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Month: January 2015

Welcome to Miami (Beach)

Welcome to Miami (Beach)

  YEEEAAAAHHHHHH ! I am in Miami Bitch! (We saw people wearing T-Shirts with that printed on). Yep we’re in Miami and what a difference it is to the Dominican Republic. It’s clean, tidy, by far not so noisy, a bit more expensive, and it feels cold ! Well in comparison at least. Still, lots of sun waves, people jogging, doing the one or the other kind of workout, hm, feel kind of bad for them. Anyway Miami seems to…

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Dominican Republic: A resumé in facts, figures, pictures – and Music

Dominican Republic: A resumé in facts, figures, pictures – and Music

  We spent almost four weeks traveling the Dominican Republic. When we first arrived we had just a vague idea what this country could be like – mostly we associated big resorts, beaches and palm trees with it. Our first destination, the Bavaro/Punta Cana region pretty much confirmed these associations. As Maria, our first host in Bavaro put it, “This is not the real the real Dominican Republic”. And she was right. We found a different world as soon as we…

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The Samana Peninsula

The Samana Peninsula

  We left Cabarete for the Samana Peninsula, where we spent some time in Las Terranes and Las Galeras and went on day trips to El Limon and Samana. Las Terranes is a busy mid-sized town. When we told Betania, the cook in Kite Club about our next destination, her face fell. „You won’t like it – it’s very french and expensive“ she said. And it actually really felt kind of like a french colony – we’ve heard people speaking…

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Whale watching in Samana Bay

Whale watching in Samana Bay

  Today we’ve done the most amazing thing so far on our journey: We went whale watching in Samana Bay. Every winter, around 1000 humpback whales travel to Samana Bay to mate and bring up their calves. This place is apparently one of the best in the world to watch these huge animals in their natural surroundings. We went on a vessel with Kim Beddal, number one expert on humpback whales in the Dominican Republic. She started the whole whale watching…

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Need sun?

Need sun?

  So we’ve heard the weather back home is not particularly nice. Therefore we’ve come up with this special service: whenever you feel a distinct lack of sun, have a look at these pictures of the beach in Las Terrenas. We’ve taken some with clouds so you don’t accidentally overdose… Be aware of side effects though!