I will venture out today from Sosua to Cabarete for a visit, trying to understand my world. I see the world as small neighborhood, defined by the distance I can walk easy.
I have now walked to most areas on this map; I often leave when I am tried of taking photos in my small world. This small world is a better than most because there are some intelligent Expats to talk with at Rocky’s bar and Restaurant, which is also the cheapest Hotel.
World expats are a rogue bunch, some groups are just plain drunks, other can have insight, and for sure if you leave for five years, when you return the world will have turned. It is difficult to buy or live in one area too long, the majority of good friends seem to leave.
Sosua, Dominican Republic --- Monday, February 1, 2010
By Andy Graham of HoboTraveler.com
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If you look close, you can see that Cabarete is about a half hour to the East of Sosua. After today, I will have figured out the easy way to travel to Cabarete, this is more or less opening up another Tourist Path for myself.
Known Travel Paths
I have known areas and unknown areas, I will try to expand my travel areas today, and my exploration area will grow larger. Many people rent cars, and quickly drive to these areas, this type of situation is problematic, and it becomes a life of high-speed existence. Many people fail to see, the reason to leave the USA or Europe is to shift from fourth gear into first. They do not really know more, they just can say they do, a sort of travel blindness, plus nobody really cares what I know or you know, it is your personal trip, the more areas you “stopped at”
does not enrich the experiences.
There are pro and cons to expanding your known travel paths, the more you know, the better you understand, and often the more you know, the more you want to leave. Sometimes one good clean snapshot of an area is best, if you lucky you will not deface the tourist photo by knowing the true essences of culture.
Staying in the resort is a way of taking a good clean snapshot as a memory, free of the emotional cultural traumas and fatigues of adapting to madness outside the resort. However, if you live in the resort, I would appreciate you not saying you know the culture it annoys us outside the resort.
I do not drink, I am showing the map of my known area.
But you made the point perfect.
If you stay in the Resort, you will feed your face, and think you are special, then make comments as if you are special. I have no problem with people going into the Resort, I just do not want them to think they understand the culture.
Fun stuffy, but not important, the goal is to enjoy ourselves, and the farther away I am from the Resort, the happier I am.
Moo, a Cow making a noise....