Transportation, Dominican style

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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…]