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June 24th, 2007 – by: lucecitanizama
Well, im back in Lima..gray Lima as we call it here..we are in winter and we have 94% of humidity!! we are like fishes now hahah!...and i was in Dominican Republic enjoying the sun!! buaa! wanna come back!!! Im so tired! i didn't sleep good and that plane was moving hard!
My hole trip to Dominican was pretty cool!
The airport is small and a dominican ask u what do u have in ur luggage..with his diferent spanish hard to understand for me, the accent is quite diferent, they were very friendly with me and i just passed that part straight and very quick:) Once there i was so happy to be so warm! in Lima i was freezing!
First day i went to Cabarete.
Before Cabarete we went to Puerto plata to visit the ocean world and swim with the dolphins! I always wanted to do it!!!!! I LOVEE dolphins and it was soooo nice to be so close to them!! they gave me kisses.
They have tigers and they have a white one..he is beauiful..and in certain point u can feed him, obviously there is a glass beween u and the animal but is impresive to see their huge teeth so close and feel how hard they push to have the meet!
After that we were ready to explore the cute island and the nicee hotel we were going to stay in! is Principe Bahia Cayo Levantado resort! This hotel they told me is the best that this chain has! and for sure it is! The hole island is the hotel!! is a little island and they preserved all the nature.
While we were driving I saw funny things..of the people of the little tows.
The spanish they use is kind of hard to understand for me...and Ispeak spanish, is my native language! but the pronunciation there is completely different!! haha it was fun not to understand!:) They change the 'R' for 'L' so..maybe they say MAL(means BAD) and they wanted to say MAR(means sea)!
I am dying..im soo tired..im going to bed and tomorrow ill write more and post some pics..i need to recover some sleep..gosh that plane was moving! and i am also getting ready for London!!
Another day!Well now i will continue:).. Once in Santo Domingo we went to Colonial Santo Domingo..they have churches..Colon house.some restaurants and stores.
They have a Hard Rock Cafe there so I bought some Santo Domingo souveniers! After that we went to have lunch to a nice place that i dont remeber the name ...they have a nice sea view..and is in the same road were the Hilton and intercontinental are..is a very casual place..very tropical..don't forget to try ur Granadillo mixed with passion fruit juice! At night we decided to go to a restaurant that is very well known in Santo Domingo called Sophia to have good dine, they have stronggg martinis! wow they are strong! and the food was ok..not big deal..and is expensive..:( so i dont recommend it.
Next day..I had to come back to Lima and I just had time to pack and to have my last Santo Domingo lunch in a place that is close to the airport in Boca Chica beach (they have also streets with stores and some resorts) near Pelican restaurant(that is well known but locals told us that the one we ate is better and they have good view with food to the bed services.
Well, now Im in Lima! missing Dominican republic! they are lucky to live there! they have beautidul beaches everywhere!!! I didn't go to Punta Cana..hope to do it sometime later..but some people told me that Cayo Levantado is much better..punta Cana is more turistic with lots of people but if u want to enjoy the nature and quiet beaches Cayo levantado is the place!
We did it all by car..from Santo Domingo all North crossing the hole island to the other part of the island..Samana( in some months of the year u can see the whales! lots of them!)..the turning right and going around the middle of the island to be down again:) very nice!
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