Monday, 6 March 2017

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Looking Further Back on Dominican Republic

Hey!

Happy Monday! I hope Monday isn't being to dreary for you!

To be honest there's not much going on in my life at the moment, just busy with uni stuff and fundraising. Looking forward to spending a long weekend at home celebrating my best friend's birthday! There's definitely always a point in the semester where you just know you're ready to go home, and I've been feeling it for the past two weeks. I get to go home on Thursday afternoon but sadly I have to drive on my own, and it's a long drive! I'll manage knowing that I'll be there sooner!

Since not much is going on, the fact that I'm going on holiday in  days is pressing on my mind more and more each day. We're nearly in double figures! My new passport has arrived, visas have been bought and are on their way and soon we'l be looking at exchange rates! I'm avoiding buying any clothes until I've checked what I already have at home and it's very likely that I'll have plenty. Doesn't mean I don't need a new bikini or top though. It's a tradition to get a few new bits!

A couple of weeks ago I did a photo diary kind of post looking back on Dominican Republic in 2011. I mentioned that that trip had it's ups and downs but the first time I went to Dom Rep was actually when I was six  months old, then again in 2004 and 2006. So I wanted to share a few extra photos. I mean, it's always good to have a little laugh at how much I've changed!

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Guess my parents taught me well from a young age! This is the photo that I attempt to reenact every time I've been, like this one. I got a few from different angles and I have finally found them all so once I've got the next one, I may do a post about how much I really have changed, and yet I find myself back at a place where my love for travel all began.

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I never really used to be one for beaches. I always loved the hot weather but I tended to stay around the pool and would only really go down to the beach once or twice. For the past few years I've stayed at the Riu Tequila which, although it's far, is not situated right on the beach so I actually miss having that complete ease to get to the sea. This time round, I intend to do more snorkeling. Who knows, there might be a chance that I will have managed to get my eyes lasered before I go so I won't have to worry about water getting in my contacts like I normally do!

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I always end up being so busy on holidays, trying to make the most of all day and all night, that I rarely get to see sunsets and sunrises. They are always so beautiful that this time, I need to make sure I see both. What's better than watching the sunset laid down on the beach in the Caribbean?


These are really old pictures! It's amazing how much camera quality really has come on since then and on the other hand, it's amazing to think how good it actually was back then too! I think these photos were from out 2004 trip but I can't be too sure. I cannot wait to go back. I know both me and Edmond are both very excited. It's difficult not to think about it knowing that we still have quite a few weeks of uni left before summer! Bring on June!

Have you got anywhere booked? Where would you like to go?

- KC xx

29 comments:

  1. Look at you!You looked so cute. It is hard to believe the photos were taken in 2004 and you were that small :)

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  2. What a nice idea - a little blast from the past! You're lucky your parents took you on such a cool holiday!

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  3. The Dominican republic looks beautiful! All I've booked so far is a city break in Cardiff! But I am going to Austria and USA for work so will need to get a holiday out of that somehow

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  4. I'd love to visit, it looks amazing there! I love looking at old photos! xo

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  5. I am a sucker for a nice beaches! Any place with a wide sandy beach and a warm sea water would be a dream destination for me

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  6. What wonderful memories, I never went anywhere so exotic as a child - lucky you!

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  7. I am at my happiest if there is a beach and a sea within reach, I find it strangely calming.

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  8. This is a place I'd love to visit. The views look amazing!

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  9. ...Not at all jel!!! ;) This looks amazing hun. The beach looks amazing and peaceful and relaxing :) x

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  10. This looks amazing! I would love to be able to visit more places

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  11. I cruised the Carribean as a teenager (singing) but have never been here and always wanted to because it has the vibe i have become so addicted to! Great pics!

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  12. We went to the Dominican Republic a couple of years ago and fell in love with it. We went on an adults holiday with friends for our friends 50th birthday. In just over 4 weeks we are off with the same friends to Cape Verde for my 50th and can not wait x

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  13. I'd love to head to the Dominican Republic, it looks so beautiful! x

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  14. Aw you look so cute! I love looking back on old photos. I'm going to Majorca in a few weeks so like you need to start looking in my wardrobes to see what I need.

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  15. You were still a little cutie even back then! I would love to visit Dominican republic one day it is beautiful x

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  16. oh wow this looks soo sereal i can only be very envious of yuor wonderful adventure

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  17. The Dominican republic looks and sounds amazing. We went to cape verde last year but don't have any holiday plans for this year yet.

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  18. This is somewhere I've always wanted to go. I'm going to Hawaii in about 3 weeks time and I am super excited, then I have a week in Italy in September completed with a few long weekends thrown in x

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  19. It looks like such a lovely place, I hope you enjoy going back.

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  20. I've never been to the Dom Rep, but would love to go!

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  21. I'd love to go to the Dominican Republic, that trip will have to wait, but I am currently planning our Spanish summer holiday. x

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  22. I haven't been but I'd love to go see it in person. All this heat I've been getting in LA is def making me want to just lay on the beach! :)

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  23. It is gorgeous there I've been a few times but not since having my children. Hope to go again once they are a little older.

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  24. The Dominican Republic is one place I have always wanted to go love you photos 😊

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  25. Such beautiful pictures! Wow, what a place!

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  26. Lovely memories. I'd love to visit it

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  27. These are some amazing memories!! I love looking back on trips and special moments too. I was in Dominican Republic last year and I had an amazing time :-)

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  28. I absolutely love those photos! They look so stunning and priceless. Even when I was a kid, I love going to the beach. It makes me relax.

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  29. I LOVED Dominican Republic! We went for our wedding anniversary during Christmas and New Year period. We had great time. Highly recommended place. The pictures are amazing.

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