Travel Blogs from Cabarete
Got up early for an adventure farther inland to tour the beautiful Ciguapa Falls. David came with us and we were joined by a funky German couple, Julia and Anis. The tour included two classic Dominican meals and an exhilarating hike through the countryside. We got to pick passion fruit for a snack on the way up to the falls. The whole trip was an amazing experience that got our adrenaline pumping and had us all exhausted by ...
... I believe it is called the Nightlight Development Index. I am fascinated by what can be told through the intensity of light coming from urban and rural areas of a country. Existence of infrastructure, distribution of wealth and a country's natural resources are all exposed by its nighttime illumination, seen from above. My first or second week here, I had mentioned to some new friends that I wanted to visit another country as soon as possible because the DR was my 13th country, and ...
After a failed attempt to find Vacabar the day before we finAlly had directions and it was time for a great meal. When we arrived at the Agualina we walked out toward the beach and there it was....we found our own little Mecca. We were greeted with a huge smile from the owner, Cami, and a tail wag from her little dog Charlie. This was likely the best breakfast of our trip. We started with fresh squeezed juice and coffee. From there we had French toast, ...
... br> out how many of each is left if you really want to win.
The first night of the home-stay was a little rough. The shallow
river bath we took only seemed to add to the sweat induced by heat and heavy humidity.
There was little to do beyond reading and chatting with the local teen boys,
always present in numbers, many of whom quickly developed love interests in the
four American female volunteers visiting.
Desperate for ...
... Louis Menand reviews two critiques of the current state of
higher education while exploring different theories as to its purpose.
Among other insightful ruminations, the article contrasts the ideas of
college as society's proving grounds for specific career readiness and
college as a means of gaining exposure to material that enlightens and
empowers, whatever career one ends up choosing.
In the article, Menand reviews a book ...