Dominican Republic
July 2012

Route 19:
Punta Cana, Higüey, La Romana, Santo Domingo, Jarabacoa, La Vega, Santiago, Puerto Plata, Cabrera, Samana Peninsula, Punta Cana


Punta Cana
001 - On the airway ....
002 - Approaching Dominican Republic
003 - Approaching Punta Cana
004 - View to Punta Cana Airport
005 - Our Condor Boeing 767
006 - Punta Cana International Airport
007 - Punta Cana Airport arrival hall
008 - Our Hotel Grand Palladium Palace
009 - Our Hotel Grand Palladium Palace
010 - Salina in our room
011 - Salina in our room
012 - Hotel beach

013 - Hotel beach

014 - Nr-19
015 - Hotel beach
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Higüey
016 - Stop at "El Oasis" Restaurant
017 - Poor countryside near Higüey
018 - Local shop
019 - Church in Higüey
020 - Street scenery
021 - Way to the Basilica

 

 

 

 

022 - Basilica de La Altagracia
023 - Basilica de La Altagracia entrance
024 - Kerstin & Nr-19
025 - Basilica de La Altagracia
026 - Kerstin & Nr-19
027 - Interior of the Basilica
028 - Interior of the Basilica
029 - Basilica altar
030 - Basilica back side
031 - Higüey countryside
032 - Higüey countryside
033 - Dominican girls
034 - Waiting for somebody ?
035 - Money changer
036 - Meeting place
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La Romana
037 - Rice fields
038 - Rice fields
039 - Housing of Haitians near La Romana
040 - Housing of Haitians near La Romana
041 - Housing of Haitians near La Romana
042 - Local church
043 - Altos de Chavón
044 - Kerstin & Salina in Altos de Chavón
045 - Altos de Chavón
046 - Altos de Chavón Amphitheater
047 - Nr-19 & Amphitheater
048 - Nr-19 in Altos de Chavón
049 - Salina & Kerstin @ Chavón River
050 - Altos de Chavón
051 - ST. Stanislaus Church
052 - Kerstin & Nr-19
053 - Fountain in Altos de Chavón
054 - Big 19 is watching you
055 - Obelisk
056 - Approching Cueva de las Maravillas
057 - Entrance gate to limestone cave
058 - Limestone cave entrance
059 - Cueva de las Maravillas
060 - Cueva de las Maravillas
061 - Iguanas near the cave
062 - Iguanas near the cave
063 - The Boss
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Santo Domingo
064 - 34 kilometers to Santo Domingo
065 - Coastline near Santo Domingo
066 - Coastline near Santo Domingo
067 - Faro a Colon (Columbus Lighthouse)
068 - Faro a Colon (Columbus Lighthouse)
069 - Faro a Colon (Columbus Lighthouse)
070 - Faro a Colon (Columbus Lighthouse)
071 - Bridge over Ozama River
072 - Statue of Fray Anton de Montesino
073 - Pedestrianized El Conde Street
074 - Nr-19 @ Parque Colon with
Columbus Statue and Cathedral behind
075 - Cathedral Santa María la Menor

 

 

 

 

076 - Interior of Cathedral
077 - The main altar
078 - The side altar

 

 

 

 

079 - Restauranst @ Plaza de la Hispanidad
080 - Plaza de la Hispanidad
081 - Statue of Nicolas de Ovando
082 - Alcázar de Colón (Columbus Museum)
083 - Nr-19 family @ Alcázar de Colón
084 - Alcázar de Colón (Columbus Museum)
085 - Alcázar de Colón (Columbus Museum)
086 - Alcázar de Colón (Columbus Museum)
087 - Alcázar de Colón (Columbus Museum)
088 - Alcázar de Colón (Columbus Museum)
089 - Alcázar de Colón (Columbus Museum)
090 - Alcázar de Colón (Columbus Museum)
091 - Plaza de la Hispanidad
092 - Old city walls
093 - Museum of the Casas Reales

 

 

 

 

094 - National Pantheon
095 - National Pantheon
096 - National Pantheon
097 - Our hotel in Santo Domingo
098 - Hostal Nicola de Ovando
099 - Hotel lobby
100 - Pool area
101 - Way to our hotel room
102 - Breakfast table
103 - Pool area
104 - Ozama Fortress of Santo Domingo
105 - Ozama Fortress of Santo Domingo

