Travel Blogs from Puerto Plata
So I'm a little behind on my posts...but as most of you know, I'm coming home in 2 days!! So in honor of this, I'm going to do two posts today: Things I will miss/Things I will not miss.
THINGS I WILL MISS!
- Having the housekeeper bring me juice when I am home in the afternoon
- My host family and especially watching Tangled and Pocahontas in Spanish with my 3 year old mini me
- Being able to take a two hour bus ride and ...
... on my sandwich! Avocado is currently in season and served with meals frequently. The avocados here are HUGE, the pits are as big as the whole avocado in the US!
SquareOne- Our favorite place to hangout is a casual restaurant across from the University called SquareOne (Where I am currently writing this post). It's great for doing homework (or blog posts...) and has the best ...
... It is fairly common, however, for darker skinned Dominicans to be a little bit "in denial" of their African descent. Almost all women get their hair straightened and would probably be mistaken for Haitians if they did not. I personally can't tell until someone speaks; if they are speaking French/Creole they are Haitian. In this way, I think that there tends to be more classism than racism. If someone is dressed in nice clothes ...
... and talked to a couple from New York who have been here all week. They gave us some pointers on where to go to breakfast (Pearl) and which beach to try to park it at (VIP). We're discovering the liquor is pretty low-quality, but we're hoping the VIP beach has better stuff. Although I did not think my diet 7 and rum this afternoon was too bad. Then again, what do you expect for $12 a day?
Dale Pa' Alla
Hanging With Dave Part 2
Posted: 04 Jun 2011 10:00 AM PDT
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After having a batida and catching up at little diner near the hotel, Dave
and I went to the monumento, a decidedly phalic monument erected by
Trujillo on a hill in ...