Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic was a Spring Break destination for my high school senior. It was a mother-son trip in Punta Cana and we were looking forward to the rest and relaxation after a productive high school career. “D.R” as we called it was a gorgeous beach resort trip for us and I’ll always remember how surprisingly warm the water was for March….you could walk right into it!th-2 1966865_10203579559114641_541634578_nThis particular trip kept us at the resort instead of venturing off since we were herding teenagers and concerned about safety but we did pick up some cultural nuances. We learned about larimar, the unique stone of Dominican Republic and its healing effects.  http://www.bernardine.com/gemstones/larimar.htm

Barcelo Bavarro Palace Deluxe was the hotel we stayed at in Punta Cana.  

https://www.expedia.com/Punta-Cana-Hotels-Barcelo-Bavaro-Palace-Deluxe-All-Inclusive.h2438582.Hotel-Information

warm water and sandy beaches
                    warm water and sandy beaches
  • Suggested reading:
  • The Secret Footprints by Alvarez and Negria
  • How Tia Lola Came to (Visit) Stay by Alvarez
some trips are just about rest and relaxation
                  some trips are just about rest and relaxation                                      

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