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Travel Blogs from Samaná Peninsula
... we have in the developed nations.
Our next stop was at the Taino Park. This is a tourist attraction developed by international donors, to help assist the local economy. It is a history of the original people to settle in this area, the Taino. They sailed here in dugout canoes, from Venezuela. They were nuts, but they did it. They were a peaceful people who brought agriculture and developed many communities in this area. The museum depicted their life in ...
Cayo Levantado(ie: Bacardi Island) was a cruise ship stop while in rustic Samana, D.R. I don't know why it's called Bacardi Island, as we had learned just a few days ago while in Puerto Rico, that the Bacardi Rum factory is located in San Juan. While I didn't see any Bacardi rum being sold here firsthand, I did spot a cute little structure invitingly titled 'Rum Shack". So, much like the rest of the Caribbean, alcohol was flowing in one way ...
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 ...
... do 8 reps with easily, but neglected to mention it was 8 reps about 40 times so my weight choice was a huge mistake. Still, didn't pass out so that was a bonus. Got a cuppa on the way back for Tina and we got up for breakfast, unwashed.... Woo how risky!
We arrived in Dominican as we finished so headed on deck for some pics. We are anchored a way off so not sure if Tina fancies the tender. We're letting breakfast ...
... Everything is surprisingly expensive, comparable to back home. But all in all the food is good, even though variety is lacking. Menu is typically:
Fish in coconut
Fish in garlic
Fish in creole
Shrimp in coconut
Shrimp in garlic
Shrimp in creole
Plus whatever else the place does…pizza or pasta usually.
Farida happens to catch the Italian deli open, and brings home a couple ...
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Pets allowed