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PHOTOS: Hurricane Irene in Casa de Campo

To be brutally honest, “Hurricane Irene” was a bit of a non-event in Casa de Campo and La Romana. Despite initial predictions that the Hurricane would cross directly over the Dominican Republic, our prayers were answered when she veered North and her centre crossed across the top/North of the Dominican Republic – more than 200km […]

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PHOTOS: Storm Surge caused by Hurricane Irene washes over the Teeth of the Dog

Now that the weather in Casa de Campo is sunny, hot and beautiful again – it’s easy to forget that this time last week the outer edges of Hurricane Irene blew through our community bringing high winds, heavy rain and some very big waves. Here we bring you some great photos of Casa de Campo’s […]

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Only in the DR: The Fridge-Boat

 There is no denying that Dominican’s have an impressive knack for ingenuity! I am constantly surprised and impressed by the ingenius problem-solving creations, inventions and transport solutions which we witness everyday in this amazing country. The above photo was spotted by my father, Peter Hughes in a British newspaper (the Evening Standard) – which was […]

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Travel Advisory: Chavón River floods La Romana-Higuey road

UPDATE: Monday August 23rd, 1pm We have no heard that the river is HIGH but not covering the road….here is a first-hand account, sent to us from Vivian Dickson: “The river is high but not covering the road and vehicles are passing from one side to the other. The flooding problem is actually located at […]

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Not-so-severe Weather Warning: Hurricane Irene, update 4

It’s 3.30pm on Monday the 22nd of August and Hurricane Irene has just arrived into Casa de Campo La Romana in the Dominican Republic! Fortunately, given that Hurricane Irene’s centre is located approximately 80km north of the North-Eastern coast of the Dominican Republic, Irene’s arrival has not brought anything more treacherous than a lot of […]