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Day: January 29, 2015

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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