Monday, January 5, 2009

Out of this world.

We were mentally unprepared for our visit to the other half of this island: beautiful paved roads, electricity, a metro, grass... Not to mention Burger King, Pizza Hut and Baskin Robbins (not that we miss fast food in Haiti). Even though the Dominican Republic is considered a middle-income country, we felt like we'd been dropped on another planet: What is this amazing place with sidewalks and public trash cans?!


After Santo Domingo, we bussed North to touristy Cabarete for a few days on the beach. Caberete is a hot windsurfing, kitesurfing and regular surfing destination, but we so desperately needed to relax that picnics, reading and walks on the beach is all we could manage. It's worth noting that at our hotel in Cabarete we were able to take our first hot showers since July 2008. Ah!

7 comments:

fredjeanlady said...

Great photos...so glad you had such a refreshing vacation!blessings on your new year :-)

Karen said...

cute dress! It looks so Dominican. (logical conclusion? I am the best.sister.ever)

caleb said...

Sick photos Ben, especially like the last couple, palm tree one is super crisp. glad you were able to enjoy another part of the island.

Nanci Erkert said...

I'm sooooooo happy that you had such a good break! Seeing you on the beach made me smile.Ashaa for cold showers back home.

Anonymous said...

is that a canon g9 in ben's hand in one of the photo?

Lexi said...

It is indeed. Who is the anonymous person that wants to know?

Anonymous said...

ha... it's jordan... jordan mary. you guys takin some good pictures as usual!

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