Puerto Plata Beach Resort
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... who told me he was in Puerto Plata to learn Spanish. Really? Why would anyone pick the Dominican Republic as the place to study Spanish? They speak such a fast and sloppy dialect of it in the Caribbean islands compared to the clearer dialect in Mexico and Andean South America. Well, I guess he wasn’t necessarily learning Dominican, and Puerto Plata has nice beaches which Quito and Medellin and Antigua don’t have.
The Teleferico to the top of Pico Isabel de Torres, ...
... other beach activities that involve
wind and waves. The town also seemed to have a higher proportion of North
Americans among the tourists than the other resorts in the D.R.
I stopped for a while in Sosua, a busy north coast beach
town with a reputation as a center for sex tourism. Rather than sex, though, it
was the Jewish Museum and Synagogue that were the draws for me. Back in the
late 1930s Dominican ...
... did not sit well. It was actually a fairly minor thing but then I started to dig deeper. I found out that they had changed their name twice and the information I found under the previous names was not pleasing. I then found out that many of the people who stay at the location, are long term tenants who take advantage of the prostitution ring that runs rampant down here. In fact, some had fathered children with the local girls and were not providing any type ...
I am really starting to enjoy being around my host family. They really are doing a great job at making me feel very comfartable and at home. Today at breakfast my host mom asked my roommate and I how we were feeling and that we could tell her anything. I thought that was so sweet of her. Last Sunday when the entire family was over for dinner I told my host cousin that I really liked her head ...
This was both mine and my Husband's first time out of the Country. It was a somewhat spur decision, having found a good deal a month before and deciding to do it. We didn't know what to expect but got lots of advice from others - don't leave the resort, don't eat the ketchup, etc. I was blown away by the beauty of the place as soon as we arrived. The Airport was a little unnerving, being hustled through customs with a lot of ...