Dominican Republic
Juana Vicenta

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    • Day 11

      Salto El Limon

      June 5, 2022 in Dominican Republic ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

      Today was the first day I cried after leaving Switzerland. And surprisingly it wasnt because I miss my family;) (I miss you a lot guys don‘t worry). But let me start from the very beginning of this story. One of the points on our bucketlist was the Salto el Limon, a beautiful waterfall in the middle of the jungle, reachable by a 45mins hike or by horse. We decided to leave las Terrenas very early in the morning so we asked our motoconcho driver Andrés to pick us up at home at 4:45 am. Rio and Rene joined us woth their moto too but unfortunately we lost them on the way to Limon because it was dark and Andrés was driving pretty slowly too. When we got to the place we thought would be the starting point for the hike to the waterfalls, we soon figured out that our motoconcho had driven us to the wrong parada and we got lost in the dark next to some river, without any network or anything. There were dogs barking at us and trying to bite us. Theresa got hysteric and started crying, so I tried to keep a clear hed and suggested to walk back to the street where Andrés had left us.
      So we tried to calm down & walked back to the street. On the way i saw a claro - sign (claro is a network company selling SIM cards) and thought that there could be a chance that my phone was going to work. We were lucky and there was free wifi, that allowed us to call our friends who were waiting at the right parada, but it was 3 km further up the mountain and we lost the connection soon. Then we just walked on and saw a man in his garden. I walked up to him and was desperate enough to randomly ask if he had a moto and could bring us to the parada. Again we were lucky because he said yes and brought us there with his moto which was definitely just meant for 1 person and not the three of us. As we got there, he wished us luck and drove home. We walked for a bit and soon saw the boys between the trees. I was so relieved when we ran towards them, that when we got there, the whole tension left and I started crying. I was so relieved. I could still feel the adrenalin in my veins while we were walking up the beautiful path to the cascada El Limon, but it slowly faded with every new thing we discovered on our hike.
      The waterfall is still one of my highlights of the trip. It was way bigger than I had expected it to be and it was in the middle of the rain forest. We got there at 5:40 and stayed until about 9:30 when the first tourists started arriving with the horses. We took a motoconcho back but when we arrived at home and wanted to pay the driver, we realized that we had been robbed because Theresa and I were both missing pesos in our wallets. We didnt realize how it happened because at the waterfall we had been completely alone and had only left our things next to a stone out of our side for about 15 minutes when we went into the water and explored the lower warterfall. Well, we learned.. in the afternoon we slept for an hour and a half because we were really tired and not in a reallly good mood because of all thaz had happened in the morning and, of course, because of our lack of sleep. Later we went to playa bonita where I drank a very good iced coffee which brightened up my mood a lot. In the evening we met at the foodtrucks. Its a very nice place with many trucks where they sell food with tables and chair in the middle, so everyone can get what they want and then meet in the middle amd eat together. I had delicious ceviche! I was so tired that I went home early and slept:)
      All in all, still a good day!
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    • Day 7

      Salto el Limón

      January 16, 2017 in Dominican Republic ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

      In den frühen Morgenstunden wurden wir für einen Ausflug am Hostel abgeholt. Am Ausgangspunkt angekommen, sollten wir uns, wie alle anderen Touristen auf die Pferde schwingen. Nicht unser Ding, weshalb wir den 30-Minuten-Weg mit einem Guide gewandert sind. Den hätten wir uns auch sparen können, war aber im Preis mit drin. Ich (David) habe es mir nicht nehmen lassen am Wasserfall ein kurzes Bad zu nehmen. Hat sich gelohnt. Nach gut 45 Minuten ging es auf dem gleichen extrem matschigen Weg zurück zur Station wo ein leckeres warmes Buffet auf uns wartete (inkl frittierten Maniok Stücken). Auf dem Rückweg entschieden wir uns etwas früher auszusteigen und gingen noch ein gutes Stück am Strand zurück. Heute Abend wird hier gegrillt!Read more

    • Day 5

      El Limon

      September 18, 2017 in Dominican Republic ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

      Wir haben heute den Wasserfall in El Limon besucht.

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