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Travel Blogs from Puerto Plata
... home as they spoke Spanish to me at ever encounter. It made me laugh inside, because all I could think of was if they only know how much I needed to brush up on my Spanish, they wouldn't be speaking Spanish to me right now. :) But I managed..
Another interesting thing was that I started to notice that people thought I was of royalty due to my last name Duarte. Juan Pablo Duarte who was one of the founding fathers of ...
... off the back of a truck. Goats are raised in town and the cows are walked into town every morning. The food is very good since its fresh and it is so cheep. A big meal of rice beans and meat costs 100 Pesos ($3.75 US). There are some strange food items as well. Cow intestine soup sells at the cantina on the corner for 50 pesos a bowl and is apparently very good but it looks like it has calamari in it. I have seen people nibbling on BBQ chicken feet. There ...
Thursday we will be meeting with another Doctor who is one of the members on the board. We will also be going to Santiago to a museum and to walk around the city.
Friday and Saturday we are going to the Bateys (Bah-Tehs). These are commuities of Haitian refugees and Dominican-born of Haitian descent not yet recognized by the Dominican Government. A side note, there are many goods for sale here at the ILAC Center. Some of ...
... because I am white doesn't mean that I'm rich, nor does it mean I'm stupid, and just because I'm a female doesn't mean I'll cave and give it to him. So I got off in the middle of Sosua, where I'd been before, and gave him a 50, to which he had the guts to say I owed him 50 more pesos! Ridiculous, I may be a visitor to your country sire, but that is no reason to treat me like this. So, after a short argument ...
... move very much. After that we went to La Vega for Carnaval. It was crazy. There are groups of people that represent different communities. They dress up as "lechones" in these really dramatic, crazy costumes and run around hitting people's butts with "viejigas." I was so paranoid about getting hit when I got there. My two friends and I were a little over paranoid. (Blonde hair and light skin makes you a ...
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