Barefoot Beach Pad
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Puerto Plata is the main city on the D.R.'s north coast and was named by Christopher Columbus when he explored the area in 1493. The harbor is guarded by Fortaleza San Felipe, one of the oldest forts in the New World. Some parts of the town are a little ramshackle but in other areas Victorian houses have been nicely renovated so the center part of town including the Parque Central and cathedral are pleasant to stroll through.
I decided to spend the night at Villa Carolina, a hotel ...
... br> the Jewish refugees who settled there.
Trujillo’s willingness to take in Jewish refugees shouldn’t
suggest he was some kind of benevolent despot or humanitarian. He was
apparently very racist and hoped European immigrants would helped whiten his
country, and his invitation came within years of his 1937 ordering a genocide of
Haitians in the border region, a brutal affair known as the Parsley ...
... and an American breakfast. Of course we all shared. :). We finished off our breakfast with Cami's own mama Juana brew. Spectacular. Bellies full we grabbed a cab back to the hotel and began our job as acting concierge. To thank Monica and Mars for joining me and helping with the event I took the to dinner at Bliss. What an amazing experience! We were told this was one of the best spots in Cabarete but did not have a clue until we dug in. Everything was ...
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 ...
... water to go with! Father Bill brought with him a cacao pod and let us eat the meat around the hard shells and cacao seeds that are later dried and turned into chocolate!
After, I went for a stroll on the track accompanied by Ke$ha, Lady GaGa and my good friend Justin Beiber :) I passed this new fountain being installed in memory of an ILAC participant who passed away. We had an Examen with Father Bill to go over our day after that. Then, we had a meeting with Leah and Holly ...