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Travel Blogs from Puerto Plata
... first. At first it is quiet horrifying, but once you let go of your
expectations and realize anything can and will happen, you feel a kind of
freedom. For one, you no longer feel that you need to try to control everything
because there is just no way you can. Two, there is a certain joy that comes
from knowing, you can somewhat make your own rules and no one is really going
to stop you.
Today, we spent an amazing day at a ranch in the mountains and both ...
... I watched the way everyone else was just swimming I felt a lot better. Then as I watched Camden and Lauren diving under to get a closer look that, 'if only I were braver' feeling came back. Lauren must have been able to tell somehow, because she swam over to me and ask if I wanted to dive with her. So with Lauren by my side, I took a breath and dove down. I don't know how many of you have ever faced one of your fears, but that moment when you overcome the ...
... who introduced us to even
more new friends. And He gave us an amazing example of what it truly means to
be the hands and feet of God. Mike and Toni did not wonder if they should give
us a ride, they just stopped and offered. They did not discuss whether or not
they should open their home to four perfect strangers, they just invited us to
stay. They did not take some time to get to know us before they attempted to
get us plugged into ...
... So I hit my knees again and came within one key stoke of cancelling.
Fortunately the conviction won out. I scrambled and found an organization that was willing to work within my limited budget, would arrange some serving opportunities and a place to stay for one week. Project Esperanza is an organization that works with some of the Haitian kids and even some of the poorest of the Dominican children. They run two schools, a group home and a store for ...
... places where you have to walk thorough mud 24 hours a day because of this outflow. Gringos gripe about the roads but as far as we can tell nothing is going to happen any time soon. The rest of the people have become resigned to the dusty dirt roads as the norm. There is a delicious cafe on every corner selling fresh chicken, goat, beef, fish, and other interesting meets at fantastically low prices. When I say fresh I mean that you can buy chickens on ...
Other places to stay in Puerto Plata
Cofresi Beach, Puerto Plata | 3 star hotelfrom $106
Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata | 5 star hotelfrom $251
- Beautiful, relaxing but out of place
- Excellent Hotel
- LOVED IT!!
Corfresi Beach #2, Puerto Plata | Hotelfrom $176