Iberostar Costa Dorada Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic)

This weekend we decided to take the bus down to Sosua. Even though or bus left late and we only got to spend 3 hours at the beach before catching the bus back, the gorgeous beach was so worth it. I love the blue green of the ocean here. It looks so fresh and clear and it cools you off perfectly. We were even able to see some gorgeous tropical fish swimming about our feet in the deeper water. Our ...

Spent the morning at the Centro Leon Museum in Santiago.

The three exhibits focused on the anthropological aspects of the Dominican culture, some of the country's art, as well as a photography exhibit by the acclaimed Dominican photographer, Apeco.

Here are some pictures we ...

... the information so all we picked up was from pictures. This country has a rich history with many wars. The monument had displays on each that portrayed the country's bloody past. At the top of the monument we were able to look out over the city in all directions.

I am excited to learn more about the people that live here now and the unique struggles they face. The amount of poverty even within this city has surprised me. However the people are kind ...

... realize that we have poverty in the US, but until you come to a developing country and see firsthand, and walk in the streets filled with sewage and smell the smells and look into someone's eyes who has no hope, it is hard to comprehend what true poverty means. I am about to sound judgmental here, but much of the poverty in the US is due to laziness or learned, not a lack of opportunity. So with my experience in mind, I knew when I had kids that I wanted them ...

This weekend we went to a resort in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. It was so beautiful! Everyone was speaking to me in spanish and asking if I was from the Dominican Republic. When I would say no they would think I was lying LOL There was a buffet and it felt good to be able to have some American food! I definetely got a tan from being out in the sun and laying on the beach.

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