My favorite things to do on the weekends here are to discover new shops and eateries and to go to the beach. For that reason, last Thursday was a perfect day! It was a bank holiday here in the DR which I had completely forgotten about until someone reminded me of it on Tuesday. Oh, the joy it brought me knowing that I'd get a mid-week break!
It was a lovely, leisurely day. We slept-in late, and then went to Antica, a brand new bakery/cafe in our neighborhood for brunch. It was so tiny and so full of croissants and cakes, it reminded me of Europe. We shared a cream cheese croissant, veggie and parma ham sandwiches, and a slice of passionfruit cheesecake! Everything was excellent, and even the croissant - the most simplest of foods - was bursting with flavor.
In the afternoon we went to Juan Dolio beach, about 40 minutes outside the city. The water was like bathwater and I just strolled right in without any hesitation at all - I think it was the warmest sea water I have ever swam in my life! Its nice to know that the heat around here lately has been good for something :) The beach was packed with people because of the holiday, but I was so engrossed in 50 Shades Darker that I didn't notice the crowd. For 50 Shades readers - the 2nd book is much better than the first!
|Sunset on the Beach|