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Puerto Plata is the main city on the D.R.'s north coast and was named by Christopher Columbus when he explored the area in 1493. The harbor is guarded by Fortaleza San Felipe, one of the oldest forts in the New World. Some parts of the town are a little ramshackle but in other areas Victorian houses have been nicely renovated so the center part of town including the Parque Central and cathedral are pleasant to stroll through.
I decided to spend the night at Villa Carolina, a hotel ...
... at a little roadside comedor.
Maybe I picked the lunch offerings from the pots and pans lined up, but the
goodies all tasted freshly prepared – Bacalao (salt cod) salad, Cangrejo
(crabmeat), Albondigas de Pescado (deep fried fish balls), sautéed cheese, and
two starchy bananas, a breakfast seafood feast!
There were numerous pretty beaches along the way including
Playa Grande, which has something rare for ...
... there was no point in him traveling to a country where he could not speak the language to spend a week serving and teaching. He figured he could make no difference. On the day he left he spoke with another pastor friend and his friend pointed out that it was not about the difference he might make, it was about being obedient. He went on to report that he had an amazing week and that he felt that there was someone there that needed to hear his message. He of course meant his ...
... lining at a Monkey habit, followed by some up close time with the monkeys. This was terrifying and exhilarating all at the same time, mostly because I don't seem to be very good at Zip-lining.
All in all, the vacation was everything we wanted/expected out of our first time leaving the country on an all inclusive. I would definitely go back, knowing I would have an even better time with the knowledge I gained. Travel Cherry ...
... t stopped by anyone while on our way. She, like all working women in the DR, was dressed up beautifully. We first went to the Emergency Room where there was a triage area and a fairly new line of beds separated by all new curtains so that each patient had privacy. We were told that anyone who gets dropped off at Corominas (be it by Taxi, Ambulance, car, etc.) will be seen as long as they have health insurance. In recent years, more and more companies have ...