Hotel Bella Catalina
Travel Blogs from La Romana
Last night there was a very loud thunderstorm so didnt get much sleep, although Im glad I didn't experience anything like that when I was in Guaymate with the tin roof! Had breakfast and as there aren't many tables for everyone I shared it with the Argentinian couple from the tour. Got to chat to them more in Spanish, there were some things I didn't ...
... anything like it before, it felt very touristy and as though I was in a different country almost. It was a nice change but felt completely separate from anything remotely Dominican. Went for a refreshing swim and just laid back on one of the millions of sunbeds on the beach and read my book. Then headed back home slightly reluctantly back to reality with no fancy swimming pools or waterfalls right next to the ...
... It was very fast-paced and the crowd was very enthusiastic. You could tell that there were way more fans for Duarte as they booed the other team at every chance. Whenever there was a break, music came on and some kids started to breakdance at the side near where we were sitting. Was a great atmosphere and we might go again tomorrow night.
Had a pretty busy evening but was fun and got to meet a few more people in the ...
The past few days I've been helping out with the volunteer manual in spanish and settling in. The evenings are quite quiet here.
On Saturday I went with Lilo to the nearest city La Romana to get some food shopping. Went by guagua which is their bus service where you can get on and off whenever you want, you just have to shout at the driver to let you ...
Second morning... The first day of surgery. Last night was restless at best, battling the anxiety of heading into the OR in a foreign country in less than ideal situations. The sun came up so I got up as well since sleep was far from my eyes. A few moments on the back porch trying to pray led to a stream of consciousness kind of prayer, like a 4 year old kid on Santa's lap I started pelting my Heavenly Father with a list ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility