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    Damn reading all of these posts make miss Santo Domingo so much.

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    1. Wake up and have breakfast downstairs at the Marriott.

    2. Go to El Conde and window shop and flirt with the chicas

    3. Go to the centre mall and do a little shopping

    4. Get a haircut at the mall (its like a head massage spa, the chicas shampoo your hair, wash it massage it and then you get a haircut all for 400 pesos.

    5. Have lunch at the mall and then flirt with the chicas

    6. Go to the Diamente casino and gamble for a little while

    7. Go to the club that attached to the casino, very beautiful women in there that LOVE tourist.

    8. If you still havent met a nice chica to spend the later evening with then go to either Girls house, sky blue, club 305, or Casa Teresa and select a nice chica to go out on a date with

    9. Go back to Marriott and have dinner

    10. Movie night in your room

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    You've got to laugh at the pathetic reader reviews:

    This book lists major cities and the top attractions in each city. However, it lacks the cultural and safety guidance and tips I would expect from a travel guide.

    This book does NOT tell you that travel in the Dominican if you are an American is dangerous and difficult. Most Americans will just be going to the Dominican for a resort and guided excursions. It would not be appropriate for them to be wandering on their own through the Dominican Republic. I am glad I figured out it was best to stay on the resort after I got into Punta Cana and La Romana before this book got me into trouble!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chirimoya View Post
    You've got to laugh at the pathetic reader reviews:

    Quite frankly it is probably better for everyone if this kind of idiot does stay in their hotel.

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    1) Have breakfast at the Marriott Courtyard.
    2) Go to the gym at the Courtyard.
    3) Phone a chica for an evening date.
    4) Drive to La Sirena and shop for some basic needs and do some chica watching.
    5) Drive to my favorite gas station on George Washington Ave and grab a cold
    Presidente.
    6) Walk the Conde then sit at the sidewalk Mercure Hotel restaurant and observe some
    chicas while sipping a frozen limonada.
    7) Go visit a friend and have a late lunch.
    8) Drive back to the Courtyard and shower.
    9) Meet my date for the evening and take her to La Parrilla steakhouse.
    10) Take my date back to the hotel and show her my flipper trick.

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    stupid reviews aside, the book really does rock. its filled with around 150 top 10 lists of things to do all over the country.

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    I spent my first few days in Santo Domingo recently (apart from staying with my mother in law) and took the earlier suggestions into account, although most of our time was spent in Migration and traffic. However, when we could escape both, here are my observations:

    1) We went to Meson de Bari, which I agree has a great atmosphere. The person who went for the fish option was very happy, but the rest of us chose various types of meat - chicken, beef and pork to be precise and everything was really smothered with Dominican sazon. I cook Dominican food and have been known to use it, but this was really overkill. I could eat it but didn't enjoy it and the people we took there as a special treat couldn't eat it. Admittedly, they gave us a refund, but it spoiled what would otherwise have been a lovely evening. So beware, only order meat if you really like sazon. It was pretty expensive, too, which would have been fine if we had enjoyed it.

    2) We also went to the Botanical Garden, which was super. I am English so have been spoiled by the gardens there and wouldn't say that you could or should compare it but as my first visit to a national garden here, I really enjoyed it. We went around the gardens on the little train, which is probably the best option in the heat and it was a really great experience. There was also an interesting little exhibition of the various habitats of the DR, pretty simple but nice. If you have residency, it is considerably cheaper, like almost a quarter of the price.

    We stayed at Hotel Conde de Penalba which was clean, comfortable and a fair price, but in the most perfect location for the Colonial Zone. Again, the only downside was traffic and parking. Spent almost as long trying to find a parking place as at the hotel, but I believe there are some parking garages in the area, just never found them.

    I would go back tomorrow but wouldn't look forward to the time spent in the car.

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    Wow, some really great ideas here but most of all what ever you do, just soak in the culture and relax and enjoy, your on island time now! ha, ha, ha, wish I was there with ya, take care and God bless,
    Biggs

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    but try the disco at the cave(forgot what it's called). It's pretty cool if you've never been there.
    The cave name is "Guácara Taína".

    Some pictures here: Guácara Taína :: Photo Gallery

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