In 2014 December, my sister and I stepped on Antigua and Barbuda after our Atlantic Crossing Adventure. After a while, we got acquainted with sailors in the marina and local people around the harbour and got updated about what happened in the world while we were crossing the Atlantic Ocean. We found out that the US embargo in Cuba will be off soon. We started to think about visiting Cuba before the American tourists invade the island after the embargo.
In the Dominican Republic, we found a cheap flight to Havana and wanted to visit Cuba before the lifting of US embargoes and the invasion of American tourists. We had only 5 days to see Vinales, Havana and its surroundings. We stayed in Havana and made daily trips to Havana surroundings.
My sister and I headed to the Dominican Republic after Antigua and Barbuda. We spent 11 days in this beautiful island on the Caribbean sea. Unfortunately we didn’t have time to visit its neighboring country, Haiti or Puerto Rico. We found the Dominican Republic moderately cheap after Antigua and Barbuda. We really liked its green nature, great beaches and smiley people. You can read all of my previous posts, articles, pictures and experiences about the Dominican Republic using this link, but this post is more about budget details for a the Dominican Republic trip.
After the Atlantic crossing adventure, our second stop was the Dominican Republic after Antigua and Barbuda. In January 2015, my sister and I spent 10 days in the Dominican Republic. We visited Bani, Santo Domingo, La Romana, Las Terrenas, Punta Cana, La Cabarete, Puerto Plata and some other places. I would like to share some of the things that really caught my attention there.
Last year my sister and I started a new year in Antigua. It was such a great feeling, being in the Caribbean island, sleeping on a catamaran, jumping into a blue sea and having the first shower of the year in the Caribbean Sea. You can read all of my previous posts, articles, pictures and experiences about Antigua using this link, but this post is more about budget details for an Antigua trip.
Today’s post is another one of my Travel Route Series, and it’s about Cuba! Cuba is the biggest and the most populated island in Caribbean. It is one of the communist countries in the world. About Cuba; Havana Club Ron, Mojito, Daiquiri, Cuban Cigars, Salsa, Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, the Bueno Vista Social Club, the Guantanamo Camp, the Bay of Pigs and more things come to your mind for sure. Before USA abolished the embargo to Cuba and American tourists started to invade the island, we wanted to visit this beautiful island and country. We only spent 5 days in Havana and around. And briefly I would like to give some information about my route.
The Dominican Republic is the second largest island and country after Cuba in the Caribbean Sea. Its green nature, blue sea, beautiful beaches, waterfalls and many other natural beauties impressed me a lot. It is the motherland of Bachata and Merengue dances. The peak of Duarte is 3175 meters high and it is the highest point of Caribbean. We spent 10 days in here and tried to visit as many places as we could. I suggest you visit all the places in my route in a week. While we were travelling we used buses and rental car. Here is some brief information about our route. I hope you enjoy your stay in the Dominican Republic. For more articles like this, you can take a look at my Travel Route Series.
Antigua and Barbuda is one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean Sea. Last year after the Atlantic crossing we spend a few days there. I wrote about how it felt to see Antigua after a long and exhausting sailing trip in this post yesterday and decided to write more about Antigua itself today.