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Travel Blogs from La Romana
I woke up early this morning for breakfast and getting ready for the Bayahibe coastal dive. Igor the dive masters took us a group of 10 tourists to Parque Nacional Este of the town for the first of our 2 dives. The tank that shop provided us is high capacity containing 3100 psi, way more than the 2500 psi I am used to. Igor also recommended me to use 10-12 lb instead of my usual 16 lbs. The underwater environment is ...
Hi Everyone, I woke up early to have breakfast then took a nice bus from Santo Domingo to Bayahibe. I have to walk all the way to China town where the bus station is before boarding the bus. The bus ride was quite comfortable with air condition. The transfer at La Romana I have to change to a small Gua Guas. Bayahibe is a small beach town know for swimming and snorkeling, I went to a snorkel shop and booked a trip ...
One of the greatest challenges for a type AA person like me on these trips is dealing with the lack of control over my day's schedule. I like knowing where I will be, when I will be there, and what I will be doing at any given moment. I like routine, control, order. There is a measure of adventure with the unexpected we face here, but even amidst the chaos there is still some semblance of choreography--we try to plan ...
... the last several months making this trip possible. Born in Mexico to German parents she has a German passport and a green card and is fluent in Spanish--still trying to sort out all that but I think it's in our favor. She is married to her childhood sweetheart, Josh, who apparently still remembers what she was wearing the first time they met (in 2nd grade). Josh, that is a standard no man can match--I have enough trouble with birthdays and ...
... br> Mortensen and Isabel Allende, I couldn't help but feel moved by the hand of
fate. I had researched jobs in Antarctica back in 2009 when I started to
rethink my place in the world and ponder the dark corners of the job market
illuminated in books like Nickeled and Dimed and The Working Poor and the
prospect of work in the so-called Highest, Driest, Coldest Continent still
holds a special place in ...
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