Hotel Las Ballenas Escondidas

55 Carrettera Samana, Samaná Peninsula, 83675, Dominican Republic | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Samaná Peninsula

Samana, Dominican Republic

A travel blog entry by buddyp

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... I have no doubt that raw sewage goes straight into the bay. The only time in recent years I have seen such dirty water was in St. Petersburg, Russia. That’s a city of 6 million people. This immediate area has about 200,000.

We boarded an old but serviceable bus, which is typical of this region. Our tour guide was a very nice local man named Luis. Typical of local guides he gave us the chamber of commerce view of the local area. He assured us there ...

Best Project: Courts For Kids

A travel blog entry by angela_smith

... The women were very proud of their team and had recently received uniforms from the local cacao factory but did not have a space to practice and play. Courts for Kids was able to provide them with just that. On March 7, the volleyball team, Peace Corps Volunteers and the Courts ...

Summer = shorts and a fridge!

A travel blog entry by angela_smith

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... pregnancy talk we just had with her daughter.

*August 8, 2011: I THOUGHT it was the beginning of a 2 month basic and 2 month advanced English class. The 18 students who had graduated wanted a harder class and 30 students signed up too late to do the basic class so I told them I´d do another class. I spent 2 weeks of showing up when no one else did so I dropped the English classes. A few people asked after when I was going to start and I told ...

You know it's winter time in Guazumita when...

A travel blog entry by angela_smith

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... Day are both big events. People had family come visiting so there were a whole bunch of people in Guasumita. Christmas Eve is about having dinner in your house with your family, and Christmas Day is about everyone going to church and eating dinner after. They were both good ways to spend Christmas.

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-I've finally given in and started going to the bathroom at night using the bucket my host mom gave me instead of using ...

Samana

A travel blog entry by white-travels

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... poverty there is in the Republic. Children only attend school part time – either mornings or afternoons. Not much employment available – mostly smallholdings. We did see fields of pineapples and small papaya and banana plantations but the villages seemed bereft of any social amenities. Mind, most young people appeared to have mobile phones and satellite TV aerials were quite common.

Evening concert was a very talented young Irish flautist – ...

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This hotel, located on 55 Carrettera Samana, Samaná Peninsula, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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