Swimming in the cool waters of a river near Las Terrenas.
Swimming in the cool waters of a river near Las Terrenas.

Dominican smiles

  Dominican Republic - January 2009

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The warmth of the welcome in the Dominican Republic is real. Big radiant smiles everywhere, whether it is the staff of these big tourist hotels that we have attended or people met outside.

Of course, I had a blast with the kids, who love to admire themselves on the digital camera screen.

Swimming in the cool waters of a river near Las Terrenas.
Bathing in the fresh waters of a river, near Las Terrenas.
The boys do acrobatics and try to impress the photographer ...
The boys do acrobatics and try to impress the photographer...
The little guys make the pitches and show off their biscotos for the photo.
The little guys make the pitches and show off their biscotos for the photo.

But the big ones also gladly take the pose ...

I am not a little proud to pose with the pilot of our "airplane".
I am not a little proud to pose with the pilot of our "avionnette".
Off the island of Saona.
Off the island of Saona.

Come on, one last little series, to brighten up this grey winter that I'm having such a hard time getting used to...

Tourist cartoonist or Sunday cartoonist? Calle El Conde, Santo Domingo.
Tourist cartoonist or Sunday cartoonist? Calle El Conde, Santo Domingo.

 

Equestrian excursion to the waterfall Limon.
Equestrian excursion to the waterfall Limon.
Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey!

😎

  Dominican Republic - January 2009

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  1. @ Sylvie: Yes, totally. I've collected all these beautiful smiles as much to share with those of you browsing this page as for myself... A slump in the day? I click on this post and it gets better!!!
    🙂

  2. 😆
    Yes, you're right. I got the picture.

    But when I discovered it on the way back, I was very disappointed: the two ladies, who are well trained to pose with the hundreds of passengers on each flight, are quite charming, but I close my eyes and grimace, dazzled by the flash.

    I didn't want to bring back that horrible photo. So you won't see it... Sorry!
    😉

  3. Hello
    I see you had a great time in the Dominican Republic!
    I liked your comment about the music over there, I had the same feeling of lack when I came back from Cuba (10 years already!!).
    I told you about the mola-molas visible in Cherbourg.... and well a friend saw one in August 2007 and he has a video, you can see it on his site :
    http://www.fcmovie.fr/
    (go to "videos" then "miscellaneous")

    For me the next trip will not be Thailand as expected but the Philippines (yes!), Stay in Sangat and Busuanga to see the Japanese wrecks.
    @ more
    Laurence

  4. Hello Laurence!

    Yes, it was fantastic, this Dominican getaway in the middle of winter... I brought back a few merengue and bachata tunes to warm me up!
    😉
    Thanks for the link to the video. If I understand correctly, all I have to do now is dive the English Channel (brrrr!) to see a mola-mola again!!!!

    I hope you enjoy your stay in the Philippines. It must be something to see, those wrecks... On a future trip, for me, maybe? In the meantime, I'm doing it again with Thailand: departure at the end of February!!! I can't wait.

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