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Half of Hispanola

Four Visits - 2006-2016


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Prequel

When I retired in 2000, we started traveling south on our sailboat for the winter. But when we ran aground in the middle of the channel south of wrightsville Beach NC, Bob decided that it was too stressful to commute south by boat. Bob's brother convinced him to take a cruise to Bermuda and he also told us about the Space Available Condos that are available to retired military. So after the Bermuda cruise, I started booking Space/A condos going south along the coast.

In the winter of 2005-2006, I found a condo a Space/A condo available in Santo Domingo.

End Prequel

You should not confuse the Dominican Republic with Dominica which is a completely different place. The Dominican Republic is a country located on the island of Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean region. It occupies the eastern five-eighths of the island, which it shares with the Republic of Haiti, making Hispaniola one of only two Caribbean islands, along with Saint Martin, that are shared by two sovereign states. The Dominican Republic is the second-largest Caribbean nation by area (after Cuba) at 18,792 sq mi, and third by population with approximately 10,299,000 people of whom approximately three million live in the metropolitan area of Santo Domingo, the capital city.

Circling around to the Santo Domingo airport - Dominican Republic

Circling around to the Santo Domingo airport - Dominican Republic

Our first visit was a week January 9-16, 2006 at this condo.

Hotel from the side street - Santo Domingo

Hotel from the side street - Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo City Tour
Picture of the lighthouse from the taxi - Santo Domingo

Picture of the lighthouse from the taxi - Santo Domingo

Dominican Republic Aquarium
Barracuda swimming over the tunnel - Santo Domingo

Barracuda swimming over the tunnel - Santo Domingo

Saona Island
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A Walk on the Coast and
Shore walk

Shore walk

A Visit to the Botanical Garden
Waterlilies - Bob's picture - Santo Domingo

Waterlilies - Bob's picture - Santo Domingo

Our next visit was on the NCL Pearl to the south coast - December 2007 Discover SamanĂ¡

Roadside stand - Las Terrenas

Roadside stand - Las Terrenas

Then January 2011, we went on Enchantment of the Seas Whale Watching

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And last on 3 November 2016, I visited the Dominican Republic north coast on Carnival Sunshine to the new Carnival port at Amber Cove
Dock from a long way away - Amber Cove

Dock from a long way away - Amber Cove

And we did a tour to Puerto Plata
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Each day of the condo visit and each one of the cruise ship visits is a separate section

Posted by greatgrandmaR 17:55 Archived in Dominican Republic

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