Hotel San Geronimo
Travel Blogs from Santo Domingo
... life of the cruise ship hadn't softened our style!
We had decided before we left Oz to do two more islands (Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico) on our own after the cruise as they both had easily accessible UNESCO World Heritage sites and not too exorbitantly expensive flights. After disembarking at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, we took a private transfer through to Miami Airport, an hour and a half away, for our flight to Dominican Republic. The traffic ...
... in Octobe 2012. My friend put the table over his head while his friend drove the motor. I got on the next motorcycle and was holding on to 2 wooden chairs (1 on each side).
THE LUZ (LIGHT): So our light schedule is as follows:
6:30 AM - 9:30 AM
2 PM - 5 PM
8:30 AM - 3 AM
That schedule is pretty on target about 2 days of the week. Sometimes it doesn't come on from 2-5, it could be on the whole day and go out at 7 pm ...
... of the volunteers already in the country
when we arrived, we were each asked to take the stage and tell our names,
where we're from, and where our assigned community is located. When I said
I was from Portland, I heard several cheers from the crowd.
Team-building dinÃ¡mica: group rock-paper-scissors
What followed was a number of break-away sessions. The first divided us
into those who were newer and those who had already been ...
In process blog 8 A trip up north, a few days with Mom, then more santo Domingo life... Get comfy, it's going to be another long one! Our first stop was about 2 hours outside of santo Domingo at a place called Cueva de Maravillas (cave of wonders) which was pretty cool- we also saw some huge iguanas that only live on this island.... But the most interesting part of that stop was meeting some people from MN! they were the only other English speakers in the whole place, ...
... or as polite Dominican Customs agents can be with a few jokes and a pleasant grin. The process it self rudimentary compared to that of the states, with the customs agent comparing the identity of the traveler with the passport, then handing over all the information, passport and Visitation form to a second, I think more senior, Customs agent who double checks the information, in fact, really takes double the time of the original customs agent to do so. After ...