Royal Palace Hotel
Travel Blogs from Santo Domingo
i eventually arrived and was met by Paula and her son Pablo. Having been awake for around 24 hours straight, my translation skills were not up to much, so when showed into a twin room, I guessed that I was sharing it with the son as there was no other room. When I decided to go to sleep, he looked very shocked when I asked him to wake me up if I snore. He quickly corrected me that he would be sharing with his mum, and not me. An awkward start....
... 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 ...
Most group trips tend to follow a pre-determined itinerary, so it seems only fitting that the first entry be presented in itinerary-style.
7:15am: Team members meet up at the American Airlines ticketing area of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
11:40am: Touch down in Miami. Less than an hour to make our connector.
12:40pm: Wheels go up on AA flight 783, destination Santo Domingo, DR. Karen L. ...
... after Christopher Columbus died. Then, we saw the old Monastery and then a cigar shop and a shop where they finish Lari Mar, Amber and Black Coral jewelry. After, we went back to Bettye's, then went to get Yogunfruz. We had to try going to one Bon shop the. Another then back to the first one all for Yogunfruz, by it was worth it! I got a smallmone with pineapple and strawberries. It was pretty good!!! Then, we walked to our hotel and sat on the front porch for a while and I journaled!! ...
... 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 ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility