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    Default Berzin's Excellent Adventure Pt. I...

    Arrived in Santiago and was picked up no problems.

    Got to where I was staying in La Vega and took some time to chill out and have some lunch-




    Some views from our friend's apartment-





    Then off to run some errands. Unfortunately I couldn't spend as much time as I wanted in the lovely city of Santiago, but I'll make sure to do that on my next trip.

    Some scenes of the Cibao, a beautiful place. This particular photo is of a local river in La Vega. It's hard to determine from the angle, but the drop down to the water is quite a ways down, and during the last bad storm the water reached where I was standing, and where I was it was about waste-deep. Very hard to imagine, but we visited someone who lives in the area and saw the water marks on the walls of their home-




    Some more photos of the surrounding landscape-







    Someone who races bicycles that I know had mentioned how the t-shirts they hand out at races were beginning to take up too much space in his closet. I suggested he send them to me so I could hand them out, and he sent me a box full of stuff-



    I called Chip and he arranged to help me hand them out to some Haitians who live in his neighborhood-



    Had enough time to enjoy a beer, courtesy of Chip. Sorry Presidente, but my preference is now Brahma-



    Next it was off to see Hillbilly to drop off some tea from Zabar's in Manhattan. Always great to see Hillbilly, who graciously offered to hang out whenever we could coordinate our schedules.

    A local Haitian in La Vega named Robinson, who runs errands for the family and always comes by to say hello also got a t-shirt-




    The report will be in parts, due to the fact that it takes time to pick out the photos I want to post and my computer for some reason is running extremely slow and it's taking forever to post them, even though I left it off and no one used it the whole time I was gone.
    Last edited by Berzin; 03-20-2011 at 01:35 PM.

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    Nice shots!! They might need resizing for faster posting?? MMMM, that tea is sooo good.

    Blessings,

    HB

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    It is nice to see you are having a goodtime. Good to see poster's face... Enjoy your trip !

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    Very nice pictures! Thanks for posting!

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    Default Berzin's Excellent Adventure Pt. II...

    Carnival Celebration in La Vega-Sunday March 13, 2011.

    I thought this celebration takes place every Sunday in February, so I was lucky to be there to get some shots. A great time was had by all.


    Television interviews right before the event-


    The crowd gathers...




    Cool looking vehicle-


    Young ladies-






    The parade participants-




    Last edited by Berzin; 03-20-2011 at 06:44 PM.

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    Why you doing this to me? Now im looking for a cheap flight to get down there ASAP.

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    Great pictures! Thanks for sharing.

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    Default More parade photos (continued)...















    Los "Hevitos"-


    Parade Princess-



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    Great pictures!

    I am glad to see you had a wonderful time.

    Thanks for sharing (and making us homesick).

    ATB,

    Moca

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