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Old 10-22-2013, 11:46 AM   #4801
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Kathe knocking 'um dead in yet another smashing black dress

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Old 10-22-2013, 11:48 AM   #4802
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Well, the drinks were not exactly free..........sure they would pour you what ever you wanted. But the drinks were included in the price of the hotel.
At the room was pricey.
And not all was included.
The premium drinks were extra.
To be fair to the hotel. there was some decent liquor that WAS included like Jack Daniels, Chivas Regal 12 year old Scotch, some 8 anos rum, Absolut vodka, etc.
But unfortunately for me, I don't like hard liquor. I like beer and wine. The only beer they had was Presidente from the island. It was ok. Just your typical light, easy drinking Cental American brew.
As for the wine...............it was SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am talking HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Probably easily in top three worst wines I have ever had. Unfortunately, I attempted to make wine a couple of times and I have to include my own wine in the top three as well. But if the hotel paid over $1 a bottle for this stuff, they were getting ripped off. And so was I. Everyone else was enjoying JD and Chivas, I was left trying to find something that I liked. And after the second day, the excitement of free drinks wore off. And by the last day, we just stayed away from the alcohol all together.
But it was fun trying to find the perfect cocktail on the island. And trust me, those first few days, we experimented a lot.

Hi Lalo and Kathe,
I have done quite a few of these '5 Star all inclusive' holidays, and yep only their domestic alcohol is free. So what you have to do is see how quickly you can work through the cocktail list....

And the premium restaurants ain't great either but their better than the standard ones!

And 5 star in the Dominican, Portugal, Spain, Turkey etc... ain't never gone be what we westerners call 5 star, but hey it ain't raining like it is here in soggy old Wales.

Any how just enjoy it, for what it is....

Oh, and don't talk about the Haitions.....

Looking forward to reading the rest of your fantastic travels.

Mike

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Old 10-22-2013, 11:48 AM   #4803
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There were something like 9 bars at the resort, but I think this one was our favorite


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Old 10-22-2013, 11:58 AM   #4804
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There were something line 9 bars at the resort, but I think this one was our favorite

yes .... that looks like a great bar alright ! .. . .

in Mexico it's not a problem, as the domestic drink is ... TEQUILA !!!!
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:30 PM   #4805
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Good times,I always forget this is ADV and next thing you know I'm wandering around a resort with the 2 of you,nice diversion I say, Kathe uh wow as always!!!!!!
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Old 10-22-2013, 01:51 PM   #4806
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Good times,I always forget this is ADV and next thing you know I'm wandering around a resort with the 2 of you,nice diversion I say, Kathe uh wow as always!!!!!!
This is my ADVenture style
I spent most of the past year+ living out of a tent, sleeping in a hammock or a cheap hostel, shitting on walls, starring down the barrel of a gun and monkey butt for weeks. It was my time for a little break from that life and on to one with five stars and having someone kissing my (monkey) butt for a change.......even if it was just for 5 days.
With that being said, I can't wait to get over to SE Asia and tie my hammock up between two palm trees on the beach somewhere.
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:42 PM   #4807
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Nice,as I always say,I'm trailing you for whatever adventure is next,and the resort has been good reads and pics,keep on keepin on
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:40 PM   #4808
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Returning to Southern California for a week

It looks like I am coming to Southern California tomorrow for about a week.
It will be the first time back in the States in almost a YEAR!
I hope they will let me in

If anyone wants to meet up and hear some first-hand stories, let me know. Maybe this weekend will work. I will be in and around Orange County.

I have no phone so I might just pick a bar/restaurant and see if anyone shows up.
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:19 PM   #4809
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Hanging out at the pool bar trying to decide what to try next.

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Old 10-22-2013, 11:32 PM   #4810
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Ok, this is funny

Kathe and I were having some cool beverages out at the pool bar. Kathe is getting a little happy. And I am too. She is being a brat and flinging some of her drink in my face with her straw.
I asked her to stop it but she kept doing it.
So I had a tiny amount of liquid in my cup and I threw it on her.
She smiled and calmly ordered another lemon daiquiri. And as soon as she got it and with out hesitation, she dumped the whole cup over my head.
I was in shock! First because it was cold. And second because I couldn't believe that she actually did it.
I called the bartender over and ordered a strawberry daiquiri. He brought over two and we each grabbed one and we each dumped those over each other's heads. At this point, all the other people around us had backed far away and the bar tenders were getting mad.
I left the bar laughing my head off and jumped in the pool.
Kathe tried to order some more drinks but the bartender cut her off.
She said to the bar tender......."what, we were just playing. Are you telling me you don't play with your girlfriend like that? You don't pour chocolate on her boobs?
After she told him that, he laughed and poured her another drink.

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Old 10-22-2013, 11:50 PM   #4811
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The resort had a nice pool with a swim up bar.
But we spent most of our time in the ocean. The water was warmer and had less pee in it.........all those free drinks have to go somewhere

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Old 10-22-2013, 11:55 PM   #4812
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Our room had a nice ocean view and its own hot tub. We added the bubbles for fun.

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Old 10-22-2013, 11:56 PM   #4813
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:57 PM   #4814
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mas amor

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Old 10-23-2013, 12:00 AM   #4815
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We went in the hot tub every night until it broke the last night. And we got lucky because we had a beautiful full moon come up each night over the ocean. And it made the ocean sparkle.

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