 

 

 

 

106 - Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo statue
107 - Ozama Castle seen from across the patio
108 - Way up to top of tower
109 - Nr-19 @ top
110 - Patio seen from the fortress tower
111 - Balotelli in Santo Domingo
112 - Salina's way down
113 - Kerstin & Nr-19 @ Ozama Fortress
114 - Hard Rock Cafe Santo Domingo
115 - Nr-19 @ HRC Santo Domingo
116 - Hard Rock Cafe Santo Domingo
117 - Hard Rock Cafe Santo Domingo
118 - Hard Rock Cafe Santo Domingo
119 - Hard Rock Cafe Santo Domingo
120 - HRC Rock Shop
121 - Nr-19 & Keila
122 - HRC Rock Shop
123 - Visiting a local market
124 - Junk car
125 - Henni making the deal
126 - Preparing the chickens
127 - And washing hands
128 - Local market
129 - At the butcher's
130 - Friuit Shop
131 - Street trading
132 - Street trading
133 - Street trading
134 - Potency Shop
135 - Having a lunch break
136 - Selling vegetables
137 - Chicken Shop
138 - Chicken dead and alive
139 - Preparing the chicken
140 - Chicken Shop
141 - Preparing the chicken
142 - Local shop for paintings
143 - Haitian paintings
144 - Mercado mall
145 - The National Palace
146 - The National Palace
147 - Nr-19
148 - Haitian shoe-blackers
149 - Haitian shoe-blackers
150 - Coastline in Santo Domingo
151 - Metro station
152 - Parque de la Independencia
153 - Parque de la Independencia
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Jarabacoa
154 - Approaching Jarabacoa
155 - Going same way ...
156 - Jarabacoa town
157 - Way to a childrens' camp
158 - Camp's reception
159 - Camp "Rancho Baiguate"
160 - Camp "Rancho Baiguate"
161 - Camp "Rancho Baiguate"
162 - Our travel group
163 - Camp "Rancho Baiguate"
164 - Camp "Rancho Baiguate"
165 - Doing an off-road tour
166 - Nr-19 family on off-road vehicle

167 - Klaus, Rosi and Henni

168 - He almost hit us
169 - Local chucrh
170 - Nice villa
171 - Nice villa
172 - Dominican national flag
173 - Ironmongery & mini market
174 - Bonao Valley
175 - Bonao Valley
176 - Bonao Valley
177 - Washing day
178 - Where are my feet ?
179 - Dominican kids
180 - Dominican kids
181 - Jarabacoa town
182 - Jarabacoa town
183 - Local shop
184 - Kids playing in a river
185 - Kids playing in a river
186 - Local bank
187 - Salina
188 - Nr-19 @ Salto Baiguate waterfall
189 - Way to waterfall
190 - Cemetary ruins
191 - Way to waterfall
192 - Salina
193 - Nr-19
194 - Prepared to jump
195 - Jumping backwards
196 - Salina
197 - Nr-19 family
198 - Salina
199 - Photo shooting
200 - Germany's next Balotelli
201 - Kerstin on the way up

 

 

 

 

202 - Salina
203 - Our hotel Pinar Dorado
204 - Our hotel Pinar Dorado
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La Vega
205 - Way to La Vega
206 - Pilgrimage Church Santo Cerro
207 - Pilgrimage Church Santo Cerro
208 - The 14th cross
209 - The 14th cross
210 - Interior of Church Santo Cerro
211 - The altar
212 - Nuns praying
213 - Salina & Nr-19 @ Santo Cerro
214 - Cross under construction
215 - Rosary around the cross
216 - Cibao Valley
217 - Cibao Valley
218 - Kerstin
219 - Salina, Sasha and Mirscha
220 - Police office
221 - Cemetery
222 - Local shop
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Santiago
223 - Local bus
224 - Road to Monumento a los Héroes de la Restauració
225 - Entrance to Monumento a los Héroes de la Restauració

 

 

