With that in mind it surprises me how many people choose here to visit for long vacations. I found the majority of residents we interacted with unfriendly and not wanting to bother with tourists. Coming from a touristy town I do understand the frustration, but we are still friendly.
We still enjoyed our time, the first day at a resort being pampered on the beach. If you never left this little bit of paradise you're golden.
Luckily we have great resorts to choose from with expertly trained staff to attend your every need.
The following day we visited La Romana this area exists because of shell oil and Paramount Pictures. Several movies have been filmed here along the river , Rambo , Predator , Anaconda and more.
Also overlooking the Charon River is the Village of Altos de Chavon with many cobblestone pathways leading to the Archeological Museum, and The Famous School of Design. The Church of St. Stanislaus Consecrated in 1979 Pope John Paul II sent the ashes of Poland’s patron saint, St. Stanislaus , and a hand carved statue to commemorate the church’s inauguration .
Many famous movie stars have been married here as well as held there receptions in the courtyard.
The Amphitheater, inaugurated in 1982 by Frank Sinatra has since hosted dozens of famous performers such as Sting, Elton John, Marc Anthony , Andrea Bocelli, Julio Iglesias and many more. Today this theatre is still a very important part December 30th, 2016 Enrique Iglesias performs.
The majority of property in this region is owned by Casa DE Campo.
Many people have never traveled. If that is you, "Why travel?" you asked. To quote my tagline...
"It's all about the journey". Start small, and venture out of your comfort zone. Take a road trip to a nearby attraction and along the way take in your surroundings. What makes the location different? Is the Architecture unique? Are the houses the same? Do people have a different accent? What makes the area special? What makes it similar to home?
Often, leaving makes you appreciate your what you have. Sometimes, however you will get the travel bug. It starts out small. Before I started as a travel advisor, I had never left the country. I had travelled all over the U. S. and Canada. Flying is not my favorite thing. That no longer holds me back since I got the cruising bug. I will fly anywhere, anytime to get to a ship. If you follow any news stories you will see there is no lack of entertainment on flights. I am not referring to the movie or snacks. That is exactly what I mean about the journey.
I cannot begin to explain, but on many days when I'm learning about a new destination the combination of butterflies in my stomach and a restless leg and mind syndrome I encounter.
I want to leap out of my chair and go, go, go.
There is a big world out there and truly understanding it takes work. We are all different and we are all the same. Embrace the posibilities , your life will be richer for it.
Here are some random pics from across the country.