Walk in a movie scene | Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo or, la capital, as the locals call it, swallows you easily with its colourful and characteristic zona colonial. It is like walking into a movie – particularly if you are a fan of Godfather. Hear the beat of bachata echoing in its streets, try its crazy fun night life, meet wonderful people and live a little.

Santo Domingo is the capital of Dominican Republic. The city is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas, and was the first seat of the Spanish colonial rule in the New World. Santo Domingo is the site of the first university, cathedral, castle, monastery, and fortress in the New World.

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#Godfather was here | Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo | 2017

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Zona Colonial | Santo Domingo | 2017

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Zona Colonial | Santo Domingo | 2017

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Calle José Reyes | Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo | 2017

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Let’s go cycling! | Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo | 2017

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Zona Colonial | Santo Domingo | 2017

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Zona Colonial | Santo Domingo | 2017

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Zona Colonial | Santo Domingo | 2017

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Zona Colonial | Santo Domingo | 2017

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Zona Colonial | Santo Domingo | 2017

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Republica Dominicana | Santo Domingo | 2017

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Zona Colonial | Santo Domingo | 2017

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Zona Colonial | Santo Domingo | 2017

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Playa Rincón – Maybe the best beach in the world

It could be the way we arrived there – two hours on a horseback – or that I was in need of some peace, quiet and relaxation. What ever it was Playa Rincón took my breath away. When we arrived to the beach there was hardly anyone else there. This beach is probably one of the most underrated beaches, maybe because it lies in the very east corner of Samaná peninsula, Dominican Republic. It is still a little bit off the beaten track but I believe not for a long.

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Playa Rincón, Dominican Republic | 2017

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Beach for myself and I | Playa Rincón, Dominican Republic | 2017

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Feel like having a Coco Loco? | Playa Rincón, Dominican Republic | 2017

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Or maybe a pina colada? | Playa Rincón, Dominican Republic | 2017

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The colour of bliss | Playa Rincón, Dominican Republic | 2017

 

 

 

Cabarete Chillin’ | Dominican Republic

Cabarete was more than just surfing. It was also about chillin’ out in the beach, having afternoon happy hour mojitos, dancing bachata, and watching world class kite surfing .

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Cabarete Bay | Cabarete, Dominican Republic | 2017

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Cabarete Bay | Cabarete, Dominican Republic | 2017

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Cabarete Bay | Cabarete, Dominican Republic | 2017

Cabarete Surfcamp | Dominican Republic

One thing I have always wanted to try: surfing. One week in northern Dominican Republic, Cabarete, and I got on the board.

It was amazing, challenging, difficult, fun. The surf camp resulted in having sore arms, liters of sea water swallowed and some successful waves with the board. I would not call myself surfer after the camp but surely I will try again. I will need, though, quite many hours more on the board before reaching the level of our teachers…

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Playa Encuentro | Cabarete, Dominican Republic | 2017

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Cabarete Surf Camp | Cabarete, Dominican Republic | 2017

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Playa Encuentro | Cabarete, Dominican Republic | 2017

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Playa Encuentro | Cabarete, Dominican Republic | 2017

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Playa Encuentro | Cabarete, Dominican Republic | 2017

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Surfers best friend | Playa Encuentro, Cabarete, Dominican Republic | 2017

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Playa Encuentro | Cabarete, Dominican Republic | 2017

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