Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Taking A Vacation From Your Vacation

Hola! After spending a week with my husband's family we decided to get away for a few days to rest up, we have been on the go since we got here and despite it being a vacation its been exhausting! there is such a thing as needing a vacation from your vacation. We traveled to Puerto Plata yesterday and we plan to be here for a couple more days before heading back to regular life. Puerto Plata is a city well known for its resorts so what better place to rest up than here, our game plan at the moment is: sleep, eat and lay around on the beach/pool enjoying cocktails and doing nothing else. We got here yesterday and so far our game plan has been working pretty well.

The view right outside our window, waking up to this every morning and hearing the sound of the ocean at night is amazing.

There are several excursions outside the resort but so far none of us has had the enthusiasm to check any out. Tomorrow we might go out to the city and explore because I am curious to see what else Puerto Plata has to offer besides resorts. Internet sucks here and when I am connected its super slow but I will try to keep the updates coming when possible.

Random Thoughts of The Day:

This is my first time staying at a resort and I have mixed feelings about it, on the one hand it is convenient in terms of food and drinks because its all included but on the other hand I kinda find it boring. I am not knocking resorts down or anyone who likes resorts but its just not my cup of tea.

Speaking of resorts I just feel so strange having folks serve you round the clock, I look at some of the workers here and I find myself wondering how much they really make and what other benefits they enjoy from working here. Some appear to be working pretty much the whole day and they look tired but they have to keep moving in order to satisfy the guests. I feel like we are surrounded by so much excess and part of me can't help but feel guilty about it all, do the workers here get to enjoy these excesses in their free time?.........maybe I am over thinking it.

Getting to Puerto Plata took us a couple of hours yesterday and I have to say those were the two longest hours of my life! never thought we would make it coz the taxi driver who got us here was driving like a maniac. Drivers here are very aggressive and there doesn't seem to be any law and order on the roads. This dude was overtaking trucks and other cars on a single lane and I seriously thought we would have a head on collision.

It is hot like crazy over here in Puerto Plata. Funny thing is, at my husband's hometown the weather was very mild and comfortable during the day and at night it even got a bit cold. Its winter as I have been told so thats why its not as hot as usual.

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