Velero Beach Resort
Travel Blogs from Cabarete
... t seem slower at all. But then as you are standing at the side of the road,
waiting for the public transportation to show up and hoping that there will be
at least 4 seats, you realized that everything is run on its own time and in
its own ways. Nothing really runs on a schedule, and if it does, it seems to be
negotiable. For instance, I needed to have some photos developed and asked the
lady at the store what her hours were. She stated 9-6 but then followed it ...
... I put on my mask and laid on my board to look in the water. Let's just say you can't see the fish too well when trying to look from the top of a paddle board. We made or way to the reef and when we got there they all put on their flippers and mask and tied up the boards to a buoy. I sat on my board watching my family swim to the reef while I sat there feeling that lack of control. I felt like a little kid does when an older sibling tells them they aren't ...
... Natura Village, is beautiful! Besides the
fact that it is brand spanking new, bright and clean. It is very secure. The
villa is surrounded by a rock wall, has two gates and an armed security guard
from evening through morning. The irony of it, is I don't even feel like we need the guard here as the neighbor hood is very quiet...which is probably exactly why we do need it. Anyways,
they had a vacancy (a total God thing since it is high season), ...
... said he needed it. The
ironic part, Meg looks at me and says, "Don't give him too much of your crust!"
She likes crust, I can take it or leave it. It was so easy for me to 'share' my
crust (the part I don't value) with that dog, but yet I was unwilling to share
the warm pizza with the child. Guess I have more in common with these Dominican
kids than I first would have thought. And possibly the most interesting part of
the whole thing, the kids ...
... too. So when the money happens to stick to white hands lines get crossed and racism and class-ism become interchangeable. So what kind of blatantly racists things happen here? Well, I haven't seen oh so many-- because I am white. But I did notice that when the property manager of the condominium I am house sitting at made a stink about my petty rule breaking (mainly having guests) it happened at the exact moment the Dominican guests had arrived. When my gringa friends ...