Pizza and Tequila Night

There is a tradition here at the Playa. It is not my tradition per se, but one I wholly embrace and was started long ago by Ginger and The Earl. It has been dubbed with much affection as Pizza and Tequila night. For one night we close the restaurant down and take the entire staff […]

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Neapolitan

I love the sunshine and warmth that it brings to each day here on the island. It rejuvenates me with every day I am here. Before I started to travel in winter, I was a sun worshiper. No, I didn’t have a secret shrine set up in a closet for the worship of some sun […]

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We as Canadians have become used to a certain way of life. The way we shop, the way we work, how we move around and the amenities that are common in our country are something that we have become accustom to. So, when we travel, we are frequently taken aback by the lack of these […]

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I usually only take holidays once a year. The rest of my year is spent on the job with my only time off being weekends. A weekend is not exactly the same as a holiday because it is just a short period of time and I never really get into the spirit of being away […]

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On Friday I stood outside at 1am in a temperature of -41C, by 5pm that same day the temperature was +28C. Something had definitely changed. No, it was not a bizarre freak of nature, the change was where I was standing. By Friday evening I was standing on the beach at the Playa Magante and […]

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When you deal with depression the most mundane things can make you happy or sad. You hear an old song on the radio and it reminds you of a time from the past, the nostalgic wave that you feel is the result of some kind of endorphin being released in your body. This chemical reaction […]

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This Is Great Again?

   I have written twice about the ongoing drama south of the border. I have published neither article. Mostly because even though I am mostly pointing out the flaws in the current US administration (the Trump camp), the Democrats who oppose him are becoming just as bad. It is like watching little children fighting over […]

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The clock ticks ever closer to my escape to the beaches of the Dominican Republic. This year will mark the third meeting of The Los Gringos Refugee Club and the first reunion of the victorious forces from The Siege at Los Gringos, as not only will Ginger and The Earl be there but Rock and […]

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                The following is a parody. I sung it in my head and since I don’t actually know the words to the song, I am basically just repeating the same melody over and over again. If you are a rabid ‘Who’ fan I sincerely apologize but I am invoking the ‘Weird Al’ parody protocol and […]

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500 Words or Less

In June I have nothing to do. Things at work are slow. Things at The Playa are slow. There are no birthdays or special occasions happening and life has a pace that is like a gentle stream moving slowly from sunup to sundown. Guess what?? This ain’t June! Work is hectic and time consuming as […]

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