Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Flying to the Caribbean!!!

Hello/Hola :-)

I recently got back from a 17 night holiday to Dominican Republic. Me and my boyfriend went to Puerto Plata and stayed in the Grand Marion Hotel (Be Live)

Entrance to the main buffet restaurant
Reception area

The weather was really hot, we had really sunny weather the first week, it then rained a few evenings. Then the last two days we got part of a tropical storm which i think was mainly hitting Cuba.

This was probably the best holiday i have been on and i plan to go back and visit more Caribbean islands :-)

Me and my boyfriend in the airport just before boarding the plane.
We flew with Thomson on the new Dreamliner.

We had a good flight, watched some films, played some games, ate some food :-)

We arrived to the hotel and it was so hot :-) we changed into our flip flops as soon as we stepped outside the airport.

We had a buggy drive us to the room with our luggage. We then unpacked, got ready and went for dinner. We had a early night as were shattered from the travelling,etc.

That following morning at about 5am. My boyfriend John/Jay/JJ ..i usually call him Jay,lol
got up to go to the toilet, fainted and banged he's head. We have a marble sink basin which he must of hit he's head on, he got a bad cut which didn't stop bleeding. He then felt really sick and faint and we had to call the 24 hour doctor based in the hotel.

We were advised he needed to get it stitched up but needed to get to the hospital asap. The main hospital was about 3 hours drive away and we would had to get a taxi and the doctor was advising us not to go there as he's head needed to be seen to sooner and the doctors there didn't speak English, etc

We ended up going to a private hospital run by the same company in the hotel, Clinic Assist.
It was a long process and i won't go into too much detail, i probably don't know the exact detail anyway,lol but Jay had to get hold of he's dad, the hospital wanted money before they sent out an ambulance. We were in the doctors office from 5.30am and the ambulance didn't arrive until 11.30am :-/
The cut just after it happened.

After the stitches 
The doctor at the hospital who dealt with Jay hardly spoke any English anyway and after that was done Jay then got charged £1473 dollars. He felt he was being charged too much. When we went back to the hotel and told people, everyone was shocked at the price. Jay spoke to the rep and we did get it sorted with Thomson. They basically told the hotel they wouldn't send customers to the hotel anymore if some of this money wasn't refunded so we managed to get it sorted. We had travel insurance but apparently didn't cover private hospitals, lesson for us to check that next time! Lots of details to this story but don't want to bore you, this is meant to be a post about a holiday after all,lol

So we spent about 8 hours in total before we got back to the hotel. We went for a walk on the beach and had some food.

So this was the end of day 2 and i think i will leave this post here. We stayed for 17 nights and have so much more to share with you. It is better not to cram it all into one post. So i do hope you stick around to read about our next adventures :-) you can follow my blog by email, there should be the option down the right hand side of the page. Or you can follow me on Twitter to see post updates :-)

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Carly x


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