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…]

Important driving rules in the Dominican Republic


Credit: Ed Butts at http://www.hispaniola.com/dominican_republic/info/transportation_road-kill.php

I can take no credit for the words in this post regarding the (lack of) driving rules.  However I can hold them to be true, especially Motorbike rule #3 – it’s just not possible to walk on the pavements because that’s where motorbikes are parked (of course…..) [Read more…]