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I went to Sosua to avoid the everyday tourist trap of an all inclusive chain in Punta Cana. The resorts have always told you do not leave the grounds its not safe. Well I went to Sosua got a small hotel. The town is safe day or night. The town is not for prude people. Have an open mind and enjoy the people and you will have the time of your life. < …
... popping popcorn has taught us to slow down as we have reverted to
doing it the 'heat and shake' way on the stove top. And as I have observed the
people around me, what at first I might have viewed as laziness, is actually
people just being instead of doing. The nice part is they tend to 'be' together.
Men gather and play dominoes. Driving down the roads you pass countless groups
of people just gathered together, talking. They pull a chair out in front of
... I put on my mask and laid on my board to look in the water. Let's just say you can't see the fish too well when trying to look from the top of a paddle board. We made or way to the reef and when we got there they all put on their flippers and mask and tied up the boards to a buoy. I sat on my board watching my family swim to the reef while I sat there feeling that lack of control. I felt like a little kid does when an older sibling tells them they aren't ...
... tourists and the
large community of expats that reside here. The local transportation drops you
off at the end of the road that the church is on and you have to walk the
remainder. We no sooner stepped off of the van and in pulled a couple who asked if we would like a ride. It was raining, I was an emotional wreck and without hesitating or even considering
our safety, I said yes! As we are getting in, I did finally ask if they were
... br> eat. So as we are standing in the road waiting for the seemingly non-existent
carro, a young boy drives up on his bike and is circling us. Finally he says in
Spanish, I am hungry. So in my maturity, I turn to him and say, "Yo
tambien", meaning 'me too' and turn away. So of course I am standing there
knowing that the right thing to do would be to give the boy a slice of pizza. I
am having the classic devil/angel on the shoulder argument.