Ecological Tour of Cayo Coco

Ecological Tour of Cayo Coco

Among all the flashy excursions on catamarans, swimming with dolphins, and paragliding is this little trip. For only 10 Cuban Convertible Pesos you can get on a small “Train” and get driven to various locations near the resort. One of the big benefits of this tour is that there are no windows to block your view and your travelling at a speed that is slow enough that you can get pictures of the island foliage without it streaking by.

First stop was right around the corner at a upscale Spa.

On the inside it was very impressive, with much detail put into every room to make it a nice and relaxing as possible. Apparently fountains are very calming…

Now once we got out too the back of the spa, it was a sight too see, an outdoor heated salt-water pool, hammocks, message tents and a bar serving upgraded rum.

we were only there for about 20 minutes but like me, everyone put the hammocks to good use and enjoyed the view! Did I mention I really like hammocks?

After a short rest we all got back on the train and headed to our next destination!

Oh what could it be?

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Our tour bus for the day - 17 adults, a guide and a driver - THE FAMILY

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Today, I was a tourist going on a tour of Santo Domingo. (location) Our tour bus would be our mobile home-away-from-home from 6AM to 8PM. – 17 adults, a guide and a driver – THE FAMILY! Look Ma – No Washroom – No problem FAMILY – we’ll just stop at the next tourist shop!!! How convenient. There’s one now —– A comfortable ride but a long ride in each direction. Up before dawn and arriving back at the resort after dark.

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Rhinocerus Iguana, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Rhinoceros Iguana

Rhinocerus Iguana, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The resort houses a few of these large lizards in a caged-in area. I don’t normally like to photograph creatures in confined quarters but made an exception in this case since these are pretty restricted in their territory and it was very unlikely that I would be encountering one in the wild.  As I was trying to photograph the iguanas, I had a battle with a rather large Euphorbia type cactus with very large spines and my self-inflicted wounds meant that I had to shorten my photographing session and head for the first aid kit.

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Chichen-Itza, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Chichen-Itza

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