My journey. A team of vacationers went this time to the other end of the world. Natasha Egorova kissing a Dolphin – here to interact with these amazing creatures on a special island, and on her face an expression of absolute happiness. The Dominican Republic, where we arrived with a team of winners, really like a piece of Paradise.
In Krasnoyarsk Natasha waiting for 11-year-old twins sons, a loving husband and mother, who wrote her application to the contest. Since the birth of my boys, standouts and winners of every Olympic games, Natasha never rested one. More precisely, it did not go anywhere. In children, cerebral palsy, and this rarely smiling young woman grapple with their disease every day.
Resident of Chelyabinsk region Mikhail farmer Problemo (he became the eighth winner of the contest) could only swim twice during the summer season. The farm their family has a large 500 hectares of grain crops, only manage to turn. Therefore, the ocean Mike goes for a swim even in the evening. The water here is aplusa, waves calm, and what sunsets! “At home, too, the sun sets beautifully, but no comparison,” he gushes. And my question is about a record wheat crop, which is grown in this year on the fields of Russia, 28-year-old farmer explains that it does not earn: “Large agricultural holdings will not. Here, in the Dominican Republic, certainly expanse.” Don’t want to disappoint Michael, but plantations of sugar cane, coffee, cocoa, considered the best on the planet, and plots of papaya and pineapple – then owns is not the average person. The latter were allowed to grow only vegetables. Elena Lykasova – hospital nurse of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug and St. Petersburg Manager Laura Chernenko respect look like in Park La Hacienda (where we were jumping zip-lining, flying on cables above the rain forest and drove through the puddles on cars buggy) Buffalo managed three Jolly drovers, pulling on the way up to the top of the cart loaded with sugar cane. At this time animal activist from Veliky Novgorod Galina Gerasimova trying to feed chicken (food in the Dominican Republic is fantastic) local mutts.
“Not accustomed, says the Gal. – Because you’re on the vegetables.” “Be kinder,” smiles our ninth winner, the settlement head of Karelia Irina Pogranovsky. “And you saw how all living creatures inhabits the territory of our hotel?” – asked the head of the children’s dance group from the Saratov region Irina Gribanova.
Indeed, in the vast territory of the luxurious Barcelo Bavaro Grand Resort, where recently gathered for a summit of the leaders of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) (and they lived, among other things, in the same rooms that our vacationers), collected flora and fauna almost all of the Dominican Republic. They say that even hummingbirds can be found. And a special thanks for the pink flamingos in search of which I toured Europe, and found only in the Dominican Republic. And to enjoy these fabulous birds can be at arm’s length! If you stock up on lettuce for a Breakfast – less. Local turtles, ducks and herons from him also did not refuse. Two-legged guests of the hotel can’t resist coffee. Interestingly, in contrast to beer to children under 18, the coffee is not poured: I consider it harmful to the immature organism. The famous Dominican chocolate is, of course, does not apply. Hot, cold, white, dark, with sugar and pepper, sea salt and vanilla, full flavor palette. At the chocolate factory where we visited, in the role of senior consultant was made by the pastry chef from Arkhangelsk and our otpusknie Svetlana Petrenko.
The news of the victory in the competition caught Svetlana in the celebration of his own birthday. Announcing the news spree, guests, Light, said: “it’s Time to go, because this trip happens once in a lifetime”. What the wife of her brother, moving away from the shock, answered: “And I thought this never happens.” 70% chocolate, which we cooked, Svetlana, together with the employees of factory five. With regard to the tobacco products (manufacture of cigars, we also met), it was estimated the tenth winner of the “on vacation with Andrei Malakhov”, the legendary conqueror of the Arctic Valentin Filippovich Aleksandr Rodchenko. St. Petersburg captain expertly lit giant fresh rolled cigar and said that wouldn’t now from drinking Dominican rum. Desire to rest is law. We were offered to taste all kinds of rum and the famous Mamajuana – a tincture of rum, red wine and honey-based roots, bark and leaves of tropical trees. Looking at the quickly emptying glasses, guide Sergey Kapustin (international tour operator TEZ TOUR for many years makes our vacation a memorable one) resulted in the expression of a pirate nicknamed Black Beard, once noticed that rum is absolutely safe for the liver in the first place it blows the mind.
The Explorer Christopher Columbus, whose remains we bowed to the unique architecture of the lighthouse in the Republic’s capital of Santo Domingo, surely knew it. As, however, and long-lived local waters, beautiful sea stars. On the current territory Cocobanana national Park (Parque Nacional Cotubanama) near Saona island starfish “take off” its an underwater housing for many millions of years! And, of course, take your picture in the company of beautiful members of our team are also allowed. Shooting took place in the Caribbean with a crystal-clear water, white sand and palm groves along the banks. In the Dominican Republic grows 37 varieties of palm trees. In this plant the natives use everything from fruit and leaves, and ending with guns. Palm boards are not heated in the heat and say, well withstand the cold. However, winter in these latitudes does not happen. Dominican Republic – a country of eternal summer and spectacular scenery. Up in the air on small, nimble like dragonflies helicopters, we saw from above endless beaches, the excellent architecture of the hotels, swaying on the waves of yachts, tropical forests, lakes, rivers, and azure tints of the ocean. And all such bright, saturated colors, as if illuminated from within.
These Sunny colors shining and wonderful town of artists, Altos de Chavon (Altos de Chavon), and even the famous cave of “Three eyes” (Los Tres Ojos), where we are washed in the cleanest water karst lakes. And really want to get at least a piece of this Paradise, which they themselves Dominicans consider a land kissed by God. A special thank you to our trusted partner is an International tour operator TEZ TOUR. We thank the representative office of the Ministry of tourism of the Dominican Republic in Russia, Ukraine and CIS countries.