Dominican Republic

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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. 😊
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  • Day98

    Night in Puerto Plata

    October 24 in Dominican Republic ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Antonio picked me up around the late afternoon and we drove to Puerto Plata. 🚙

    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. 😳
    His car got hit by a bus and he died directly ✝️

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

    Cheers 😉
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  • Day98

    Braids for Mariel

    October 24 in Dominican Republic ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Today Bella visited us in the “Castillo” with the Intention to braid Mariels hair. 💁🏽‍♀️

    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. 🛒

    I made pancakes with Oreo Cookies and apples for dinner. 😋🥞

    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. 😄🧊

    But it was worth the time ...
    😍❤️👍😉
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  • Day91

    Sam’s Gig @ Drifter Cabarete

    October 17 in Dominican Republic ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Sam, one of the managers of the “Castillo”, is also a musician and a pizza maker. 🍕

    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. 🎶🎵🎶

    Almost the whole hostel visited and watched for some time. Mariel had to work in the hostel and couldn’t see the Gig. 🙈
    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 ... 😏

    🍪🍪🍪
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  • Day86

    Daytrip to Santiago de los Caballeros

    October 12 in Dominican Republic ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    I joined Antonio for a couple of days on his trip to Puerto Plata and Santiago de los Caballeros. 🚗

    Last one is the second biggest city in the DomRep with more than half million people living there! 😲

    Despite Corona, Santiago is packed with people in the bars and restaurants. 🍻

    We drove around and visited different places, like the Monumento a los Héroes de la Restauración and had an amazing view over the city! 😍

    The next morning, we had a little breakfast at a French bakery. Antonio dropped me off at the Caribe Tours bus stop and I took the bus to Sosua and a Guagua to Cabarete and the Castillo 🏰🤗
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  • Day71

    Fotoshooting with the Puppies

    September 27 in Dominican Republic ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    These 2 cuties are looking for a new home to live. 🐶

    So I decided to make a professional photo shooting and use the pics later for the Facebook post. 📸

    They are still here, but I love the pics and share them with you now! 😍
    ❤️🧡💛💚💙
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  • Day43

    Snorkling close to Playa Grande ⛱

    August 30 in Dominican Republic ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Antonio & I checked out some beaches around the North Coast of the Dominican Republic. 🏖

    I wanted to go snorkeling at last!! 🤿

    One beach, we spend some time, is the beautiful Playa Grande next to Río San Juan.

    I could finally swim in clear water with some fishes & crabs!! 🤗😍

    🦀🐠🐟
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  • Day31

    Day out with the Chicks

    August 18 in Dominican Republic ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Bella, Mariel & I took a little local bus to Puerto Plata in the morning. 🚐
    The assistant of the bus driver tried to over-charge us and asked for 200 pesos per person! But we argued and in the end payed only 100 pesos - still too much but better than before! 🤷🏼‍♀️

    We went to a big second hand cloth-market downtown and I bought like 5 pieces (of course I had to go "all in" 😂) and payed 250 pesos. 50 pesos per piece, that is around 70 Cent.

    Afterwards we had a delicious lunch at a small kiosk and we walked a bit around the city. Went to the Castillo, a memorial of a plane crash that happened in 1996 and went up to this old house on the hill to take more pictures with this amazing view to the ocean! #islandlife 🏝️

    Nice day together, Chicks! 😘
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  • Day25

    Playa Caleton ️

    August 12 in Dominican Republic ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Mariel & I took an early bus to go to Rio San Juan and from there to the beach Caleton. 🏝️

    We spend the day swimming, reading a book and chilling in the sun. 🌞
    For lunch, we had a big plate with fish, platanos and a coconut to drink! 😋🥥

    We had to leave around 4ish already to be back at the hostel on time for the curfew. 🙄

    Luckily, a family gave us a ride in the back of their truck! One of the boys was so in love with Mariel, he gave her a necklace.

    How cute!! 💛💚🧡
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  • Day18

    Reunion with Mariel ❤️

    August 5 in Dominican Republic ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    I was several days in Cabarete already, when Mariel arrived as well.
    She is staying at a different hostel and therefore, I don't see her all the times like in the Muffin hostel! 😰

    But today was the day of the reunion and we met at a second hand store, where I had bought some second hand cloth for this hot weather here. ❤️

    We went to the Mojito Bar at the beach, had drinks and ate a delicious dominican menu. 🤤
    Afterwards, we walked in the sand at the beach to find a perfect spot and went into the water to swim a little. 🌊

    #islandlife🌞
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  • Day16

    Puerto Plata with Antonio

    August 3 in Dominican Republic ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    Antonio and I drove to Puerto Plata for few days. I left my stuff at Kristinas place and only took a light package with me. 🎒

    We had an Appartment with Air Conditioning, an working oven and close to the beach. ⛱️

    We spend our days at the beach, in the old memorial of the Fortaleza de San Felipe or cooking together delicious meals. 🥙

    It was a beautiful trip and I was kinda sad when we had to head back to the hostel. ☹️

    Can't wait for our next trip, tho. 😘
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