Catalonia Gran Dominicus

Bayahibe Playa, Bayahibe, Dominican Republic | 3 star resort
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No. of Dominicans converted to Arctic Monkeys: 1

A travel blog entry by vicky17

... with his brother 'Mr Blue' and others from the community too. We chatted about music and I introduced him to the Arctic Monkeys, he loved their first album and Teddy Picker, slowly converting the whole of Dominican Republic to Arctic Monkeys fans! He then showed me the genre 'Dembo' which is a really fast-paced sort of latin hip-hop music which they play in the clubs and bars which people go crazy ...

Battle of the Sancoche

A travel blog entry by vicky17

... out to finger-like shapes and then dumped into the sancoche. The sancoche was better than last time, lots of meat. The chef asked me if I'd had it before and I said yes. He replied no you haven't had sancoche like this before, that was 'sancochito' this is 'sancoche'.
Had good fun swimming in the river, although it got a bit chilly after a while. On the way back we planned with the chef, Yoni, and the cyclist to go to the Fiestas Patronales in the town at the ...

A visit to the bateys

A travel blog entry by vicky17

... drop out after 8th grade as they have no ID documents and so cannot continue their studies. They often end up working in the sugarcane fields and the cycle continues. Also a recent study was done in the region showing that the quality of education in the bateys is pretty shocking, with only a few being able to write their own names.
We then visited various elderly people who had health complications. The charity has helped to fund medical costs ...

Let the games begin

A travel blog entry by vicky17

... potatoes and boring salad.Then people made speeches and we gave a toast to the couple and ate cake.
We said goodbye to the hostess and wished her well. Then me and Yudelka went to see 'los juegos' (the games). The games are basically a basketball tournament between 3 areas of the town - Duarte (the high street), El barrio (next to Duarte) and I forget the other one. We watched the last game of the night between Duarte and ...

Dive n chill

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... than that of California. I only wore a 2 mm wetsuit. There are plenty of brain corals, sea fans, pot shaped coral, standing sticks like coral and aplenty of tropical fish. I even saw some squids swimming in groups. There are also many stingrays colored just like its surrounding sand. I even saw a Morey eel peeking out of the rocks. There're is even a rock firsthand scorpion fish hiding betWeen the rocks. We came up to the catamaran and rest of ...

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