Hotel el Marinique
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... absolutely nickle and dime you for every little thing. As we’re not big fans of beachin’ it, no great loss, I say. Okay, so as a scheduled “at sea” day, they usually ramp up the shipboard activities. This ship, however, seems to be a bit lacking in that area. For starters, my usual early morning “speed sudoku” hasn’t made the cut and isn’t even on the schedule. I used to win on a regular basis. But really, how ...
... Parillada Mixta at an Argentine restaurant, and a whole grilled Red Snapper at a beach grill at Playa Rincon – but not much of it except for a side of tostones (deep fried plantain slices) was very Dominican.
I drove back across the peninsula via a different route through a beautiful landscape of tropical forest and banana and cocoa plantations, a perfect tropical Caribbean paradise with some great views of the Atlantic and the ...
... more-or-less penis-shaped
landform that just about 50 miles eastward into the Caribbean from the
Dominican Republic’s northeastern coast. Samana is a popular tourist
destination but different from the southeast in the sense of having more
smaller boutique hotels in several small towns that attract a mellower crowd of
mostly French and Italian independent travelers rather than large all-inclusive
I found a private room in a hostel in Samana ...
Well it's now Sunday and sadly we leave tomorrow. We've had a lovely last day with our time split between the beach and pools and enjoyed lots of lilo fun. We are sad to be leaving because we don't want to have to go back and do thinking and jobs. The only good thing about leaving tomorrow is that the world's most annoying group of Americans arrived last night with unbelievably loud voices whooping and hollering over the most ridiculous things, carrying massive flasks and ...
... but they came in handy when the driver started demanding $30 for the two mile ride. Turns out they are military personnel who guard the area from logging and who also catch Dominicans fleeing to Puerto Rico. I encountered another young marine the next day out on the beach, a 19 year old named Hairo, who accompanied me to the lagoon. A little bored with the uninhabited beach, I had wandered south to find the lagoon and he offered to escort ...