Hostal Jimesson

Av. John F. Kennedy No.51, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic | Hotel
 

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This is what Caribbean commercials are made off

A travel blog entry by smitherland

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... we headed to Laguna Gri Gri, for a boat ride through a lagoon and into a Caribbean cove. We saw lush tropical wildlife, swam up to a cave, fed some fish. I felt like a mermaid. I'm not sure what else to say about that. We just jumped off the side of the boat and swam in the crystal clear water surrounded by immense beauty.

We arrived at la Playa Grande, and had lunch on the beach. The coconut drinks were delicious, and the beach was nothing short of postcard ...

Our last day of service

A travel blog entry by smitherland

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... came back to see her in 10 years. We signed shirts, many kids asking for phone numbers and about novios. Rachel got a wonderful note in English calling her a 'better friend,' and a 'person honey' which we all cherished.
Kayley was the last to say goodbye, and had the sweetest hug for Marybella, the 3 year old who easily befriended each of us.
That was my moment. Making the connections with all of the kids this week has been so world changing to me. But watching ...

It's Thursday and nobody's salty

A travel blog entry by smitherland

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... and rest as we digest). The resting has mostly been playing cards or walking next door to la centro de dulce for snacks. On our first day there the owner invited us behind the counter, and next to the snack food I saw she was prepping a dead chicken on the top of a cardboard box!

After lunch we went back for a quick change then off to the beach, for a bonus excursion.
Sucking up that part of the culture felt so lucky. The kids were such ...

Letting go

A travel blog entry by mollohan

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... is a small pizza, and the kids and I need to eat."

Angel: "But you can go back to the apartment and get some sort of food, he may not have anything else to eat."

Devil:
"Isn't that the same kid that you just gave some money to cause he came asking?"

Angel: "You don't even really like pizza and you can certainly spare one of your slices."

Devil:
"Here come his friends. If you give him a piece, you will have to give one to ...

Midwitch

A travel blog entry by daxandrew

... trip that is basically a long walk. We asked the head taxi man to get a taxi, he quickly obliged and called a driver over. It then took a further 5 minutes for them to actually then get to the point of loading us into the cab and taking us back, It was the cheapest ride yet, 100 pesos (1.50). Unusually taxis here are relatively expensive, on the whole. However, this whole fiasco seemed a fitting end to, possibly, the weirdest and worst meal we have ever had.
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Location

This hotel, located on Av. John F. Kennedy No.51, Puerto Plata, is near Altos de Chavon Village, Bayahibe, Minitas, and Dye Fore.
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