We’ve got so much in love with Cabarete. The nature, the people, the culture, the music and the rum... For us, many details were perfect in this beautiful little town.
Unfortunately, there are only a few weeks left of the three month in total. The adventure will continue in Aruba.
The visit of Helmut and Andreas
Our two most loyal visitors, Helmut and Andreas, have also joined us in Cabarete. Helmut is currently leading with three visits followed by Andreas with two. We are happy every time :)
Thanks for your visit! :)
The excursion to Moca
With Joel, the barber of Andres as tourguide, we took a rental car for the five of us and drove to Moca. The home of Joel’s family. Equipped with a tour map we started our journey.
The ride was a little bit tough because of the bad condition of the roads. There were many, deep holes. Partly the whole street or bridge was swept away because of heavy rainfall. Either way, the road to Moca and via Gaspar Hernandez back to Cabarete was very impressive.
In Moca, we were warmly welcomed by the family of Joel. Spontaneously we were also invited to a great lunch. We were served rice with beans, pork and a salad. Speaking of food, a goat from the family took our tour map off Helmut’s hands and ate it with great pleasure :))
Joel led us through the small village and gave us many beautiful impressions. The inhabitants of Moca usually live from tobacco farming. Everywhere there are large plantations. In every household you can find roosters for the popular roosterfights. The father of Joel is a referee of such fights. We did not want to see them...
Surfing at Encuentro
Together with Andreas and our Canadian friends Karen & Rob, on an early Thursday morning, we went with the Guagua to Encuentro for surfing.
Encuentro has 7 different spots and is known for its waves.
Everyone had a lot of fun.
Cleaning the beach
After Andreas went back home and the heavy rains had finally come to an end, an enormous amount of waste was carried to the beach.
We quickly took a large plastic bag and cleaned the entire beach section of Cabarete back to our apartment. On the long way back, we have also motivated / inspired other people to help us cleaning the beach. Karen & Rob were the first, followed by a nice Venezuelan / German couple, Mimi & Stefan and a few more passerby.
In the end, we collected 3 large bags of waste. Here is our proud group photo with Karen & Rob. Thanks for your help!
...and the clean beach, right in front of our apartment (left) and the hostel (right).
After a nice farewell dinner at Los Gringos with Dominic and Simon, Karen & Rob, Arif and Huss, we started our 5 hour trip by bus to Santo Domingo.
Our flight was canceled spontaneously, so we had two more days to discover the capital city in the south of the island.
In the old town of Santo Domingo there are many historical buildings, museums and ruins.
We walked a lot and returned with tired legs.
In our beautiful and creative hostel we spent a day with Simon and a day with Dominic, who also had their flights from Santo Domingo. It was a great coincidence, that our departure dates were overlapping :)
Sadly, we had to leave the Dominican Republic. This was one of our favorite places so far.
But a new adventure is waiting for us: Aruba
Read more in the next chapter ;)