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I ended up in Boca Chica, the resort town nearest the Santo
Domingo airport, for the night. I intended to stop a little earlier in Juan
Dolio, but the highway exits in the D.R. are so poorly marked that I missed it.
The bellhop at my hotel seemed to also function as a pimp and kept talking up
finding me a “beautiful lady” every time he saw me. Boca Chica apparently is
one of several resort towns in the D.R. with a reputation for sex tourism.
... The cave supposed has lots of petroglyphs drawn by Hispaniola’s pre-Columbian Taino inhabitants, but without a guide to point them out to me I found only two locations on the walls that might possibly be human cave art.
I left Bayahibe the next morning and drove to San Rafael de Yuma, a small village surrounded by miles of sugarcane fields. The area still seems quite impoverished, but one aspect of that poverty is quite quaint. Here and in some other parts of the ...
... However, when two different groups meet, depending on how friendly they are, (according to my guidebook) 'fisticuffs' may occur. When two groups converged here, everyone started running away, but Ama told us to stay where we are. Nothing had actually happened, it was just 'magic' and superstition that people believed something bad happens when two groups meet. There was lots of colourful outfits with the predominant colour being ...
... hospital does provide free contraception but people are ashamed/embarrassed to go. There is high gender inequality, with a set role for women as mothers and housewife, giving motherhood a higher priority over personal goals. Also they associate motherhood with becoming an adult, even though you are 22 years old, have a job etc you are still considered a child in the eyes of your mother and the ...
... to have a religious conversation with someone I don't know! Plus, I always have in the back of my mind whenever a guy starts chatting to me here, when are you going to ask me if I'm married or have a boyfriend. I realise not everyone is like that, but the vast majority are. So whenever a guy strikes up a conversation I automatically want to sound uninterested and must come across a bit rude. But from the advice I've been given, you need to be, as even ...