Punta Cana Cowboys / Day Trip to Santo Domingo 3

13 Apr


Kingston Trio

galleon bar

Next stop:

The Presidential Palace

We knew that a Day Trip wouldn’t allow us to see very much of Santo Domingo. But as we chugged along in the bus we tried to snap some pics … click, click, click … Whirlwind Tour style.

Santo Domingo bar

Santo Domingo streets

Santo Domingo street

In Santo Domingo you park wherever you can – even on the sidewalk

Santo Domingo house

Santo Domingo gateway 2

Lots of gates, walls, cannons, and soldiers. Santo Domingo was once a fortress city

Santo Domingo gateway

We saw a lot of things where we would have liked to have stopped and taken pictures. Like this tremendous monument below:

MONUMENTO A LA CAÑA, VILLA DUARTE SANTO DOMINGO ESTE.

Our picture from the bus …

MONUMENTO A LA CAÑA, VILLA DUARTE SANTO DOMINGO ESTE 2

Monumento a la Caña (Monument to Sugar Cane) (Picture from the Net)

Santo Domingo street vendor

Santo Domingo ship

galleon bar

To the Palace Alice!!!

Santo Domingo Presidential Palace 1

We arrive at the Presidential Palace

Santo Domingo Presidential Palace 2

Everybody jumps out

Santo Domingo Presidential Palace 3

Time for a pic

Santo Domingo Presidential Palace 4

Security is high

Santo Domingo Presidential Palace 5

And can’t go in here either!

Santo Domingo Presidential Palace 6

Wait ! They’re opening the gates !!

Santo Domingo Presidential Palace 7

But it’s just some bigwig arriving …

Santo Domingo Presidential Palace 8

Can’t see who it is … Sean Penn? Hillary Clinton ?… the plumber ??

Santo Domingo Presidential Palace 9

There they go

Santo Domingo Presidential Palace 10

Back to normal

Santo Domingo Presidential Palace 12

Oh well …

Santo Domingo Presidential Palace 13

… snap a pic through the fence

Off to Downtown Santo Domingo …

galleon bar

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