2006 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

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Ben Oostdam
Harry Ashley took met to the Philadelphia Airport again (thanks, Harry!) in the very early morning of November 27, 2006.
American Airlines departed at 08:10 after several serious security checks. We stopped in Puerto Rico for about an hour (too crowded to have a sandwich) and then flew on, arriving in Santo Domingo about 15:00. I took a taxi to the excellent Acuarium Resort Hotel where I had booked for two weeks - with a 4 night "sub-booking" at Luperon on the North coast.

I returned to Philadelphia arriving about 23:10 on December 11, after a traumatically thorough security check in Miami, main causes being that my "silver" pressure stocking set of an alarm as did a tiny amount of water in a collapsible "Platypus" bottle I carried in my hand-luggage.... Steve Wales had come straight over from work and met me just before midnight to take me back home by 03:00 (thanks, Steve!).

Except for bumping my head requiring stitches I had a fine time, more relaxing and less adventurous than any vacation to-date . . .

  • Boca Chica - Nov 29 and Dec 1, 2006

  • around Aquarium Resort Hotel - Nov.28_30, Dec.7-11, 2006

  • Colonial Zone - Nov 30, 2006

  • Malecón Coast - Nov 30, 2006

  • Santo Domingo to Luperon - Dec 3, 2006

  • Luperon Bay December 3, 2007b

  • Imbert to Santiago by Minibus - Dec 7, 2006
  • Santiago to Santo Domingo by Express Bus - Dec 7, 2006

  • Luperon to Imbert by taxi - Dec.7, 2006

  • National Aquarium - Dec 8, 2006

  • Botanical Gardens - Dec 10, 2006

  • from Botanical Gardens to Acuarium Resort - Dec.10, 2006b

  • Tres Ojos Caves and Lagoons - Dec 19, 2006



  • to be continued

    LINKS:
    Map of Dominican Republic - Map of D.R. showing places visited - LINKS to DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - from Rough Guide
    Related Items:
    Aquarium Resort Hotel: Traveler Review - Flickr photos Tres Ojos - Ben Oostdam's Story #216 - Ben Oostdam's Story #219

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