Sosua

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My friends and I flew into Santiago and made our way by taxi to Sosua. If you ever look at a map of the D.R. you will see that there is only one road through the country. The road is barely adequate to be called just that. It was curvy, narrow and washed out in most places. However, we made the 1 hour 45 minute ride at night and that was an excitement all by itself.

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.
Cliff Diving in Sosua, D.R.
A few of us got one of the locals to take us out on his boat to go cliff diving. That was a lot of fun.

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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Cliff Diving in Sosua, D.R.
Night Taxi ride.
Shops along the beach.
Shops along the beach.
Cliff diving.  I would say about 5…
Cliff diving. I would say about …
Me.
Me.
One can always go for a fun banana…
One can always go for a fun banan…
Hotel Voramar.  Dutch owned.  A de…
Hotel Voramar. Dutch owned. A d…
The only way to get around town.  …
The only way to get around town. …
They drive fast and obey no laws.
They drive fast and obey no laws.
Pulling money out of the ATM.  The…
Pulling money out of the ATM. Th…
Around town.
Around town.
At the casino
At the casino
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