Blogs from Boca Chica, Dominican Republic, Central America Caribbean


(Day 23 on the road) After a fairly painless flight and a late-night Uber into the city, I arrived in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic. The main reason for coming here was to take a language course for a week to brush up my Spanish, before hitting South America a few weeks later. The school was located in Sosua, on the north coast of the island; and all in all, it was the right decision to start with the course. I did learn a lot, and since my co-students did not always show up for class, I often ended up being the only student. Nice. The next couple of weeks I spent exploring the island - the beautiful Samana peninsula in the north-east, the capital of Santo Domingo, Jaracaboa in the mountainous inland ... read more
Deserted Playa del Amor
Parque Central in Puerto Plata at sunset
Preparing my fresh fish for dinner

Hello everyone! Another beautiful day in paradise. I never get tired of walking on the beach day or night! So this blog is about Danny's. You will hear me talk about it a lot because I usually go there ever day for my morning espresso and the people working there are friendly! It was one of the first places I hung out in previous years so some of you may have heard me talk about it in the past. As usual it has gone through some changes like a lot of businesses do here in the DR. It is owned by a Polish couple who bought the entire building and made some outstanding changes. The first floor is the same more or less. The kitchen is outside but attached to the main building. First floor is ... read more
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25-27 May 2007 The sun crept up over the mountains and caught us napping. We were onboard the Caribe Tours bus on the three-and-a-half hour ride back from Barahona to SDQ from where we would connect to Boca Chica. A few minutes ago, a suspicious bus driver had demanded to see Vibert's passport thinking, of course, that he was a Haitian. There is a slight undercurrent between Dominicanos and Haitians. Shanna sharply told the driver that it was not necessary and Vibert quickly relinquished his "Haitiano" status. Back in SDQ we wrangled, pretty efficient this time, and lowered the taxi fare from 1000 pesos to 600. The bus didn't do the Boca Chica run and we were too tired to gua-gua. The coast was scenic as we sped past the airport on to what would be ... read more
On the way to Boca Chica
From the mountains to the beach
Toll booth

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