Gran Bahia Principe El Portillo
Travel Blogs from Las Terrenas
Arrival & Hotel My then boyfriend and I barely made it to the airport in Munich for our first vacation together and once on board time did not fly by... It had something to do with 10 hours of economy class... But back then there was something to ease the suffering: Free alcohol on international flights! Those were the days... Finally off the …
Having fled the hospital for a few days, I joined up with US Peace Corps for their Fourth of July celebrations up in Samana. I was instructed by my friend Yvette to approach any white person on the bus and they surely would be heading up for the same party. After many awkward stares and glances, I wandered over to them and it turns out she was right.
Her group of friends ...
... checking it out....
The tender looked a bit rough, but it's the lifeboat so good practice. Inside it's hot and a bit unpleasant but after about ten mins we headed off. Not the smoothest ride but not too long. Sweltering though. We took the pretty walk towards town but there were a huge number of people selling rides and souvenirs so we practised no thanks quite a lot. Everyone was quite pleasant though, not too ...
... in the
living room not doing much of anything. It just felt so good to be "off
duty" and surrounded by people I love. During a break in the rain, we all
made our way down to the road the led to the beach. Having little dry
clothing left, and feeling a need for a break from socializing, I opted to
hole up in my hotel room when the rain picked up. After a little while,
though, I caved and made my way alone down the road which had ...
... my knee, I made my way over to a house Jose and many others had rented in a
gated community off the main road. Jose had enlisted the help of a small
team including Heather and Carl and was busy making barbeque skewers and
baking chicken for everyone.
Another mini-VAC pic.
After marinating in the warm atmosphere and sharing a good while with Phil,
Rodrigo, Adam, Magee, and others, it was time to hit the club. At ...