Friday, November 21, 2008

Bahia de las Aguilas

Last weekend I went with a few coworkers to the provinces of Barahona and Pedernales. The purpose of the trip was to go to Bahia de las Aguilas, a beach located in the Parque Nacional (National Park) Jaragua. Although we spent way too much time in the car, it was well worth the trip.

Along the way we stopped to see some Taino cave carvings.

...And a park inhabited by iguanas. Can you spot the baby iguana?
There he is!
"Do Not Enter with Firearms."

Bahia de las Aguilas is the most beautiful beach I've seen in a long time. Recently a Spanish resort corporation tried to buy the land in order to build a resort. Environmentalists lodged a protest and, fortunately, were able to prevent the resort from being built. Hard to imagine this beautiful landscape marred by an all-inclusive!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Cocoa Tea Calls It

A friend I work with- and who has traveled to Jamaica frequently for work- came over to watch the election results on Tuesday. As they called it for Obama, she said, "I can't wait to see what the Jamaican newspapers say tomorrow."

They did say this:

Barack Obama's victory should now instil a higher level of confidence in
Jamaicans, says reggae artiste Coco Tea who, through his musical tribute, had predicted a win for Obama several months before the presidential elections.

Yes folks, Cocoa Tea called it! We should all listen to him.