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We left the TEARS team yesterday (sad to say goodbye!) and spent a day of rest and fun in Puerto Plata today. We head back to Calgary tomorrow. We fly out on WS 2519 and arrive in Toronto at 6:20 p.m. Our flight to Calgary is WS 671 departing at 7:45 and arriving at 9:54 p.m.
... The moto driver was one of the hotel regulars - not a complete stranger. But still - that's pretty impressive service.)
Oh, and the 13# of laundry - 350 $RD = @ $8.14 USD
For dinner, the stars finally aligned and we dined at Parilla de Louis - " The Chicken Shack". Big grill out front that could probably hold 100 chickens - Mike was most envious. We split a ...
Today's highlight was dinner at Bliss, an Italian restaurant situated in a converted hotel. The ambiance is great as their pool from when it was a hotel is still there and is now part of the courtyard are around which a few tables are arranged. Unfortunately for the one woman who tried it - you can't walk on water. ...
... found a place in the DR that seemed like a very viable option. It is located in a 'town' in the Puerto Plata region. Munoz is a community that is a combination of Dominicans and Haitians. What I have learned is that there is a fairly high disdain between the two groups. Dominicans feel (much as many American's feel toward illegal immigrants) that the Haitians have no business here. They are stealing jobs, taking advantage of government programs (this still ...
... and bridget aka Wendy) waving at us, they were supposed to have left at 0600 but obviously hadn’t, we moored alongside and there was a cruiser coffee session on with 6 boats onboard (12 people) we all left 3 hours later and reanchored as 2 boats who had arrived said the waves in the channel were horrendous and they had had a very lumpy journey, we decided to recover and had another chill day, even missing the party ashore to give our livers a break.
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