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Oct 22, 2018 - Dom Rep Oct 2018

Left Bristol early on Oct 11. Good flight and some 15 hours later arrived at the hotel, tired. For those who did not know we were going on this trip Jen & I are being accompanied by Richard & Gemma. Local time on arrival was 5.30 pm, five hours behind UK. We unpacked ASAP and found the lobby bar to freshen up before eating, dispensing as many Hola’s as possible along the way. This resort fully deserves its Luxury title, the buildings, rooms, restaurants and gardens are really fantastic, as are most of the staff. We retired to bed as late...

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Oct 26, 2012 - A Day On Catalina Island

Well, we've made it through the storm and are now able to update you on our fabulous day on Catalina Island. The tour bus picked us up at 6:50 a.m. and after the normal hotel stops for more tourists we headed out to La Romana, D.R. situated on the Caribbean Coast. We had one stop at a little souvenier/coffee shop along the way for a short 10 min. break. Once in La Romana we boarded the Catamaran for our 1/2 hr. cruise trip to Catalina. The sea was all ready starting to get quite choppy and it was an eye opening trip, but once we arrived to...

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Mar 12, 2009 - La Romana, Dominican Republic

There are several elements that should make the Dominican Republic an outstanding travel destination. For one, it’s relatively cheap. You can get a huge bowl of sancocho, which is a stew made with plantains, yams, coconut milk and whatever meat is available, and chase it with a beer for a few bucks. The towns are real; gritty and maybe a little seedy (if you want to see a group of fifty-something gringos scurry into the shadows with their hands over their faces, try accidentally waltzing into what looks like a bar but is actually a La...

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Dec 14, 2006 - La Romana, Domican Republic

Hispaniola was one of the first Caribbean islands where Columbus set foot in the new world. The Dominican Republic shares the island with Haiti. In the '70's early in our cruising experiences, we stopped in both countries marveling at how a Spanish speaking people could share an island with French speaking people with vastly different governments and customs. From what we saw then, the entire island was blessed by nature with lush green vegetation and craggy mountains that provided great views. As Haiti suffered under the leadership of the...

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