The Fathom cruise I took to the Dominican provided a ton of volunteering opportunities, as well as a chance to see the city of Puerto Plata. These were some of the photo highlights from the trip.
Arriving at the port was a cool sight, seeing the beach, the clear water, and the locals waving as the cruise ship pulled in.
A sea turtle display in the port in front of the Fathom Adonia:
Fort San Felipe is a historic site worth visiting in Puerto Plata.
The 27 Waterfalls excursion is a must-do for anyone who visits Puerto Plata.
Another cool side trip is the 8-minute ride up the Teleferico cable car to the top of Isabel de Torres.
There’s at least one Chinese restaurant in Puerto Plata.
Drying the shirts in the air.
La policia patrol near Fort San Felipe.
I think this is an ATM. Or maybe a bus stop. Or maybe a taxi stand.
Planting seedlings as part of the reforestation volunteering effort.
Another volunteering trip to a rural school to tutor kids in English.
On the way to the school, we saw horses and donkeys being used to deliver milk door to door.
Hard at work painting a house.
Local kids we spotted around the city.
One of the nicer houses in this part of town with a yard.
I’m excited to hop into the pool on the cruise ship!
One of Puerto Plata’s most prominent museums is the Amber Museum, which has a big collection of insects trapped in amber from millions of years ago.
The Dominican is known for its rum production. I took a tour of the Brugal rum factory to see how they manufacture their rum and to check out all the different varieties they offer for sale.
Scooters are one of the primary means of transportation in the town.
The cutest doggie in the Dominican!