Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus
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... the boat. He's gotten really good at this now. The downfall of the stern to dock was that we did not have a gangway to use from the boat to the dock. We had to use a temporary wooden one for Customs and Immigration. When Custom and Immigration arrived, we welcomed all seven officials onto our back cockpit. The process went smoothly until they asked to see our saloon. They immediately spotted my fresh fruit and vegetables on the counter I ...
... Nacional. They seemed like
legitimate police, but I still thought, “Oh, no, this is going to cost me
money!” That’s what I always think when I encounter police anywhere. He asked
for the car’s registration and my license. Apparently the registration sticker
on the windshield expired at the end of 2014. “Hey, una problema de Budget
Rent-a-Car” I said, trying to act as stupid and as uncomprehending as possible,
which is not ...
... way cornfields do in the Midwest. The town main cities heading east are mostly sugar processing centers also famous for producing many of the Dominican’s star baseball players for the American major league. With lots of "motos" (motor scooters) on the road and little in the way of rules of the road Dominican Republic is probably the most stressful place I’ve driven so far, but the flow of traffic is something I’d quickly get used to in my two weeks driving.
... and the caves were good. Nadia was our guide for the caves and she was fun and interesting. We were not allowed to take photos in the cave (supposedly because the camera flash might ruin the cave paintings made by the Taino Indians but even non-flash photography is banned so I'm not sure...) After the caves there is an Iguana reserve so we got to see a few of these close up. It seems to be moulting time as they were all shedding their ...
... right nice), potatoes and onions, boring salad and of course the obligatory rice and beans. All this washed down with Presidente beer.
After stuffing ourselves, there were hammocks nearby. I managed to get one overlooking the beach in the distance with an amazing view, where I had the best food nap ever. When I awoke everyone was napping under the palm trees.
After relaxing under the trees, Pepe our guide took us on ...