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... we headed to Laguna Gri Gri, for a boat ride through a lagoon and into a Caribbean cove. We saw lush tropical wildlife, swam up to a cave, fed some fish. I felt like a mermaid. I'm not sure what else to say about that. We just jumped off the side of the boat and swam in the crystal clear water surrounded by immense beauty.
We arrived at la Playa Grande, and had lunch on the beach. The coconut drinks were delicious, and the beach was nothing short of postcard ...
I'm so tired today that I cAn barely write. After a week filled with back to back work and extra excursions, it all culminated today. Beginning last night we were all admitting to feeling like we missed home, it's comforts, and were weary, uncomfortable, tired, or maybe a bit sick from/ of some aspect of our trip. For me it was a few things. The difficulty in communicating with my family was tough. The inconvenience of the internet and desire to fully experience the trip ...
... and rest as we digest). The resting has mostly been playing cards or walking next door to la centro de dulce for snacks. On our first day there the owner invited us behind the counter, and next to the snack food I saw she was prepping a dead chicken on the top of a cardboard box!
After lunch we went back for a quick change then off to the beach, for a bonus excursion.
Sucking up that part of the culture felt so lucky. The kids were such ...
... local church, we stopped for some lunch at a restaurant recommended by our driver and tour guide. The food was SO much better compared to the resort food. Again, we opted for something typically "Dominican" to eat, but gladly ordered some Coronas with the meal since up to that point the only beer that seemed to be available on the island was Presidente, probably one of the worst cervezas of all time! Overall, the day was incredible. Having our own private tour ...
... a concho, which is their main source of public transportation. A concho is a very small car and they fit 4 people in the back and 3 people in the front. The driving here is ridiculous! There are no lines on the road and people speed and drive very very close to one another. The way they drive reminds me of how people in New York drive!
This weekend we will be going to a resort to hang out on the beach....pics will be coming ...
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