Puerto Plata Travel Stories
cable car nightmare...
So today we had a day off... This was probably my least fun day here!! we went to a mountain in puerto plata to see a statue of Jesus. The weather here is bad (there's a possible hurricane tomorrow - eek) and so we got to the top (cable car ride wasn't too scary) to find that the mist meant we didn't have a great view of "the world" (to quote Laurence!) but could not in fact see a lot... we headed off on a nature trail but it was ridiculously sli...

the hospital - Wednesday
Will try not to write too much cos i know it's a lot to read. On Wednesday we went to the public hospital in Puerto Plata... It is indescribable; and not in a good way. If you are admitted to the hospital you have to bring your own sheets, own food, own medicine, and bring someone with you to look after you. the relatives/friends sleep in the same bed as the patient and if it's really busy, sometimes you have more than one patient in each bed. Ev...

About Puerto Plata
Puerto Plata, with an aproximate latitude of 19,8 (48° 0' 0" N) and a longitude of -70,68333 (19° 0' 0" W), is located in the area / state of Puerto Plata around 156 kilometers north west (331°) of Santo Domingo, the capital of Dominican Republic. A 10 square km area around Puerto Plata has an aproximate population of 146000 and an average elevation of 28 meters above the sea. So far 26 pictures and 2 stories has been uploaded during travels in Puerto Plata.
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