Dominican Republic

Each night there is a Show

Last night there was a Fire Show, a Magic Show and a Michael Jackson show.

The fire show was very cool an very well done, the magic show was great with some cool tricks but the Michael Jackson show was not so good as the audio was a bit buggered. Their dancing was very very good.

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Magic Show

I trimmed down the video i took to the guy moving a table around – I could not see any wires – but there must have been.

Some of the food in Punta Cana

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A selection of the foods we have eaten in Punta Cana – most is very good and cooked nicely.

Beach Time


Lovely beach – warm with a wind blowing – around 30°C

Waiting at JFK for our flight to Punta Cana

We got up early today about 4am to catch a cab to the airport.

The hotel had town cars to JFK for $85 USD which was too much for us, so we opted to find a cab on the street at 4:45am

We got down the elevator and went to walk outside and the door man (most do nothing all day) helped us find a cab – basically opened the door and there was a cab waiting.

We checked the price which was $58 USD all up.

It took us about 40 minutes to drive to JFK and even at 5am the roads were starting to get busy but no traffic jams at all.

When we got to the airport the taxi driver wanted cash as he “forgot” to put the meter on. So we paid cash and then he wanted a tip. I said now – you told me all up. So i did not tip him.

We went through security quite quickly and our flight does not leave until 8:30am – it is currently about 6:50am so about another 90 minutes to wait.

Looking forward to some warmth after New York giving us temperatures between –7° and 5°C.

Excellence Punta Cana


Again we are staying at Excellence Punta Cana which is about an hours drive out of Punta Cana.

  • All meals in a choice of 9 international restaurants
  • Unlimited premium alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
  • 24-hour room service
  • Pool and beach waiter service
  • Fully equipped fitness center
  • Daily activities including use snorkel gear and scuba lesson
  • Nightly entertainment
  • All taxes and gratuities

This is a little cheaper ($38 USD/Night) than than Excellence Playa Mujeres in Cancun where we are also staying on this trip.

We are paying $2156 USD for 7 nights – about $308 USD per night.

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