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Off Again: Day 15

Started the day with the breakfast buffet here at the hotel. Delicious. Especially that little piece of coffee cake that was incredibly fresh and light. Going to be another scorcher today. I decided to go to see a little church … Continue reading

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Off Again: Day 14

While I’m certainly enjoying the weather (although a bit humid the last couple of days) and the culture and atmosphere of the Colonial Zone here in Santo Domingo, I feel like I’ve seen just about everything worth seeing and bought … Continue reading

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Off Again: Day 13

I was ready and waiting in the lobby a half hour early because I couldn’t think what else to do with myself.  The van arrived and I was happy to see that Abraham, who I met on our trip last … Continue reading

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Off Again: Day 12

I can’t believe I’ve been gone 12 days already and tomorrow is the big day when I get to spend time with Eduardo and his mother.  I’m sooo looking forward to it.  Although I am a bit disappointed that I … Continue reading

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Off Again: Day 11

Tried the buffet breakfast at the hotel this morning. Everywhere, including the Palacio’s own website, it says free breakfast is included but there is no free breakfast. (Or should that be free lunch!) Anyway, for $7.98 USD (plus the exorbitant … Continue reading

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Off Again: Day 10

Got an earlier start today although it could have been earlier if the Internet here was more reliable.  Tried to download one of those voice translation apps and it took over an hour. Finally have one called simply Translator. It … Continue reading

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Off Again: Day 9

It is such a luxury to sleep in and to be located where there are so many interesting places I can walk to.  I was a bit concerned about sleeping well because my room is on the first floor facing … Continue reading

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Off Again: Day 8

While Miami was under the beginning of a cold snap (for it) and I froze for several hours in the air conditioning at the airport, I was dressed for the absolutely perfect weather in the DR and on the drive … Continue reading

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Off Again: Day 7

Spent time this morning re-organizing suitcases so I’m organized for the morning, leaving a small suitcase behind in the car; I also phoned the hotel in Santo Domingo to arrange for the shuttle to pick me up at the airport … Continue reading

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Off Again: Day 6

The day started off very cool — about 11°C — which made it good for driving.  Yesterday afternoon I decided to cancel my original booking after finding my room at the bottom of a set of stairs and my neighbours … Continue reading

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