Saturday, October 21, 2017
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Talking Dominican, Pt. 3

Talking dominicanWe’re back with your dose of dominicanisms and it’s one of a kind island slang. Let us know what happens when you insert these in your daily life or on your next trip to the DR!

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Cabarete Off-Piste: La Playa y La Calle

MotoconchosPublic transportation in a foreign country always takes some getting used to—perhaps in your own country, as well. But navigating the options from airport to lodging and then, once settled, from Cabarete to sites of interest, or nearby beaches and back, may constitute some of the more colorful memories from your trip. People in other countries understand their roads and seem to navigate potential chaos with a insider’s touch, but as a visitor, watching motochonchos, taxis, and public minivans (i.e. Gua Gua’s) squeeze by the occasional bicyclist and meandering beings can be daunting, at best.

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Leaving the Travel Guide Behind

Beach womanThey say ¨not all who wander are lost¨. I, for one, usually am. When I first started traveling—inaugural trip, a 2-month Eurail pass—pre-trip planning involved time spent in bookstores caressing the spines of beautiful, information-filled travel guides. Earnest descriptions of must-see historical sites and someone else’s take on sights, sounds, and tastes sounded expert and yet, a little overwhelming. How would I possibly see it all? And was that all that was worth seeing?



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Things to do on the last day of your vacation

Things to do on the last day of your vacationEverybody is different. Some people get their bags ready for the way back days in advance, relishing the fact that they’ll be going home soon to well-known surroundings, whereas others ignore their departure date until the very last minute when it’s time to dump everything in their bag while the taxi is already waiting to get them to the airport. No matter what type you are, here is a handy list of the eight things you really should do on your last day of vacation on a Caribbean island before traveling back home.
 
 


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Tips to avoid the traveler runs

Happy girls jumpingAlthough the Dominican Republic, and especially Cabarete, is usually quite safe in terms of food safety, people who visit the country for the first time often ask what they should look out for to avoid getting traveler’s diarrhea and what they should do if they do get affected by the most common of traveler woes. So, we’ve put together a number of tips to avoid getting the runs while having the time of your life on this beautiful Caribbean island.





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