Category: Dominican Rep. 2015

Fixing the Cana Roof

A cana – or palm leaf – roof is beautiful and somehow keeps the temperature inside pleasant even at very high temperatures. It is less pleasant if it leaks, though. Happend here after a day of super heavy rain.

Fence with a view…

Yasuko in Las Terrenas

Treehouse Experience – Rancho Platón

A heavy zigzag on a rather uneven road, our 4×4 car swaying from left to right or vice versa leads all the way to Rancho Platon, our destination. Halfway to the hotel Yasuko decided to finish the journey on foot with Lia to enjoy… Continue Reading “Treehouse Experience – Rancho Platón”

Passe-moi les jumelles

En train d’observer des flamingos dans la Lagune de Oviedo (Jaragua National Park).

Outing to Oviedo Lagoon, Bahia de Aguilas and (almost) Haiti

A big outing day from Casa Bonita: a boat ride to watch elegant pink flamingos in the green-colored lake surrounded by mangroves in the Jaragua National Park.

Barahona – Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge

The website of Casa Bonita says: “Once the weekend retreat of the Schiffino family, Casa Bonita has been budged by nature to open its doors to outside guests and become an Exclusive Luxury Eco Hotel Lodge.

Luca Kitesurfing upwind…

I started to kitesurf with Lia and Luca.They are both doing really well. The Playa Portillo next to Las Terrenas is a great spot to learn. Today we have a video of Luca doing some nice surfin’.

Table d’Hôte Chez Nadine à Las Terrenas

We had a very nice private dinner at Nadine’s House in Las Terrenas. Nadine is well known in the village (and beyond) for her excellent patisserie.