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Leaving Sosua Going to Santiago Airport

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SOSUA, Dominican Republic- We said a lot of goodbyes as we left Sosua, the place in the north of th Dominican Republic that my family had made our home for the past six weeks.

“I really hate saying goodbye,” my wife spoke just before leaving our room behind.

But the number of goodbyes you say upon leaving a place is often proportional to how much you enjoyed being there. Goodbyes are good, the more you say the better – they are a testament to time well spent. We enjoyed our stay in Sosua, we had friends there, we had a lot of goodbyes to say upon leaving.

Travel is about people, places have little to do with it.

It was a good stay. Sosua was our first international base of operations with my young family. It went well, we can do this, we can travel as a family. We now have confidence that this little dream can be played out across a global stage – our next stop is Guatemala, and then El Salvador by the beginning of April.

We are now looking at a 23 hour journey to Antigua. We are taking the last bus out of Sosua at 6 PM, though our flight does not depart from Santiago until 3:30 AM. A long wait lays ahead of us.

We are now riding fast in the 160 peso bus to Santiago. We are leaving the Dominican Republic, we said our goodbyes, returned our keys, and are on the Road.

It was a good stop, but I am glad to see myself go.

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Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 76 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to Forbes, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3048 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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