Hotel San Geronimo
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... in Latin America. On Sunday,
the first of my two days there it was busy and touristy, but that was mostly
the product of two cruise ships docked in port alongside the old city that each
disgorged many hundreds of passengers. On Monday, though, when there were no
cruise ships in port I felt like one of the few tourists around. The historic
area is small enough that its sights can all be taken in a day’s ...
... of that, and out came more wine, vodka, rum, whiskey and the rest from the drinks cabinet. Auscar dressed up in a butlers type top, and acted as butler for the evening which gave the evening a very formal feel. I snuck off to bed at 1.30am, but it was reported that Freddy left at 3.30am, and was pulled over by the police. Luckily, his name gets home out of any trouble. The next day at work I was exhausted!
... in the forthcoming elections, Hipolito Mejia, or “Papá” as he is known locally.
We don’t feel like walking back to the hotel, so we find a taxi parked at the side of the plaza. We are quoted RD$ 200.00 (about US$ 5.00).
“Too much!” asserts Margarita.
The taxi driver grudgingly accepts RD$ 150 (US$ 4). Peruvians!
My companions decide to make a night of it ...
... don't want to be a doctor, am scared of needles, and had never seen a surgery...so I sucked it up and said I could. Thursday morning 1 got operated on. I stood on a stool, looked for 5 seconds, looked away for 5 seconds, looked for 5 seconds, and it was ok. Thursday afternoon the other boy got operated on...and I did the same thing: look, look away, look. I felt how worried 1 of the mothers was after her sons surgery. Since he was the ...
... then she let us into the hostel. I was amazed at the first sight! We entered through these wrought iron bar doors and ascended these steep Mexican tile stairs that narrowly wrapped back upon themselves. The staircase brought us to this area like a landing that had black wooden floor panels. There were about 5-6 bunk beds crammed everywhere! This part also had the kitchenette ( it was so small I didn't notice it until breakfast the next day). To the right was a door that opened into ...