Today we got on the subject of travel, and I asked Oksana how she enjoyed her recent vacation to the Dominican Republic. It was wonderful, she said. The resort was beautiful, the weather was lovely, the food was good, and everything was inexpensive. She couldn't wait to return.
Both Jack and Oksana agreed, the Dominican Republic was the place to go. Puerto Rico and the Bahamas were nice but too expensive. In the DR, they said, you can book an all-inclusive resort for the same price as a fleabag hotel on one of the fancier islands. And for them, an all-inclusive is the only way to go, with everything you need in one place. You can relax. All you have to do is roll out of bed and onto the beach. Oksana was particularly impressed by the big floating trampoline that her resort in Santo Domingo had moored just offshore. A big floating trampoline certainly sounds fun to me.
I asked Oksana if she'd ever taken a cruise, since they're pretty much the epitome of the all-inclusive concept.
"No, I can't take cruise," she said, a look of seriousness suddenly crossing her face.
"Why not?" I asked. "Do you get seasick?"
"No," she said, leaning in. "Alcohol is too expensive."
So there you have it, my Russian barbers in Brooklyn heartily endorse the resorts of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, citing their value, all-inclusive nature, natural beauty, nice weather, and cheap alcohol. And that's as good an endorsement as you'll find anywhere.
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