After almost four months in Chile, it was about time for a change! So I traveled with my new friend Mariel to the Dominican Republic. ๐Ÿ˜Š
  • Day124

    Trip to Barahona - Day 1

    November 19, 2020 in Dominican Republic โ‹… โ˜๏ธ 29 ยฐC

    I took the Caribe bus to Santo Domingo again and stayed the night at Karlis place. ๐Ÿ˜
    The next morning, we picked up Mariel and Sally and then started our chaos trip to Barahona, further South of the Island. ๐Ÿ”

    We did a little trip to the Caves of Pomier, saw Goats and Iguanas๐ŸฆŽ on the road, went to the dunes of Bani and took a short visit to the salt mines. ๐Ÿ˜

    We checked in a great hotel with dinner and breakfast included. Let’s see what tomorrow will bring ...
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    Inka Shaman

    Estas haciendo muy buenos viajes ๐Ÿงญ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Avisame cuando llegas a Peru ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช ๐ŸŽ‰

  • Day115

    Santo Domingo - ZOODOM

    November 10, 2020 in Dominican Republic โ‹… โ›… 29 ยฐC

    After our tour to the Lago los 3 ojos and a delicious creole lunch, Monica, Karli and I decided to go to the Parque Zoológico Nacional - Zoodom. ๐Ÿธ

    They have a nice collection of mammals, reptiles, birds and exotic animals. ๐Ÿฆ–

    We arrived really late. Because of the curfew, the zoo closed in 2 hours already and it’s a big area to walk.

    But luckily, there was the possibility to take a guided tour in a train ๐Ÿš‚ that drove us and some other visitors through the zoo.

    How cool is the black panther climbing on the tree, right? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ˜
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  • Day115

    Santo Domingo - Lago Los 3 Ojos

    November 10, 2020 in Dominican Republic โ‹… ๐ŸŒง 29 ยฐC

    Monica from the hostel and I went to one of the few attractions here in Santo Domingo: Lago los 3 ojos, three eyes lake. ๐ŸŒŠ

    It is the name of a 50-foot open-air cave in the Park Mirador del Este parish in the Dominican Republic. ๐Ÿ—บ

    We were supposed to meet my friends Karli and Sally with her Dominican boyfriend there. But the clocks run slower in the Republic and they all needed more time to arrive ...
    So Monica and I decided to enter the park already and the rest can come later. Karli came 2 hours later ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ™ˆ

    We walked around, viewed the beautiful nature and the breathtaking landscapes inside the caves. I can really recommend this place, it is absolutely stunning!!

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  • Day112

    Santo Domingo - Citytour, Mall & Bar

    November 7, 2020 in Dominican Republic โ‹… โ›… 28 ยฐC

    I spend the day today with Antonio. First, he drove me around in his Moto and showed me the city. ๐Ÿ›ต
    Just amazing!
    How did I miss this big city feeling! ๐Ÿฅฐ

    Then, we had breakfast at the Blue Mall and bought groceries at a supermarket for the hostel later. ๐Ÿ

    In the evening, after he returned from the office, we walked to a small bar close by and watched a live Gig of a local band. We had a snack and went back to the hostel. ๐Ÿค—
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  • Day110

    Santo Domingo - Arrival & 1. Day

    November 5, 2020 in Dominican Republic โ‹… โ›… 29 ยฐC

    On Thursday morning, Barlin (Mariel’s boyfriend), Calum (the Scottish volunteer) and I drove down to Santo Domingo in Barlins car. We left around 11 am and arrived early around 3.30 pm. ๐Ÿš™

    The first 2 days I stayed at the Ramada Hotel, which I booked on AirBnb. In the evening I walked a little around and discovered the area. ๐Ÿ”ญ

    The next day, I had breakfast at a cute place called Pastry and later Karli picked me up and we walked through the city to Zona Colonial. ๐Ÿ›

    There, we went to a bar called La Espiral and had some Cocktails & beer.๐Ÿน
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  • Day103

    Chilling @ Bellas new place

    October 29, 2020 in Dominican Republic โ‹… โ›… 30 ยฐC

    I wanted to get a little Tattoo today, but my appointment got canceled like last minute! ๐Ÿคท‍โ™€๏ธ

    Sooo, we decided to chill at Bella’s new place instead. She moved there with her bf Angel and their dog Firu on Tuesday and we wanted to check out the place and chill in the Callejon a little. ๐Ÿ˜ŽโœŒ๏ธ

    Afterwards, Mariel & I took a Motoconcho back to the Castillo.
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  • Day102

    Chicken Wings Wednesday

    October 28, 2020 in Dominican Republic โ‹… โ˜€๏ธ 29 ยฐC

    Wednesday’s is Chicken Wings Day at the Goddess Beach Club in Cabarete! ๐Ÿฅ

    For no more than 100 pesos, you can get a big plate with Wings, a Salad and a baked potato. ๐Ÿฅ”

    It is a little bit to far to walk, so we usually take a Motoconcho or someone with a Pasola or Moto can pick us up and take us there.

    They also have really good Mojitos there ...
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  • Day98

    Night in Puerto Plata

    October 24, 2020 in Dominican Republic โ‹… โ›… 31 ยฐC

    Antonio picked me up around the late afternoon and we drove to Puerto Plata. ๐Ÿš™

    On our way, as many times before, I passed the spot where the famous Austrian Singer Falco died in 1998. I never really saw this spot until a friend told me where he died and I checked it online. ๐Ÿ˜ณ
    His car got hit by a bus and he died directly โœ๏ธ

    Later that evening and before curfew, we went into the bar “Casa 40” to drink a really delicious Mojito. ๐Ÿ’š

    Cheers ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  • Day98

    Braids for Mariel

    October 24, 2020 in Dominican Republic โ‹… โ›… 31 ยฐC

    Today Bella visited us in the “Castillo” with the Intention to braid Mariels hair. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฝ‍โ™€๏ธ

    We were expected maybe 2-3 hours for the process and Mariel bought 4 packages of plastic hair at the chinese store earlier this week. ๐Ÿ›’

    I made pancakes with Oreo Cookies and apples for dinner. ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿฅž

    In the end, we had so many breaks and interruptions, that Bella needed around 7 hours and 6 packages. Mariel had to text an Motoconcho to get 2 more packages, together with a coke and ice. ๐Ÿ˜„๐ŸงŠ

    But it was worth the time ...
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  • Day91

    Samโ€™s Gig @ Drifter Cabarete

    October 17, 2020 in Dominican Republic โ‹… โ›… 28 ยฐC

    Sam, one of the managers of the “Castillo”, is also a musician and a pizza maker. ๐Ÿ•

    He works at this super cute but really expensive bar close to the beach and was able to play with a friend there this Saturday. ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ

    Almost the whole hostel visited and watched for some time. Mariel had to work in the hostel and couldn’t see the Gig. ๐Ÿ™ˆ
    So, when I found this sweet little stand that sold Xmas cookies, I bought 2 packs and we killed them on the Couch later that evening ... ๐Ÿ˜

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