Started day six off with the alarm going off at 8:00AM – which was a little difficult waking up but we had to catch breakfast before going on the excursion truck.
The excursion started at 9:30AM and by the time we got there – everyone was ready to go. Our first stop was visiting a beautiful Catholic Church up the hill. Than when we walked down the hill – we purchased some candies and pencils because we were visiting an elementary school next.
Learned some interesting things about Dominican lives. If the kids are not sent to school – the parents are put to jail. I went WHATTTT! They are seriously not kidding about education here! But I kind of like how they take education very serious – it’s good for the kids!
We visited the school for a good half an hour. Prior from going on this excursion – I was already collecting shampoos, soaps, and conditioners to bring with us and to give to these kids. They look cheerful and very happy – the little ones warm my heart.
After visiting the school – we headed to visit the Grandmas’ House. I have no idea why it’s called Grandmas House but yeah. We explored the house and their living situation and a lady showed us how they make coffee/espresso. This is quite a lot of work! Comparing to the way we make it – it only takes us a minute. But they do it the old fashion way. After testing out the coffee – we walked to their backyard and learned some plants and different fruit trees.
When we finished visiting the Grandmas’ House – our next stop was a bar/dancing place where they educate us about the different alcohol they have. You can buy from them but the prices are quite expensive comparing to resort.
Lunch at the restaurant was next. The food here wasn’t bad. I got a chance to ask the tour guide some questions I’ve been curious about. One of them is the cost of a regular house. He said its about $20 000-$30 000US and houses built on the mountains which are larger is about $100 000 to $120 000US. I’m like damn – the price of a regular house at Dominican can only afford us a car. The price of the mansion can barely buy us an apartment! Quite interesting eh?
After lunch we visited the waterfall for 10minuted than to the Golden sand and sparkling water beach. The water was warm and the sand was so soft. Nothing compare to the beach and sand from the resort. We didn’t stay for too long. Our last stop was the Lagoon – under water cave/cove. Very nice place to visit! It’s actually my first time visiting a Lagoon! The water was warm and smooth. Love it!
Overall – excursion was amazing. I love the learning experiences that we can take home with us. Quite relaxing and interesting. I totally recommend the Jeep Safari! We arrived back to the resort around 4:30PM and finally got my wifi fixed! No internet for a day was sort of hell for me lol. I’m sure I’m not the only one saying that.
Showered and rested for a couple hours before our last a la cartè dinner at the Japanese restaurant.
How was dinner? I have to say it’s amazing! Comparing to the other two resorts we’ve been to – the Japanese food here is awesome! Wish we could visit this restaurant one more time but it was our last night here!
What a busy but filled with fun day! Just love every part of it. Seeing the Dominican lifestyles really do make us realize how bless the life we have here in Toronto. My advice to you when you go visit places like this is bringing things for them. Pencils, pens, papers, crayons, shampoo, soaps, toothpaste, or whatever you can think of. Anything will help them.
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