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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 ...
... Republic – a paved
access road, large paved parking lots, and a little village of shops and
restaurants. I’ve gotten used to driving up to the beach and parking in the
sand. Sunshine alternated with short downpours through the day, so I didn’t
spend much time on the beach. Heading west
Cabarete is a busy beach resort that’s apparently especially
popular for kitesurfing and ...
... because I do it.
Yes, I may be willing to share my proverbial 'markers', the things in my life that I don't ascribe a whole lot of worth to. But when it comes to those things that I value, my tendency is often to hold tight, even if I may have more than I need at the time. This fact became crystal clear to me the other night. The kids and I had gone back to visit Michelle and Amanda, the
two long term volunteers who we roomed with during our first week of ...
... ATM and then arranged for a car to come and pick us up to go to the big supermarket 4 miles away (Free) and when we got there we really stocked up as the prices were fantastic, we bought 5ltrs rum, 24 large beer, 5 days meat, 5 days veg, fruit soft drinks , cans, all the staples and loads of sundries for about Pds120, smiling all the time, we got back to the marina and they put it all on a golf buggy and took us back to the boat –“Service” we ...
... loose term) us in a golf cart after we were eating. He took us to the time share type office where another Juan Carlos (not really his name, either) tried getting us to upgrade to VIP status. We flat out told him it wasn't going to happen and he pretty much gave up on us right away. Score - bring on the sun.
Lunch was also at The Pearl, and I discovered some rice and ...