This is my first update since we settled in the Dominican paradise. I know, I should have done it earlier, but things were pretty hectic and with setting up the back end of my blog, I didn’t get to write as often an article as I had in mind. So, this will be the first of many… beginning from the moment we arrived… here we go!
After having a lot of problems boarding the plane in Holland, we arrived safe in the evening of 4th of January 2016. Just when you think you left all the problems behind in Holland, the customs gave us pain in the ass with the pets. Luckily my wife Chantal did get us trough (I’m also her pet J ).
We drove with our landlords to our new home and settled in with the family. I had a massive panic attack, and began questioning the big move we made. Again, Chantal sushed me like the little baby I am and we unpacked and got to bed.
Next day we did some groceries shopping with the help of our landlord, who showed us the way around. We came home couple of hours later with the basic things (which was a lot!). Over the next couple of days, we travelled a lot by walking and taking the public transport – which is very cheap by the way. You pay 1 dollar (50 pesos, Dominican currency) for 2 people. Below a video of us in the guagua
After couple of days of relaxing, I came with the brilliant idea to get my lazy ass off the couch and start this amazing blog, which is already viewed by more than 15.000 people worldwide! I’m so proud.
We had some up and downs, like everybody does. The dogs love it here, but they’re so allergic to the Dominican grass. Bumps everywhere on their skin. We tried to take care of it but nothing really works. The problem lies in them playing and rolling on the grass in the backyard. Very difficult to tell your dog not to play, roll around and be happy.
We noticed that the Dominican people hate dogs and are afraid of them. So we keep our dogs away from the locals. Not an easy task when your dogs are social and want to cuddle with everybody.
I hop you enjoyed this very short summary of our first month here. Leave a comment below if you have any questions or anything else.
In the next article I’ll tell you more about our new journey and the newest addition to our family. A Mastino puppy named Maya and our image of the Dominican people.