226 - Monumento a los Héroes de la Restauración
227 - Monumento a los Héroes de la Restauración
228 - Monumento a los Héroes de la Restauración
229 - Kerstin @ the monument
230 - Nr-19
231 - Monumento a los Héroes de la Restauración
232 - Visiting a cigar factory
233 - Visiting a cigar factory
234 - Tobacco leaves
235 - Sorting the tobacco leaves
236 - Sorting the tobacco leaves
237 - Rolling the leaves
238 - Twisting the cigars
239 - Cutting the cigars
240 - Making cigars
241 - Density check
242 - Sticking the cigar band
243 - Final packing
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Puerto Plata
244 - Still 49 km to go
245 - Approaching Puerto Plata
246 - Austrian restaurant
247 - Administration house @ Parque Central
248 - Nr-19 & Kerstin @ Parque Central
249 - Pavilion Glorieta Siciliana
250 - Pavilion Glorieta Siciliana
251 - Administration house
252 - Church @ Parque Central
253 - Malecon promenade
254 - Equestrian statue of General Luperon
255 - Fortress San Felipe

 

 

 

 

256 - Fortress San Felipe
257 - Memorial stone for victims of airplane crash on 6th/Febr. 1996
258 - Listing of crash victims' names
259 - Nr-19 family @ Malecon promenade
260 - Shopping mall
261 - Our hotel Gran Ventana Beach Resort
262 - Gran Ventana Beach Resort
263 - Hotel lobby
264 - Pool area
265 - Pool area
266 - Gran Ventana Beach Resort
267 - The resort beach
268 - The resort beach
269 - Pool area @ night
270 - The rooms' bulding
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Cabrera
271 - Approaching Cabrera
272 - Sculpture
273 - Truck nr-19
274 - Men at work
275 - Local shop & houses
276 - Street scenery
277 - Selling fruits
278 - La Strada restaurant
279 - Nr-19 @ the restaurantI
280 - Kerstin & Nr-19 @ church in Cabrera
281 - Pavilion @ central park
282 - Coastline near Cabrera
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Samana Peninsula
283 - This way to Samana
284 - Slums in Samana
285 - Slums in Samana
286 - View over Samana
287 - View over Samana
288 - Nr-19 family
289 - View over Samana Peninsula
290 - Our driver Serino & Nr-19 family
291 - Banana shop
292 - Dominican girl
293 - Washing day
294 - Approaching Las Terrenas
295 - Way to our hotel in Las Terrenas
296 - Our hotel
297 - Our bungalow nr-19
298 - Our bungalow nr-19
299 - Pool area
300 - Casa Linda restaurant
301 - Way to Las Terrenas beach
302 - The beach
303 - Beach in Las Terrenas
304 - Beach in Las Terrenas
305 - Las Terrenas - nicest beach in Dominican Republic
306 - Balotelli Nr-19
307 - It's my life !
308 - Local Presidente beer
309 - Beach in Las Terrenas
310 - Local fruit shop
311 - The lonely rider
312 - Landscape near El Limon Waterfalls

 

 

313 - Landscape near El Limon Waterfalls
314 - Smaller waterfalls
315 - Kerstin, Sasha & Mirsha riding horseback to waterfalls
316 - Riding horseback to waterfalls
317 - Riding horseback to waterfalls
318 - Kerstin
319 - Horse riding to waterfalls
320 - Kerstin
321 - The rest is to walk
322 - El Limon Waterfalls
323 - El Limon Waterfalls
324 - Kerstin @ El Limon Waterfalls
325 - Approaching Santa Bárbara de Samaná (Samana Town)
326 - Shopping mall in Samana Town
327 - Santa Bárbara de Samaná
328 - Samana Bay
329 - Beach near Samana Town
330 - Beach near Samana Town
331 - Kerstin & Nr-19
332 - Beautiful beach near Samana Town
333 - Nr-19
334 - Boots
335 - The toilets
336 - Preparing the boats
337 - Boat tour to Cayo Levantado
338 - Boarding ...
339 - Nr-19 familiy on board
340 - Approaching Cayo Levantado
341 - Cayo Levantado (Bacardi Island)
342 - Landing stage
343 - Map of Cayo Levantado
344 - Beach tree
345 - Cayo Levantado beach
346 - Kerstin & Salina
347 - Cayo Levantado beach
348 - Pool area
349 - What's there ?
350 - ... the wave
351 - Nr-19

 

 

 

 

