Archive for December, 2011

Day 358 – Bavaro, Dominican Republic (Punta Cana) – Happy New Year!

Posted in Dominican Republic on December 31, 2011 by jpomio

We spent our last full day in Punta Cana enjoying the beach and the beautiful ocean. The weather gods continued to bless us with pure sunshine and a soft cool breeze. Tonight Ryan and I will be ringing in the New Year at our condo with a nice home cooked meal. This has been an AMAZING year full of adventure, new perspective, and incredible experiences. May 2012 be even better. Happy New Year everyone!!!

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Day 357 – Bavaro, Dominican Republic (Punta Cana)

Posted in Dominican Republic on December 30, 2011 by jpomio

Today was another gorgeous day in Punta Cana! Since we got a little bit too much sun yesterday, we spent most of this afternoon in the shade. The ocean looked absolutely magnificent as there were no seaweeds or other floaties in the water.

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Day 356 – Bavaro, Dominican Republic (Punta Cana)

Posted in Dominican Republic on December 29, 2011 by jpomio

Ryan and I continued to relish Punta Cana’s tranquility and beauty this afternoon. In our usual fashion, we spent the day at the beach enjoying the ocean.  Since there are plenty of palm trees which line the beaches of Punta Cana, we were able to find a place of refuge in the shade when the sun got too hot. Later on in the day we took a long walk to a local shopping center to explore the complex.

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Day 355 – Bavaro, Dominican Republic (Punta Cana)

Posted in Dominican Republic on December 28, 2011 by jpomio

Today was another gorgeous day in paradise. We had the most perfect weather as we enjoyed the beach (nothing but sunshine). In addition to just relaxing, we were productive as we began planning for our return home on January 9th. We’re slowly dusting off our resumes and taking care of logistical items.

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Day 354 – Bavaro, Dominican Republic (Punta Cana)

Posted in Dominican Republic on December 27, 2011 by jpomio

Dear readers… I would like to inform you that over the next four days my blog posts will very likely sound exactly the same since we are doing absolutely nothing besides sleeping in, going to the beach, reading, and eating (I know, what a life!). Today was a bit overcast but nevertheless perfect beach weather. We are trying to moderate our sun exposure to ensure we do not burn but gradually acquire a tan. Ryan especially has the tendency to burn quickly which makes him look like a lobster (it’s those Irish roots of his).

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Day 353 – Bavaro, Dominican Republic (Punta Cana)

Posted in Dominican Republic on December 26, 2011 by jpomio

This morning we went grocery shopping and did some laundry. It was the perfect time to accomplish both tasks since a tropical rain hovered over Punta Cana. After the rain passed and the sun came out, we headed to the beach where we spent the day relaxing. As a means to stay active, we enjoyed a long walk along the shore. The gorgeous beaches in Punta Cana stretch for miles, they’re amazing!

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Day 352 – Bavaro, Dominican Republic (Punta Cana)

Posted in Dominican Republic on December 26, 2011 by jpomio

This morning we left Santo Domingo and hopped on a bus heading to Bavaro. Our four hour bus ride zipped by fairly quickly. Upon arriving in Bavaro, we checked into our condo and then headed to the beach to spend Christmas Day in paradise. We were actually quite surprised at how many other people had the same idea because the beach was filled with tourists and locals soaking up the sun. Ryan and I are really looking forward to being beach bums over the next 6 days. The beaches in Bavaro are absolutely gorgeous!

(Christmas in Paradise – scenes from Bavaro)

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(A few scenes from Santo Domingo)

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