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January 18th, 2008 – by: mr_brenden
Our first stop was the hotel and then to the bars. El Presidente (national beer of D.R.) was going to be our drink of choice for the following few days. It is an alright beer but "when in Rome". We ended staying up half the night.
Saturday was our day at the beach. It was a beautiful day and a nice beach. We rented some chairs and umbrellas. With that came our own personal server who made sure that we always had a beer in our hands.
It was nice and relaxing day, as long as we stayed away from the local shops (shacks) that lined the beach. Everyone was selling the same stuff (probably all made in China) for way more then it was worth. A wooded carving of a turtle started at sixty bucks, and after 10 minutes of haggling I'd get the seller down to $8. And I still thought I payed to much for it.
Sunday we ended up at an American owned Irish Pub. There, we were able to watch the NFL Playoffs. Good food and cheap beer; we didn't need to go any where else.
We ended up staying up all night Sunday and caught and early morning cab back to Santiago airport to fly back to the States.
The cost of living is about the same as in the states. One US Dollar is 33 D.R. Pesos. The average beer is 80 Pesos. A hamburger is about 160 Pesos. The only thing cheaper there were the cigars. My room was 45 US dollars a night.
There were a lot of tourist around. Most of them form Europe. However you will run into other Americans and even some Canadians.
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