Royal Palace Hotel
Travel Blogs from Santo Domingo
... I could be in my house for the fan and walked around outside to find shade when there was no electricity. The shade in July in jeans had me swearing like crazy and they were all complaining of the heat. They knew DR heat was more extreme that US heat so I felt like I was ok to finally wear skirts-shorts. I had been good for 9 months.
Moving out: I had mentioned maybe having to move out in October because the family I was renting the house from ...
... where we hopped on a public bus to Bonao which was a little over an hour away. The bus ride was comfortable and air-conditioned. Upon arriving in town I spotted a coconut dealer and quickly headed for some fresh coconut water. A few whacks with the machete and stick a straw in it! I love this stuff! We met Carlos’ other half and after a few minutes of the usual long time no see business, we took a taxi to where we would rent our car. This was basically a repair ...
... us if we knew how to swim. She said that its a good thing to know how to swim. I was really confused by this question and I though she was making small talk. Turns out, it was her lead in to the next part of the exhibit. The next part of the exhibit was an underwater scene at the bottom of a mangrove. Above us were fishing lines stretched across the ceiling to create an effect that the fishing line was actually water. To the sides in cabinets were models of fish, sting rays and ...
... a horse. I went into the backyard to wash my hand before dinner yesterday and a horse was tied to our clothesline, and when I went into the backyard after dinner it was gone. So I'm not sure if we're borrowing it or it's ours.
*New Years: I will be heading back to Constanza to stay with my host family. Friday-Monday, instead of going to Cabarete...the beach (where most volunteers go for New Years).
HAPPY NEW YEAR'S! WISHING EVERYONE LOTS OF AMOR FOR ...
... visit me but during his 3 week stay I had two friends, Cara and Rachel, visiting as well. We rented a car and essentially drove to all parts of the country - North, South, East, and West. The most memorable story was when we were arriving to the capitol after staying in my site for 5 days and all of a sudden accelerating on the go of a green light, our car just stopped like it had hit something in the road. I told Cara, who was driving at ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility