New Garden Hotel
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- Swimming pool
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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 ...
... br> the Jewish refugees who settled there.
Trujillo’s willingness to take in Jewish refugees shouldn’t
suggest he was some kind of benevolent despot or humanitarian. He was
apparently very racist and hoped European immigrants would helped whiten his
country, and his invitation came within years of his 1937 ordering a genocide of
Haitians in the border region, a brutal affair known as the Parsley ...
... the children and for the families who want to provide, but don't have a whole lot of opportunity to do so. Many of them came from Haiti for a better life. Looking around, I have to wonder just how bad things can be for a person to come to the Dominican in search of 'a better life.' They came mostly to work in the sugar cane fields, but the fields have since been shut down. They cross the border illegally, so finding other work is difficult at best, impossible at worst. ...
On my third day in Dominican Republic, I woke up hoping to go to Haiti to visit my dad's cousin named Paul. The bus was canceled and I made a last minute decision to go to Puerto Plata. The man the previous day told me there was nice beaches here and I also looked online on hostels.com and one of the hostels said walking distance from the beach. This was not true. I
walked for an hour looking for the beach and got ...
... spent relaxing in the sun by the pool with drinks in hand. We made a point to check out each of the restaurants on different nights (downfall to this was you had to have reservations which required getting up early and standing in line in order to be sure to get in before they were full up). We were suckered into a Time share presentation, which we didn't realize it was until we were sitting in it. But this also resorted in some ...