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Offline flopnfly

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Barcelo Talanquera - Santo Domingo
« on: January 28, 2007, 12:38:00 PM »
Just returned last night from a week in sunny DR.
 
 The weather was fantastic, hot and sunny all week and not a drop of rain.  Average day time temps were 26 - 32 C and water temp was 27 C in the ocean.  The pools were a little cooler but still around 25 C.
 
 We flew out of Toronto to Santo Domingo with Nolitours via Westjet.  Great flight with lots of legroom, TV's on the back of the seats and comfy leather seats.  
 
 The Santo Domingo airport has changed a lot since our last visit 6 years ago.  It's much bigger and nicer now.
 
 We stayed at the Barcelo Tanlanquera in Juan Dolio.
 
 This was a family trip, with kids ages ranging from 27 - 2.
 
 We were given rooms in the 200 block which were horrendous.  Dirty, smelly and really run down.  They were on the ground floor and it didn't take long before the cock roaches showed their friendly faces.  
 
 The kids were able to capture one in their ice bucket and took it to reception as a small token of our appreciation for the great rooms.     :(
 
 The entertainment staff tried hard to get everyone involved, and they just loved our kids.  As a result everyone in our group had a great time day and night.
 
 The boys did the resort dive course and went out on a shallow dive with us.  They loved it, and are now planning on doing their certification course .
 
 Overall we had a great week.  
 
 The resort is a typical 3 star which means that the service was minimal and the rooms basic, but the atmosphere at the resort was great.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

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Re: Barcelo Talanquera - Santo Domingo
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2007, 07:19:00 PM »
Welcome back chica
 
 Wow you had great weather  :)  
 I'm glad you got moved to better rooms as the first ones didn't sound very appealing  :(
 
 Glad to hear you got at least one dive in - hate to think you lugged all that equipment that way for nothing - too bad the visibility wasn't great though.
 
 Well I guess the kids are going to have to break down and get passports now aren't they. They're running out of places to vacation without a passport  :rof:  and we know Joe won't go to Mexico because you'll get murdered  :rof:   :rof:
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Re: Barcelo Talanquera - Santo Domingo
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2007, 01:21:00 PM »
We've uploaded our pics, but it looks like they are mostly all family shots.  Sorry about that.     :roll:
 
 http://www.7daysinparadise.com/gallery/Barcelo-Talanquera
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

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Re: Barcelo Talanquera - Santo Domingo
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2007, 01:55:00 PM »
Don't be sorry, that is what it's all about   :)  
 
 Loved the sunset pictures at the Beach   :D
 
 BD  :s: