Hotel Sabrina Las Terrenas
Travel Blogs from Las Terrenas
... checking it out....
The tender looked a bit rough, but it's the lifeboat so good practice. Inside it's hot and a bit unpleasant but after about ten mins we headed off. Not the smoothest ride but not too long. Sweltering though. We took the pretty walk towards town but there were a huge number of people selling rides and souvenirs so we practised no thanks quite a lot. Everyone was quite pleasant though, not too ...
... of Catan and I
arrived just as they were making ready to begin a game! They paired me with
Carl who had never played before and over the course of perhaps a couple
hours while we played I tutored him. Carl was a quick study and I think we
made a good team even though we didn't win. It didn't matter to me, I was
just drunk on the good vibe thrilled to be part of the group.
I was there for hours just playing settlers, and then ...
... at which point he proceeded to run out
into the middle of the highway to stop an oncoming minivan bus. I grabbed
my bag and hustled out after him, dodging traffic as I went. To my
surprise, as I approach the van a hand jutted out the window in the
familiar finger-wag gesture that means "no" and a voice said "NO GRINGOS!"
Then the door rolled open to reveal a grinning Jose (fellow volunteer and
... park and apparently it has a coastline to die for. all kinds of backwaters to explore and paths through the jungle to walk on. in the middle is a place that sells delicious food for 100 pesos a plate, approximately $3.50 USD.
This is the kind of place you want to get stuck. too bad
Tomorrow we go to Los Haitises and the adventure ...
... in the car and headed to Samana to go and see the whales! That was so amazing, we saw a momma and a baby. Never seen them so close and it was just beautiful. After the whales we hung out on an island for a couple of hours. swam and drank pina coladas straight out of the pina and coco locos straight out of the coconut! SO GOOOD. Then we went back to the car and headed back home! So pretty much 2 days ...