ...
... but man it was hot. We walked thugh a street market to the town but it's all souvenir shops, not an Internet cafe in sight! We headed back after a while and halfway back we felt a few light spots of rain then two minutes later fat rain, loads of fat rain, which was actually quite refreshing. The locals thought we were mad but we carried on regardless, lost a few dollars to the kids and arrived at the tender looking like drowned ...
... area”. It is mostly a single track trail down the hill into town. Houses on the right; walk past the cell towers, and squeeze through a gate meant to keep moto-scooters from passing - mud on your shoes, mosquito bites on your ankles, stray dogs following along opportunistically. Sweaty local guy on the porch wondering why the hell I’m carrying the boy on my back. Wouldn’t you be sweating less if you made the kid walk?
One mini-mart ...
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Pets allowed