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... we didn't know anyone. A lot of people, including our parents, did not want us to go. We stayed in the city of La Romana. Within our 3 month stay, we met many friends like Lexie and Crystal.
We traveled all over the country. We did not have a car so we took public transportation. Public cars, which is a beat-up 1980 Toyota, Gua-Guas, which is a over-crowed beat up van, and motor bikes. All will cost you less than a dollar to travel. To be safe we did not ...
... recommend the marina but be aware of your wallet since check-in and everything in the compound is expensive by cruising standards.
The last stop before exiting the DR was Isla Beta – a small island on the southwestern coast. We arrived with a few boats anchored out in the bay. We soon came to find out that they were all heading east and had been waiting over a week for a weather window. We met a nice French family from French ...
... s known as the Costa de
Coco because of the coconut palm lined beaches. The road was mostly inland,
though, and I saw a lot more cows and Dominican cowboys than palm-fringed beaches
as the road went through grazing country and small villages. I tried to get to
the coast at Playa Limon, supposedly an idyllic isolated beach resort with a
small hotel, but gave up. The road to the beach was unpaved, and I was starting
to get worried my KIA would get stuck in the ...
... a sink. I'd never realised it before but we don't have a sink in Guaymate. After showering, I went to explore the old area 'Zona Colonial' and had dinner on Plaza Espaņa. It is less touristy than the main square (Plaza Colon) and is great for people watching. I had fish with creole sauce and tostones (fried plaintain), washed down with 'morir soņando'. In the evening I met up with the former volunteer at the charity who now lives in the capital, and ...
This morning I worked on the volunteer documents including the application form, evaluation and I thought a code of conduct might be useful too. So I've drafted all of these up, (with the help of some hints from Dad) which we will go through as a group on Monday for them to change/improve as they wish.
In the evening, me and Yudelka went to a dinner to celebrate the engagement of a friend of the organisation. Even though ...