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3 more days and getting nervous

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3 more days and getting nervous

i'm 3 days away from leaving for PC and I have a tendency to find things to worry about. This trip is no exception. Because i am anticipating it will be so different than what i am used to.

I have been going to Aruba every summer for 2 weeks. I know PC is way different.

So i worry about the food, getting sick, being connected, losing bags at the airport, the casino being too small, and having nothing to do at night if i dont like it, getting a bad room, eating too much, not having the ability to check in with jetblue online, since i booked through expedia for the first time, getting a taxi from the airport to the hotel. I even worry about getting killed on the way to the hotel.

I could go on and on, there is no real question here, i am just ranting.

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1. Re: 3 more days and getting nervous

everything will be great. Getting taxi from airport to hotel probably one of the easiest things.

Don't believe a majority of the rants you see on Tripadvisor.

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2. Re: 3 more days and getting nervous

Wow talk about being wound tight. The word here is Tranquillo...relax, take it easy. All the things you are worrying about will go smoothly. Well all but maybe the eating too much :). You will have to put up with good food, good drinks, beautiful beaches, nice pools, friendly folks (tourists, staff and locals). Just enjoy, especially that first cold presidente (local beer).

Oh and leave the kelvar flak jacket at home you wont need it and use the space in you suitcase for more sunscreen as you WILL need that and it is very expensive here.

Have a great, relaxing (tranquillo) trip

BObK

Edited: 18 January 2014, 13:11
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3. Re: 3 more days and getting nervous

Thanks b0Bk.

I am sure it will be fine. I am just, as you say, wound tight. My nature.

Def looking forward to leaving the cold.

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4. Re: 3 more days and getting nervous

I would not want your vacation to start off with a bad vibe, so just an FYI getting a Taxi in Aruba is much easier than in the DR.

Other than that you should be fine.

Enjoy!

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5. Re: 3 more days and getting nervous

Forget everything and just have a good time . I will be there in 13 days

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6. Re: 3 more days and getting nervous

My husband and I travel to Aruba every year as well as travel to the DR. I think, based on your previous posts you'll be staying at Excellence (this is where we stay while in the DR). Rest assured you've picked a wonderful resort and I think some of your fears can be alleviated if expectations are managed - is any resort perfect? No, but you are on vacation.......enjoy it!!!

If you're worried about getting a taxi, I would say book private car service through the resort. I would purchase tourist visas at home before you go; I would take those probiotics to coat your tummy; wifi is good so you should still feel connected as well as checkin online.

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7. Re: 3 more days and getting nervous

I agree,book private transfer.

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8. Re: 3 more days and getting nervous

Oh my - pratoman, your worries are similar to mine when I put my 21 y/o daughter on a plane for the UK last Tuesday - just add fear of losing passport/ipod/wallet, blowing up her laptop with the power converter, her friend not getting her from Wales to London on time for her plane and getting lost in Heathrow! Turns out, all is well (so far) and I've worried for nothing. BUT, that's what we do, lol.

I think it's maybe a "be prepared for the worst" kind of thing, and as B0bK says, we need to relax :)

Wishing you a wonderful, restful holiday where all is sure to go smoothly!!

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9. Re: 3 more days and getting nervous

There's nothing difficult about getting a taxi at Punta Cana airport. Just walk up to one of the guys in the pink or beige shirts (you can't miss them), and tell them where you're going. They have fixed rates. You'll be in a taxi in minutes.

On the way back, when you're checking out, tell the front desk you need a taxi. Again, you'll be in a taxi in minutes.

It used to be a rough ride getting to and from Excellence, but now there's a brand new highway. Much faster, and it's a smooth ride, with the exception of slowing down for some speed bumps here and there. There's a short stretch of road approaching Excellence that they were working on when I was there in early December. I don't know what progress they've made. The trip should take between 35 and 40 minutes by taxi.

Mark

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10. Re: 3 more days and getting nervous

Hi

Out of interest when you have travelled before have any of these worries become reality