Travel diaries: Sosúa

Greetings friends! We spent some of these holiday weekends in Sosúa, celebrating Christmas and Jakob‘s 21st birthday.

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In the Dominican Republic, winter is almost like summer. There is just a slightly colder wind blowing, but we definitely enjoy hot chocolate just as if it were snowing (what do I know, I’ve never seen snow). Either way… GOOD!

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Playa Santa was created a few years ago after an earthquake in Sosúa. I love coming here. There’s always a peaceful crowd, and it’s a good place to hang with friends.

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Feel the sand between your toes! (I can see us holding hands, walking in the beach our toes in the sand… –this is me loving Justin Timberlake)

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Happy birthday! You are globally legal.

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Honestly, if you can’t see her huge bruise, I’ve got news for you: YOU ARE BLIND!

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This is el Parque Mirador Sosúa, built two years ago as a memoir for the jewish settlers of the town. I like it, the only problem comes at noon, when the sun is so bright that the floor barely lets you see (maybe that’s why I went blind). But the park is perfect for watching the sunset. If you ever come here, I recommend it!

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This is just an example of how it looks.

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Let me tell you, these dramatic colors are also complemented with a lighter landscape of silver-ish colors (I think that’s why it’s called Puerto Plata -Silver Port/Pier-, because Colombus said the water reflected colors  in a very peculiar way. This next picture was taken the same day, just a few degrees (and minutes) around the same spot I was standing when I took the previous picture.

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Sometimes you have to find the beauty in ugliness. This tree looks so fine with that green stuff growing on it.

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I’m sorry, I just can’t get over this sunset.

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This huge lollypop caught my attention right when I saw it. I knew I had to get it! Found it at Ágora Mall (Santo Domingo).

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I came back home in a bus. It’s interesting to pass by the side towns, you find a lot of people doing all kinds of stuff. But wow, it is so hard to take pictures! The bus moves too fast!

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I’m almost sure he was modeling for me!

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I hope to take more and more pictures each time I travel. Recently I’ve seen some pretty amazing blogs, and I have to say… I’m inspired!

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