352 - White-sanded Cayo Levantado beach
353 - Kerstin
354 - Nr-19 with a cold beer
355 - Having lunch
356 - Incredibly nice blue water
357 - Leaving Cayo Levantado
358 - Our boat
359 - On tour ...
360 - Salina
361 - Birds' landing spot
362 - Pelican
363 - Boat tour through mangroves
364 - Mangroves
365 - Mangroves
366 - Kerstin & Salina
367 - Mangroves
368 - Mangroves
369 - Arrival port
370 - Crab
371 - Disembarked
372 - Nice boats
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Punta Cana
373 - 50 kilometers to Punta Cana
374 - Shopping mall
375 - Shopping mall
376 - Shopping mall terrace
377 - Our hotel "The Reserve @ Paradisus Palma Real Resort" Punta Cana
378 - Kerstin @ The Reserve
379 - Reception Lounge
380 - The lobby
381 - Nr-19 @ The Reserve
382 - Breakfast room
383 - Main pool
384 - Main pool
385 - Chill-out area
386 - Chill-out area
387 - Chill-out area
388 - Resort apartments
389 - Interior of apartment
390 - Side pool
391 - Kerstin
392 - Kerstin @ chill-out area
393 - Building the pyramid

 

 

 

 

394 - Salina
395 - Nr-19's pool box
396 - Nr-19's beach chair
397 - Our room
398 - Sleeping room
399 - The terrace
400 - With jacuzzi
401 - View from our terrace
402 - What's this ?
403 - Check THIS out!
404 - Dining room
405 - Dining room
406 - Nr-19
407 - Hotel beach @ night
408 - Hotel beach @ night
409 - Beach bar
410 - Paradisus Palma Real Resort
411 - Paradisus Palma Real Resort
412 - Hotel beach
413 - Hotel beach
414 - Our private beach for mebers only
415 - Nr-19's beach box
416 - Kerstin's beach box
417 - Salina's beach box

 

 

 

 

418 - Champagne for breakfast
419 - Nr-19 @ Bavaro beach
420 - Nr-19 & Kerstin
421 - Hard Rock Cafe Punta Cana
422 - Hard Rock Cafe Punta Cana
423 - Hard Rock Cafe Punta Cana
424 - Hard Rock Cafe Punta Cana
425 - Nr-19 @ HRC Punta Cana
426 - Me & Dario (the HRC Bar Manager)
427 - Joel & Nr-19
428 - Eric Clapton's guitar
429 - Salina @ HRC Punta Cana
430 - Joel, Nr-19, Noelia and Robin
431 - Nr-19 family & Alix Puntiel (the HRC General Manager)
432 - Hard Rock Cafe Punta Cana
433 - The Rock Shop
434 - Hard Rock Cafe Punta Cana
435 - Hard Rock Cafe Punta Cana
436 - Outside terrace of HRC Punta Cana
437 - Nr-19 @ HRC Punta Cana
438 - Hard Rock Cafe Hotel & Casino guitar
439 - Hard Rock Cafe Hotel & Casino sign
440 - Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana
441 - Flags in front of HRH Punta Cana
442 - Nr-19 @ Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana
443 - Hard Rock Hotel check-in
444 - Memorabilia in the lobby

 

 

 

 

445 - Memorabilia in the lobby
446 - Ibanez guitar from Def Leppard
447 - Hard Rock Hotel Rock Shop
448 - Nr-19 & Yorman (HRH Operations Director Assistant)
449 - Rock Shop side entrance
450 - Drums from KISS
451 - Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana
452 - Limo made for Madonna in 2001 ....
453 - .... to promote her "Music" album
454 - Nr-19
455 - Hard Rock Casino
456 - Hard Rock memorabilia
457 - Men toilet sign Hard Rock style
458 - Billy Idol's bike
459 - Sammy Hagar's Ford from 1926
460 - Sammy Hagar's Ford from 1926
461 - Back to Punta Cana
462 - Way to airport
463 - Punta Cana International Airport
464 - Punta Cana International Airport
465 - Condor check-in counter
466 - Waiting area outside terminal
467 - Our Condor Boeing back to Frankfurt
468 - Nr-19
469 - Salina
470 - Our Condor Boeing back to Frankfurt
471 - Condor's slender diet food


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