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First time in Dominican Republic. For an animal lover like me, that's not the best spot, as many animals you found on the continent, (monkeys, anteaters, sloths, macaws, squirrels,etc..), are absent. But there are some beautiful places and people nonetheless. Stayed in Sosua. Sea was really rough: Visited the classics in Puerto Plata: cable car to Isabel de Torres mountain, (great !!), , Brugal Rhum factory, (good - the rhum and the prices...), amber museum, (a bit worn out), and the San Felipe Fortress, (okay if you never visited one in latin america before). Went to visit a friend in the mountains in the interior, (San Jose de Las Matas), real beautiful surroundings and less chaotic than coastal cities. AN inviting place! Visited the Cabarete caves, (small but tour is interesting and well led). See video ... read more
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AFFORDABLE LUXURY Peirgiorgio Palace Hotel Our second day in Santa Domingo started with the Weston Suites’ very fine breakfast. It was probably the most complete free breakfast I have had since I started traveling. It had a buffet that changed daily. You could order eggs the way you like them. There was a very diverse fresh fruit tray, breads, and some days there were pancakes or French toast. There were cereals and yogurt, juice and hot beverages, and it was all you can eat. The breakfast room was on one of the top floors so there was a great view as well. When we were full we went to the bus station and caught the bus to Sosua, Puerto Plata. It was a three and a half hour ride. The bus was comfortable and the price ... read more
The Main Foyer
The  Gardens
The Pool


Atardecer en Sosua desde el hotel Casa Marina... read more
Atardecer en Sosua / Sosua sun set
Atardecer sosua / Sosua sun set


Friends and Family, I didn't manage to get to a computer last week during my trip to the Dominican Republic so I've complied some photos to let you know how it all went. Cara and I wer lucky to have lots of sushine for our stay at the Casa Marina Reef Hotel in Sosua, near Peurto Plata. Due to my early injury body boarding and the subsequent 10 stitches (and I should mention that I recieved excellent medical assistance from a very competent doctor), we were mostly sitting back on the beach and soaking in the sunshine for the first couple days. We walked around Peurto Plata and handed out toys to the kids and got lost on our hike to Cabarette (which was proably to far to walk to anyway). Later in the week we ... read more
Casa Marina Reef Hotel
Sosua Beach
Sosua Beach


We are the first and last tourists to visit the Dominican Republic and NOT go to the beach. We did not do any sex tourism either. We were too busy trying to find tickets for mainland south america, or central america. We opted for Venezuela in the end, as tickets to Mexico from the DR are more expensive than transatlantic flights between new york and london. go figure. Air travel to and from Caracas is cheap. It rained most days we were there, but we got these photos. And I swam in a voodoo baptisim cave, 50 feet under the earth. bSilvie and I got engaged too./b ... read more
A kid
the descent
Our hosts in our first stop in Sosua.


Well, it's still 5 LONG days until I'll be sitting on the beach at SuperClubs Breezes sipping on daiquiris and soaking up the warm Caribbean sun, so I decided to get a start on my TravelBlog...bear with me, I'm new at this! ... read more


Para los que no sabian que en Republica Dominicana hay sinagoga, aqui les muestro una foto de la que hay en Sosua, Puerto Plata.... read more


Aqui les muestro una foto del Museo Judio en Sosua. Esto fue el sabado de semana santa 2005... read more




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