Monday, January 27, 2014

Exploring the Saona Island
Exploring the Saona Island
Shortly after we said our vows, we ran home and packed at a whirlwind speed, and headed to Newark airport for our early morning flight. Even with our short connection we landed in Punta Cana in the early afternoon around 3:00pm. We were greeted at the thatch-roofed open airport by beautiful Dominican ladies dressed in native garb with shades of red, white and blue. They said "Ola," with a smile to everyone passing by. The heat was humid but not stifling. There were plenty of audible signs that we were now in the Dominican Republic.

For party-seekers, Punta Cana's fabulous all-inclusive resorts and lively nightlife scene make it the perfect place to come for the fun-filled vacation a person can have. Groups of students fly in from all over the US and Canada every year to join the thousands of like-minded party-goers in a sun-drenched paradise of pristine, palm trees, clear waters, and non-stop entertainment.

Truth is, we are pretty lucky. Even though this was not the case, one day it can be. The Dominican Republic fell victim to this day late April Fool's prank, if that is what we can call it. If it were real then Haiti would have to recycle band aids by handing them back to their neighbors and Doctors Without Borders might as well purchase a condo on the Caribbean island..

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