Fior di Loto Hotel
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... happened to spoil it. I was stopped at a
military checkpoint at the edge of town, something of which there are quite a
few in the western part of the country because of the proximity to the Haitian
border, and pulled aside. The young Guardia Nacional officer asked for my
license. As best I could understand his superfast Dominican Spanish, he said I
was seen by a police officer to have run a red light in town. The fine was
2,000 pesos (about $45 ...
... 40 a piece for the day - however long it is!). Took us about 45 minutes to get here . . . He is waiting in town to take us back - whenever we want to leave . . Along the way, he stopped at this tiny place and bought each of us a pastry - "natural" coconut. Very sweet. Very basic. Lots of calories! Very sweet of him! He says the roadside taxi drivers are ...
... people in that restaurant . . Now after seven and without lunch, we were hungry and getting cranky! So - long story short - we ended up going to Segundo's original suggestion and had a marvelous dinner! Judy and I had paella - with just seafood! Incredibly tasty! The others had Dominician food which they enjoyed as well. All good . . Time for bed! Day one - all in all - pretty successful! :-). :-)
John met us today, thanked us for all of our work, and said "today is all about you relaxing and enjoying the beauty of the Dominican."
It was exactly what I needed to hear after a terrible start to the morning. Most days, I'm getting only 6 hours of sleep, and am totally fine with that; staying up late sharing life stories with Jamie, waking up early to fit in some yoga on my beach facing balcony.
But this mornings yoga started with a glimpse of a blob ...
... or soap. We all worked at painting the rooms for a couple of hours and it made a great impact. As we finished, a cockroach crawled up my leg.
Did you catch that?
A GIANT HISSING COCKROACH climbed up my leg!
I'm still alive. I was full of paint, cobwebs, and cockroach footprints, and there was no running water or soap.
We were bussed back to the lodge, and I was first in the pool! ...