Exactly 13 years ago we experienced this excursion for the first time. At that time we were freshly in love, it was our very first vacation together and we saw the world through rose-colored glasses. I had so incredibly positive memories of this excursion and had made up my mind to repeat this island expedition.
As you probably already know … Sven and I are more active vacationers. Therefore, even with an all-inclusive vacation, there are plenty of excursions on the program. Ziplining & Monkeyland, as well as Saona Island, we could already tick off. Now all that was missing was a snorkeling trip.
Just lying around and doing nothing is just not in our nature, so we were looking for a bit of variety during our all-inclusive stay in Punta Cana.
Neither of us had tried ziplining before and monkeys are always nice, right? 😍
After a year of restrictions, we were pretty much fed up, as is probably the case with so many in the Covid-19 pandemic. For weeks the thermometer has only shown minus degrees. Frustrated that we weren’t even allowed to spend Christmas with our families because of the entry restrictions, plus we were completely overworked, our mood sank to zero at the beginning of February 😔 Our decision was made: We need a break !!!
13 years have passed in the meantime. Oh man, I was so excited … just a couple of weeks together and Sven wanted to go on a long-distance trip with me. I couldn’t believe my luck. Since there was hardly any time for planning and we really only wanted to enjoy a relaxed love holiday, we inquired at the travel agency and the holiday was already booked 😊
Just thinking about it makes me smile today. At that time, of course, I had absolutely no experience with travel planning, perfect travel times, visas or vaccinations. But what are travel agencies for 😉