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January 10, 2006
  • 4th Caribbean Laser Midwinter regatta
  • Speculation on Clinton's buying in Punta Cana
  • Casa de Campo in Chico's catalogue
  • More winter super fare sales
  • The Washington Post focuses Puerto Plata
4th Caribbean Laser Midwinter regatta
The 4th Caribbean Laser Midwinter regatta will take place in Cabarete 13-15 January 2006. Sailors from North America, Europe and of course the Dominican Republic will participate. The Laser is a one person Olympic sailboat. Cabarete, long famous for windsurfing and kitesurfing, is slowly becoming a hot spot for Laser sailing as well. This international regatta will be run by Andres Santana from the Dominican Sailing Federation and is sponsored by Ocean Dream Condos, Jack Tar Village Casino, Agua Jerico, The Windsurf Resort and EZE Bar.
Speculation on Clinton's buying in Punta Cana
It is said that their special lot is reserved. The New York Daily News comments that the former US President and New York's senator "are so enchanted by the Dominican Republic's exclusive Punta Cana Resort that they are discussing buying a home there." The Clintons made their fifth visit to the DR for the New Year holiday. According to the newspaper, in the past, the couple has been guests of singer Julio Iglesias and designer Oscar de la Renta, but now Punta Cana insiders are buzzing that the Clintons want a place of their own. While a Hillary spokesman denied the rumor, the Daily News speculated over the holidays that a Dominican Republic hacienda could help her lock up the Latino vote in her re-election bid next year.
Casa de Campo in Chico's catalogue
It is difficult to tell what looks better in the catalogue... Chico's clothes or the lovely sights of Casa de Campo as photographed for the Getaway 05/06 catalogue of the Spanish clothing company, Chico's? Photographs were shot from 12-15 October for the catalogue that has just been released. See http://www.chicos.com
More winter super fare sales
JetBlue joins Spirit Air in offering excellent fares to the Dominican Republic as part of its winter clearance sale this winter. Jetblue is offering fares of US$92 each way plus taxes and charges from John F. Kennedy International with connecting service to Boston into Santiago. Santiago is about 40 minutes from Puerto Plata and other north coast destinations and two hours from Santo Domingo. Fares must be purchased online with seven days in advance. Sale fare must be booked by 19 January 2006 and travel must be completed by 15 February 2006. Fares do not include airport charges or government taxes that can double the fare price.
The Washington Post focuses Puerto Plata
Travel writer Taryn Luntz in a Sunday, 18 December feature in The Washington Post Sunday edition focuses on the time she spent staying in the beach area of Cofresi, Puerto Plata and the time she took off to experience "what I had heard were the country's greatest attractions - a rich culture and truly generous, hospitable people." For the tales of her adventures and visits to Puerto Plata, Sosua and Damajagua falls, see http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/...

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