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Travel Blogs from Las Galeras
... people got seriously burnt. My factor 30 was pushed to its limits, but I evaded the burn. That night, there was a beach party in a beach bar for the peace corps with a huge mixture of locals and Americans getting drunk. It was really fun, but I sweated shed loads.
The next day we chilled at the nearer Playita which was just as incredible. Everyone was feeling a little ...
... Tina kindly pointed out she could see my scalp now my hair was thinning and I would put suncream on it, great, yet another reminder of middle age!
We had a nice sail away then decided to watch a film and in the cinema area saw water for
elephants which was good but we got to dinner late as it was closing so got the dregs of the buffet. We swapped out our film for a new one but fell asleep watching it. Still ...
... of Catan and I
arrived just as they were making ready to begin a game! They paired me with
Carl who had never played before and over the course of perhaps a couple
hours while we played I tutored him. Carl was a quick study and I think we
made a good team even though we didn't win. It didn't matter to me, I was
just drunk on the good vibe thrilled to be part of the group.
I was there for hours just playing settlers, and then ...
... that my roommates weren't coming until the 4th and
I was going to have to sleep on the floor in another room so we could save
money. After a few warm reunions at the beach and dip in the ocean,
however, I came across Zenia who said she had a room for me with Christina,
Erin, and Sabine and I wouldn't have to sleep on the floor. After another
stretch at the beach including a round of touch football that had me ...
... beach you’re drenched. I’m concerned about the ecological impacts of my sweat to the ocean’s salinity, but I plunge in nonetheless.
The bay we are in is beautiful – La Playita. La Playita is a long curving white sand beach, capped on either end by short rocky points. It is a Saturday, but there are fewer than 20 people on the entire beach. No hawkers to worry about.
It was about 5 years ago that I was able to ...