Peace on The Malecon

I think this is one of the most stunning beaches I've been to in my life. That being said, please note, that as a traveler, I am more about European city or hiking. I've never been a "beach bum", "Let's go to Cancun" kind of girl. I like to learn about history and culture. I don't enjoy resorts. I enjoy the old buildings and the new foods (even the "gross" stuff). 

So, other than Puerto Rico, which is in part my homeland, I've never been on a tropical vacation. This vacation has opened my eyes a bit. The culture is so interesting. The people I've met are so full of life and color. Some are rich. Some are getting by. With the passing of the election in The Dominican, I've learn a lot about the politics and more importantly, the issues the voters have. 

This beach is a great place to talk to people and have conversation. It's a great place to meet the locals. It's never crowded but has a scattering of people. You have to cut through the trees to get to the water and once you do, paradise opens up to you. So, if you are planning a trip, rule one of being a Couture Don Bleu traveler, TALK TO THE LOCALS.

Clearly, I didn't dress like one though...