Punta Cana Spring Break 2015
This spring break, i got the chance to visit my friend’s country, Dominican Republic. It was a last minute plan to book a ticket for 6 days. Before we even knew it, we found ourselves in a small, outdoor, humid airport surrounded by Dominicans and tourists…. We knew it was finally happening…:)
It felt so good leaving a country where it is -40 deg. celsuis to one that’s almost +30 degs !
Luckily the chalet was only 5 minutes away from the airport, so the party started literally as soon as we landed. Friends of friends started showing up until we found ourselves in a warm jaccuzi drinking alcohol and listening to good music. It felt really good being away from all the stress, anxiety, and cold. It was time to relax, party, tan and make the best out of those 5 days before going back to midterms….and that’s what happened!
Day 1, we went to a mall to buy some things and continued to Macao beach. This day was emotionally stressful because of its ups and down. While i was trying to surf for the very first time, i got caught up in a water-current that drifted me away from the shore. No one realized what was going on until a surfer heard me shouting 25 minutes later and came to the rescue. Just when i thought things couldn’t get any worse, my flip flops got stolen. Regardless, Macao was really beautiful and breathaking. It wasn’t the place to relax though, since it was an attraction site to toursits.
Day 2, we went to get our hair and nails done. Then we had an amazing breakfast and continued straight to Playa blanca where we swam, ate ceviché, sipped our rosé’s, and played volley ball. Around 5 pm, we left Punta Cana and went for a 2 hour drive to the capital of Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo. When we got there, we visited some friends in the Colonial Zone which really reminded me of the Gemmayzeh street in Lebanon. It’s a historical street that has survived years of war, and now it operates during the day as a a business and residential area and by night as a bar-hopping street.
Day 3, without even planning it we happened to find ourselves caught up in a parade in Santo Domingo. It turned out that it was February 27th,which is the Dominical National day.
We watched a live parade and then continued for a delicious authentic Dominican Brunch.
Day 4, we returned to Punta Cana and headed to a resort to watch the fashion show. Althoug it rained at some point, it didn’t stop anyone from kite surfing and having a good time. We enjoyed an amazing dish of Grilled fish with coconut rice, as well as some mini-Kebbeh for appetizers!
Day5, We went to the Ecological Reserve… no words can describe the beauty of this place !
Day 6, we spent the day in a golf resort and watched the sunset from there. Later on at night, we attended a party in a rave cave and then ended our night at an after party club called MANGU.
A La Prochaine Domincan, you’ve been good to all of us !
( Pictures taken by Bassem El-Bikai & I )