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Today we made a day trip to Santo Domingo, the capital city of The Dominican Republic, which is home to three million people.
Our first stop of the day was the old part of the city, where Christopher Columbus landed during his first voyage in 1492. The city of Santo Domingo was established in 1496, making it the oldest European settlement in the Western Hemisphere. After snapping a few photos of the ancient architecture, we headed into the ...
... Right on the ocean! Too bad it was dark when we were there, but it was still really nice.
After dinner we met back up with some of the others in a square in the center of town where apparently earlier there was a lot of people and dancing. The service is very slow at restaurants so we took a lot longer then expected to leave, just because we were waiting for the check!
We decided to look for another place to go, and Dan (who was fluent in Spanish) ...
... the road under some rubbish bags. They were destined for PADELA but the owners were to chicken to actually hand them in, grrrrrr!!
We asked Laura about getting hold of veterinary supplies in Santo Domingo as it would be easy for James to pass through there on the way back to Cuba, much easier than sending things from the UK! She was wonderful and gave us a box of needles and syringes for blood sampling, and promised to take James to her supplier for him to get ...
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The girls were ...
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, ...