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Stories and Tips Bayahibe

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When History Repeats Itself

Written by Jose Kevo on 23 Mar, 2006

Less than 10-years ago, the obscure village of Bayahibe still fostered an undisturbed time vacuum. Preparing to enter the new millennium, this indigent area of the Dominican Republic merely existed with a remoteness usually reserved for National Geographic. Content to be survivors, not much had…Read More


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There's No Place Like Home

Written by Jose Kevo on 26 Jan, 2004

The humming of the fan had done little to induce me beyond stages of semi-consciousness. I was restlessly tossing wrapped in the bed sheet with eyes wide shut. Images within my reeling mind became more vivid thanks to a growing illumination and magnifying echoes of…Read More


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Acquiring the Unexpected - Meet the Family

Written by Jose Kevo on 26 Jan, 2004

Since joining IGOUGO, many have asked, "Why the Dominican Republic" and why I consider this my second home and second family? During my years in NYC as administrator for a Youth Center working with at-risk street kids, the population exposed me to Puerto Ricans…Read More


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15 CANDLES - The Quinceañera

Written by Jose Kevo on 26 Jan, 2004

For females born in Latin American countries, the Quinceañera is perhaps the most important, anticipated event in a young lady's life. Somewhat comparable to the American celebration of a "Sweet 16", the quinceañera also represents a greater level coming of age when the girl…Read More


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New Services and Other Changes

Written by Jose Kevo on 26 Jan, 2004

There's no holding back time and the inevitable changes it brings in the name of progress; even in a small village like Bayahibe. Here's a list of services travelers can expect to find, as well as links to previous expired journal entries with updates:Computer/Internet…Read More


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Living AS a Local

Written by Jose Kevo on 10 Mar, 2002

I'd barely gotten home and dropped my bags, stripped off my jacket and turned up the heat, when my January 2002 issue of Caribbean Travel & Life magazine caught my attention amongst the waiting pile of mail. One of the cover side-bar headlines was…Read More


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Paradise Lost . . .

Written by Jose Kevo on 09 Mar, 2002

The trip had been planned for quite some time, but coming back to Bayahibe is never soon enough-and this time, this was even more so. I bypassed the arrival rituals of a La Romana peso run and then catching a publico. I'd willingly…Read More


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Village Stays vs. All-Inclusive Resorts

Written by Jose Kevo on 23 Mar, 2006

The only thing certain about Bayahibe is that it can no longer be considered a budget travel destination even for brief visits; little alone for extended stays I used to indulge. Prices are steadily rising across the board, and that seems to be fine for…Read More


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Bayahibe and Beyond - Excursions

Written by Jose Kevo on 23 Mar, 2006

If inclined to experience the Dominican Republic beyond the village, all of my Dominican journals have been accomplished as inexpensive day trips from Bayahibe, except for Santo Domingo which included over-night stays. Specific details on what to see, and for getting around using public transportation,…Read More


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For a LIMITED time Only!

Written by Jose Kevo on 08 Mar, 2002

What has made Bayahibe a unique, cultural Caribbean travel destination and experience I fear might quickly becoming a thing of the past. The village is obviously enduring growing pains while rapidly developing as the Tourist Mecca for DR's southeast Caribbean coast. Progress is…Read More


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