Hotel River View

Restauracion # 17 , La Romana, Dominican Republic | Hotel
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No. of Dominicans converted to Arctic Monkeys: 1

A travel blog entry by vicky17

... with his brother 'Mr Blue' and others from the community too. We chatted about music and I introduced him to the Arctic Monkeys, he loved their first album and Teddy Picker, slowly converting the whole of Dominican Republic to Arctic Monkeys fans! He then showed me the genre 'Dembo' which is a really fast-paced sort of latin hip-hop music which they play in the clubs and bars which people go crazy ...

Battle of the Sancoche

A travel blog entry by vicky17

Went to the river again today. I was a bit nervous as there was a lot more people than last time, most of whom I didn't know and I was finding it hard to understand most of them! However, ended up having a great day and at the end I understood people slightly better!
One guy had just won the under-23s national mountainbike competition on Sunday and is originally from a batey here. Another was a chef and was in charge of the sancoche. I helped to make dumplings which ...

A visit to the bateys

A travel blog entry by vicky17

... to take in but I'll try to remember the important bits. There is no electricity but there is running water from two public taps (which is not always the case in some bateys) and public bathrooms. The water contains chlorine but is not suitable for drinking, however, many people do as they cannot afford to buy the big bottles of water sold in 'colmados' (corner shops) which are expensive.
Eduardo led us to the school in the batey and explained that ...


A travel blog entry by vicky17

... when you want to get off, but for a socially awkward person like me, that's easier said than done.When I got home one of Lilo's friends was in, he was recording some songs. He told me he sang and liked to record his own songs. Then he played me one, it was pretty good. I told him I played guitar and it turns out he's got one and would like to learn!
So managed to find a guitar and have fish and chips on the ...

From rain to snow to sun

A travel blog entry by vicky17


... stupid guy hadn't forgotten his bag at the gate! This meant I got to New York at midnight and the room I had rented was definitely a welcome sight! The next day, Saturday afternoon, I finally managed to arrive in La Romana, a little tired and slightly confused what time of day it was but nonetheless happy to have gotten there with my luggage ...


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