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Travel Blogs from Puerto Plata
... out every kink and every memory of the morning cockroaches. We
I laid on the beach with Jamie, swam in the clearest ocean water with the kids, and sucked the marrow from our last day.
We left with a happy sleepiness, headed back for a rest.
At 7, we headed back to Cabarete for dinner on the beach at an authentic Italian pizza place called Pomodoro. Dinner took way too long, but we ate giant pizzas and watched the sun set on the beach, so who can ...
... headed to the public school to spend 3 hours painting classrooms. It was hot and exhausting, and tricky to do without water or rags. Once again, however, the kids stepped up with such eagerness, and worked till it was done.
Exhausted, we returned for a simple dinner and a quiet evening. I think I played hearts-- yes, with Adonis. Teaching a new game with lots of rules in another language seemed like 'doing the most' but seņor was able to explain it and we played till lights ...
... next car (and that's saying something). She'd negotiate a killer price with the vendors then the rest of the girls would partake in the great prices. Triple win!
One artist/vendor gave me a henna tattoo as a sample, a lovely mariposa. We ran into him afterwards at an ice cream shop and I bought him an ice cream as a thank you. The genuine thanks we both felt for the generosity the other shared held no air of condescension, or awkwardness, ...
... said he needed it. The
ironic part, Meg looks at me and says, "Don't give him too much of your crust!"
She likes crust, I can take it or leave it. It was so easy for me to 'share' my
crust (the part I don't value) with that dog, but yet I was unwilling to share
the warm pizza with the child. Guess I have more in common with these Dominican
kids than I first would have thought. And possibly the most interesting part of
the whole thing, the kids ...
... various other reasons. Most are working in some for or another.
The later afternoon is spent on the beach, just a 15 minute walk away, where another epic game of scrabs ensues. A shared dinner of pork ribs and an early night to watch a film.
Sadly Saturday was local fiesta night so we were disturbed by loud, local, music and cockerels most of the night, but hoping the next two are ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Condado Puerto Plata
Other places to stay in Puerto Plata
Cofresi Beach, Puerto Plata | 3 star hotelfrom $115
Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata | 5 star hotelfrom $288
- Beautiful, relaxing but out of place
- Excellent Hotel
- LOVED IT!!
Corfresi Beach #2, Puerto Plata | Hotelfrom $188