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Puerto Plata is the main city on the D.R.'s north coast and was named by Christopher Columbus when he explored the area in 1493. The harbor is guarded by Fortaleza San Felipe, one of the oldest forts in the New World. Some parts of the town are a little ramshackle but in other areas Victorian houses have been nicely renovated so the center part of town including the Parque Central and cathedral are pleasant to stroll through.
I decided to spend the night at Villa Carolina, a hotel ...
... at a little roadside comedor.
Maybe I picked the lunch offerings from the pots and pans lined up, but the
goodies all tasted freshly prepared – Bacalao (salt cod) salad, Cangrejo
(crabmeat), Albondigas de Pescado (deep fried fish balls), sautéed cheese, and
two starchy bananas, a breakfast seafood feast!
There were numerous pretty beaches along the way including
Playa Grande, which has something rare for ...
After leaving the house at 3am, connecting through Newark, and breezing through customs we were greeted with bottles of ice cold water at the POP airport. The Dream guides, Otto and John oriented us, fed us ( fried chicken, vegetables, and coca cola), and gave us an afternoon to relax at our small private pool. All 18 of us were in as soon as we could find our suits, as this is the ...
It is pretty common for people living or visiting the global South and less "economically developed nations" to get a sense of appreciation for what they have. I imagine this is even more common among people who do volunteer work on their visits. Before coming here, I was told by people, especially those from other Caribbean countries, that the Dominican Republic "has it rough".When I arrived, I was surprised to see the level of infrastructure. That is not to stay that the ...
... lining at a Monkey habit, followed by some up close time with the monkeys. This was terrifying and exhilarating all at the same time, mostly because I don't seem to be very good at Zip-lining.
All in all, the vacation was everything we wanted/expected out of our first time leaving the country on an all inclusive. I would definitely go back, knowing I would have an even better time with the knowledge I gained. Travel Cherry ...