Los Lagos Number 7

Casa De Campo, La Romana, Dominican Republic | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from La Romana

Year Abroad Article

A travel blog entry by vicky17

... so it would be good publicity for the charity and issue in general.I finished and send the article off today (with the help of Dad to send it due to the slow internet here!)The charity will also publish it on their website! They have asked me to translate it into Spanish, although I think this may be a bit of a challenge. I'm going to try but not sure how it'll go!
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Trip to the Capital

A travel blog entry by vicky17

Had a bit of a lie in today, was nice not to be woken up by loud animals or shouting, just from traffic instead! Had the free breakfast at the hostel, pretty good - toast, jam, fruit, cheese, meat. Then headed out again to further explore. Went along the Malecon (promenade along seafront). Not very pretty as lots of rubbish ...

A visit to the bateys

A travel blog entry by vicky17

... drop out after 8th grade as they have no ID documents and so cannot continue their studies. They often end up working in the sugarcane fields and the cycle continues. Also a recent study was done in the region showing that the quality of education in the bateys is pretty shocking, with only a few being able to write their own names.
We then visited various elderly people who had health complications. The charity has helped to fund medical costs ...

Take me to the River

A travel blog entry by vicky17

As a farewell to one of the volunteers here, the group arranged to go to the river. First we had to buy supplies from the market and then pick up the massive sound system which was with one of the group who lives in a bateye. We also picked up a few friends of theirs who joined us for the trip.
Along the way we got to see people working in ...

From rain to snow to sun

A travel blog entry by vicky17

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... 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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This 4 star hotel is located on Casa De Campo, La Romana.
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