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28 March 2015

The tourist route from Puerto Plata to Santiago

The tourist route from Puerto Plata to Santiago, leads you through the most beautiful nature of the Dominican Republic. You see there picturesque villages, beautiful views and the most beautiful vegetation. Because of the many downpours until recently the road was almost impassable. But the population of the villages have repaired the thoroughfare temporarily with clay and gravel. The dry season has now arrived, so they donít expect much heavy rain soon that makes the road impassable again. So the tourist route is reasonably passable again.
Puerto Plata - Santiago
Puerto Plata - Santiago
But you do need a SUV, to enjoy all the beauty that you encounter along the way.

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27 March 2015

Sosúa is ready for Semana Santa

Maundy Thursday and Good Friday (April 2nd and 3rd) before the Easter weekend, are commemorated with the most respect in Sosúa. For example Friday afternoon, so Good Friday, Father Bernardo Vásquez of the parish in Charamicos, leads a large group of believers, who walk with a large wooden cross in a cloister along the beach. It will be a quiet and devout afternoon because there may not be played any music nor dancing. But the following Saturday and Sunday it's party time.
Semana Santa Sosúa
Semana Santa Sosúa
From all parts of the country, like Santo Domingo, Montellano, Puerto Plata, Santiago and La Vega, visitors will come to the beach resort to have a blasting weekend. All hotels will be overbooked. Especially at the beach it will be crowded. The traffic police (AMET) will be strengthened with additional officers. The volunteers from the Civil Guard will also be ready and present to respond to emergencies. On the beach there is much to see and to do. Besides the fish, chicken and other food sales, there are many performances by music bands. There will also be all kinds of sports competitions where great prizes can be won. There is a beauty bikini contest planned. The festivities are sponsored by the Brugal rum factory and water company Sasino which is located in Sosúa. By the end of Sunday afternoon it will be quieter on the beach. Most visitors leave than back home. With the end of the Semana Santa celebration it is also the start of the low season for Sosúa. In the coming months it will be much quieter in the beach resort.

26 March 2015

10th anniversary Plaza HVB celebrated

There was a party on Friday afternoon, March 20 at 3 PM at HVB Plaza. The 10th anniversary of the Plaza, with all its shops and businesses, was appropriately celebrated. All customers and their friends were invited to enjoy a welcome drink and BBQ. And all the owners of the restaurants, bars and hotels were also invited for the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Plaza. The band 4M@Aby played from 5 pm ballads, pop and bleus and created the right mood.
10th anniversary Plaza HVB
10th anniversary Plaza HVB
10th anniversary Plaza HVB
10th anniversary Plaza HVB
In HVB Plaza shops and businesses are located that are engaged in building and construction work. With the design of gardens, including furniture and maintenance of swimming pools. There are also businesses specialized in sun energy and air and sea transport. You can also have your professional print work done there. Later the afternoon it got busy and there was a terrific atmosphere at the Plaza thanks to the musical performance of the well-playing band 4M@Aby.


25 March 2015

Municipal choir of Sosúa performed at film festival

Wednesday evening March 18th was the opening of the International Film Festival in Santiago.
Municipal choir of Sosúa
Municipal choir of Sosúa
At the opening ceremony many Dominican and international movie stars were present. There also performed several artists. Among them, the Municipal choir of Sosúa, led by the very experienced Manuel Molina and the professional opera performer Angela Cruz. The choir has already done a number of performances in Sosúa, Puerto Plata and Santiago. Now they had the honor to perform for a very select group of actors, producers and politicians. Among the visitors, from Sosúa, mayor Ilana Neumann, the director of Casa de Arte, Adolfo Faringthon and the press officer of Sosúa, Félix Corona were present.

24 March 2015

Beef stew with fries in Don Andres

Every month the management team of Don Andres, consisting of Henri, Dickie, Cleo and Chris organize an authentic culinary evening. They have had Dutch stew, Dominican cuisine evenings (often with a live band) and this time, last Friday night was Belgian beef stew with Belgian fries on the special menu. For only 500 pesos, the guests could eat as much as they wanted.
Beef stew with fries in Don Andres
Beef stew with fries in Don Andres
Beef stew with fries in Don Andres
Beef stew with fries in Don Andres
Moreover, an ice cold Presidente beer or Cuba Libre was included. Not only Belgians arrived at this surprisingly tasty stew, we also saw the Dutch, some Germans and Canadians among the guests. It was enjoyed and everyone agreed that these authentic culinary evenings deserve a sequel.