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Carnival Conquest: ARUBA

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Welcome back my beautiful friends!
Thank you for taking the time to read about my Carnival Conquest travels.
Here's the last post from my wonderful Spring Break vacay.
Our last port on the cruise was Aruba. Unfortunately, I did not have a good experience there because of a mishap that happened at the beach with one of the employees that worked there and left me shaken but the beach was very beautiful. The trip to the beach was very unique in itself. We took a crew member's advice and decided on Baby Beach on the southern part of the island. This beach is supposed be less touristic and very beautiful for snorkeling at 8ft level.
So we took 45 minutes on two public buses. The first bus was very hot, no AC so the driver left his doors open. We stopped everywhere where there was a bus stop pickup. There were so many students on the bus too from different schools. I loved that I saw many different nationalities and that they too spoke Spanish. Then after that long hot ride seeing the neighborhoods and cacti, we arrived at another bus terminal to catch another bus but this time it was a mini van with AC. 
The family and I spent less than an hour on the beach because of the incident and plus to use the bathroom that I had to wait 40 minutes to open was a cover charge of 2 bucks on top of that. It was ridiculous! After all was over, the employee apologized for what had happened including his coworkers for the drama that occurred. Unfortunately, I can't explain what happened because it's traumatic, embarrassing and upsetting. Anyway, we did not enjoy Aruba as planned and waited 40 more minutes to catch transportation. I didn't even want a souvenir from there that's how upset I was. Next time and if there is a next time, I will go to the busy beaches or places and not the secluded ones. 
Here are some pictures...

 






Nope this was not the bus we trekked on for 40 minutes. Whew! 

The mini bus was the second ride to get to the beach. 
Way better.
 

Baby Beach has a Flintstone theme and it has one bar and an expensive bathroom lol oh yes one worker was dressed as Fred. 
 










 
I captured what the town looked like from the boat. The downtown area was really colorful and pretty with lots of shops. I should have skipped the beach and stayed in town. 😊
 

Stay tuned for more upcoming posts! 😘
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Spring Break 2017 on The Carnival Conquest

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Hello Friends😁
I know, I have been MIA so I wanted to share with you some Spring Break Vacay pics from my Carnival Conquest cruise. My hubby surprised the kids and I to an 8 day experience at sea visiting beautiful islands such as Grand Turk, The Dominican Republic, Curaçao and Aruba.
Unfortunately, it was rainy in Grand Turk so we decided not to get off the ship because we had already visited the beach there two years ago which was gorgeous. So, we stayed on board and I got to take some pics from the deck.

     Grand Turk



Then we headed to La Romana in the beautiful Dominican Republic. Everyone we encountered was friendly. We didn't do excursions but we did get a taxi who charged us a great price and took us and stayed with us while being our tour guide. His name was Alex and he drove us through a luxurious resort called Casa de Campo, a breaktaking river view of Altos de Chavon and a 16th century replica of a Mediterranean village and into town where we shared a meal together at Pica Pollo.

                      La Romana

                 
                 The movies Anaconda and Rambo were filmed here at this pool as well some other films.






















                      The three important instruments used in playing the genre of Merengue Tipico.
                      The accordion, the tambora and the güira:)
                   
                      My daughter trying to play the güira:)

                      My little guy played the güira well:)

Many famous singers such as Frank Sinatra and latin artists have sung and played here at this 5,000 seat amphitheater. Jlo will be singing here next in April. I actually got recorded doing a sound check of one of my songs here. LOL all in fun and experience.


                   
                      Heres an old but beautiful and peaceful Catholic church in La Romana.

                   
                     I just loved the artwork in one of the shops it reads " Jesus is the bread of life"
                     
                      Here's Alex:) Lord bless him. He is a great tour guide.

    My sweet wire artisan bracelet with my name on it, so precious and unique.
    A man named Miguel after my father, crafted it right before my eyes.








La Romana was so beautiful! I'm so happy my kids got to experience a little bit of the Dominican Culture. I'm Puerto Rican so they are our neighbors and they definitely expressed that with a warm welcome when we arrived. 💖


Stay tuned for more pictures of our Carnival Conquest Cruise. Next Curaçao! 













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