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I am a little lucky. I'm leaving for a trip soon! Not in Asia, this time. I'm flying west on the other side of the Atlantic to the Caribbean. Destination: the Dominican Republic.
This is not a personal trip, but a press trip. The tourism fair takes place at the end of January in Rennes and the Dominican Republic is the guest of honor. We are several journalists from different media to embark, this Thursday, from Nantes airport.
Yes I know. Spend a week in the sun in the heart of this polar winter, it is a lot more than enviable ... Ah! I will not complain. Boss in flip flops? I am for ! In addition, said trip is oriented "tourism and nature". Too hard.
A first trip, nine years ago
I have been to the Dominican Republic nine years ago for the holidays. I had flown and snubbed the formulas "todo-incluido". Without seeing much more of the country, to tell the truth, that these tourists adepts tour operators and resorts, which I thought I was so different at the time ...
I visited the capital Santo Domingo, and then put me on the side of Las Terrenas, on the peninsula of Samana. In short, a pure relaxing stay.
I had a little dive, too. But this time, it would surprise me that I find time to make bubbles under water.
The most memorable memory I have kept of this distant stay in the Dominican Republic is music. Omnipresent. At every street corner, in stalls, restaurants, bars, cars. Not a place without a sound that pulse merengue, bachata or reggaeton ... I found it very strange, on my return to France, to no longer hear resonant music in the streets.
I'm leaving. Too happy to change horizon, to cross an ocean. To be far away, somewhere else, not at home ... How I like it!
In addition, it is downright new on this blog: it will be my first story of an "organized" trip, my very first chronicles on a non-Asian journey! Bugger. It would be almost intimidating.