Transportation, Dominican style


One of the maddest things in this country is the roads.  Or rather, the variety of vehicles and the (very) novel uses to which they are put.

Here’s just a selection, all taken within 30 minutes on Sunday afternoon.

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A Gua-Guantic Adventure

Rush Hour

Today we had an adventure. We took our first Gua-Gua (g’wa-g’wa) to a new beach – Playa Diamante.

But first, a quick aside.  One of the games we brought to the Dom Rep for the kids to play is called Rush Hour.  I’m sure you know it; the essence is to maneuvre one particular car off the board, by moving the other cars up/down, left/right to clear the exit path. It gets progressively harder at higher levels, as more cars are placed on the board (move the green car left and then the red car up two spaces, then you can move the black car to the left then the green car back to the right and hey presto…..) [Read more…]

Medicaments and Predicaments

Following on from “Motorbikes, Mysogynists and Mayhem”, I have one further “M” to add, “medical conditions”!

The tropical climate has had a very positive effect on our health and well being in many ways.  Ben and Zach’s eczema has completely disappeared, as has their and Rich’s asthma.  Rich’s “Concorde taking off-like” snoring has also abated after 10 long sleep deprived years (for me, not him!) so I now getting a better night’s sleep than I have  had in years.  So girls, if your man’s nightly rumblings have been making your nights a misery for years the answer is simple – move to the tropics! (With or without them!!) [Read more…]