When I was a little I always dreamed of having a pet monkey. My parents explained to me that this was impossible, so I had to settle for a hamster. Yesterday I heard about a monkey reservation where it’s possible to feed monkeys…..it took me about 1 second to sign up! This morning we drove deep into the mountains and arrived at a location that reminded me of Jurrasic park. After a quick safety briefing the guide walked me into the jungle while carrying a basket full of peanuts and fruits. Suddenly I was surrounded by a group of curious and hungry squirrel monkeys. The guide handed me a plate filled with food and within seconds these monkeys were climbing all over me, gently taking the soft fruits, peanuts and raisins from the plate I was holding. They were sooooo sweet, sitting all over me, munching away, leaving me with an empty plate and a shirt filled with fruit stains… Monkeys DO eat 😉 Their little faces are soooo cute….I felt like a mom for a few minutes LOL
After playing with the monkeys I strapped myself into a tight harness to conquer seven insanely long and fast zip lines over the most beautiful green and lush landscapes. And as a bonus we ended the morning with a free fall into a bat cave, which really got my adrenaline pumping!
All this adventurous stuff made me hungry so I went to Gorditos in Cabarete, a famous taco joint that is known for their delicious fish taco’s. As I arrived they were just carrying a freshly caught 50 pound Mahi Mahi into the store. 10 minutes later I was eating one of the most delicious fish taco I’ve ever had!
Now it was time to do what I came for….Kite Boarding (or surfing). The wind picks up around 1PM and it was a gorgeous day! I took an instructor with me as I’d never been kiting in waves like this before. Boy, it was like learning how to kiteboard all over. Gusty winds, rough and deep water….I must have swallowed a gallon of ocean water today
This is an ideal vacation day for me, I feel refreshed and relaxed while writing this while watching the sun set. I’m so very grateful to be here….
What does your ideal vacation day look like?