Hotel River View

Restauracion # 17 , La Romana, Dominican Republic | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from La Romana

A Day at the beach

A travel blog entry by vicky17

... for the most part we had a nice chat. Plus their accents are very different! I spent the whole day on the beach, swimming and snoozing in the shade. I had a late lunch of seafood and pasta. And for dinner went to a local place and had empanadas and yucca chips. Then went back to the hotel to chill out and pack ready for going to Santo Domingo tomorrow ...

GAGA - not Lady Gaga

A travel blog entry by vicky17

... arrived a few days before. We stayed here until it got dark and went on to another batey Caddlsfj something to see the Gagá. It basically starts with a group playing trumpet, drums and bamboo sticks in a circle and then at times moves around the batey. There is also a spiritual side to it all with beliefs in magic and spirits. Some people dance very sexually to the music, but it is ...

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 ...

BEACH!

A travel blog entry by vicky17

This week I've mainly been helping out the 2013 activities report, with formatting and the budget report.
Today I went to the beach with Yudelka. We took a guagua to La Romana and then a smaller guagua to the beach.When we arrived there was very few people there. It isn't a touristy place, mainly locals and lots of families. The water was so blue! I had a swim in the sea although the waves were a bit rough. For ...

First glimpse of Bateyes

A travel blog entry by vicky17

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... is something that the average tourist never hears about and they were keen to show me this is what most people do not see or even know exists.
After visiting the bateye, we headed to Guaymate where I'll be living for the next 6 months. First thing I noticed was the noise! For such a small town there is noise round every corner. From massive stereos in peoples houses ...

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