Dominican Republic ~ Travelogue of Firsts
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I’ve debated about how to post about our vacation…give a day by day account (boring); tell all the details in a big, long-winded post (snore); write a dissertation on the culture shock I suffered for 2 weeks (bleck!); do a post on cockroaches and the Damn Devil Bug that bit me the first day (now that could be interesting)….???? Instead I have decided to keep it positive and focus on the new things I saw/experienced through some photos. Enjoy!
Mile high sunrise:
First time ever to have a CocoLoco (found out later in the week that Zombies are much better):
First time Master Bliss got to snorkel:
First time I ever took a cable car up a mountain (see the far peak? that was the landing point):
First time to see a “Wall*Mart” with beach frontage. I still refused to go in:
First time to see three rainbows within 2 weeks:
First time eating at a restaurant, outside, on top of a mountain (good food too–bonus!):
First time hiking a waterfall on an island:
First exposure to any sort of history (outside the Amber Museum) on our trip. This was on our last day:
First time to tour anything related to Christopher Columbus (this was built by his son, Diego, and is full of artifacts dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries):
NOT the first, maybe the thousandth, stray, homeless dog I saw on this trip. It killed me every… single… time.
So although our trip wasn’t what I hoped it would be overall, it did have its good moments (and I can scratch the D.R. off my “to do” list). And anytime someone has the privilege of visiting a different country, it really should be about the firsts…what was experienced, good or bad, and how it can enrich the person in the end.
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