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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 ...
... of us to make our vision into reality. These thoughts were swimming around in my mind as I met all of Rick's friends and heard their stories.
The night after I got there was New Year's Eve so we celebrated at Rick's friend's house with a small group of people. One of the guys was roasting a huge pig over an open pit so I made some guacamole to go along with Rick's ceviche. We had a big feast and ...
... in sight, that is, until my home stay
in a small “campo” outside of Rio San
Juan, Puerta Plata, Dominican Republic. As a part of the foundation’s volunteer
orientation, our boss had her husband take us out the land of cocoa farming,
cow milking, river baths, and—most notably—latrines. Her husband Freddie is a
quiet, taciturn man. He is often spotted in various spots around town with
three other grown ...
... faces scanning passports and collecting paperwork. Once we got onto our bus, we were able to really appreciate our surroundings. We had stopped at 2 resorts before our own to drop people off so it was a great opportunity to see the city. We arrived at the resort after dark and I was immediately taken back by the beauty of seeing everything lit up. Don't know why it's taken me so long to venture into the world!!!
Many a ...