I will start off by saying that I am not a dare devil or a thrill seeker! My husband and I visited the DR for a week and decided to go on a few excursions to break up the monotony of the beach. This excursion was our last for the week and i had been nervous about the trip all week long. As our transportation picked up all of the passengers for the trip, my anxiety turned to embarrassment as three small children and a lovely lady with two crutches and her leg in a boot boarded the vehicle. I kept telling myself that if they could do it-there is absolutely no excuse as to why I can't do it!
We arrive at the monkey jungle which is hands down the most beautiful place i'd seen in the DR. We started out with the monkeys. My husband enjoyed feeding and petting his little cousins;) After the monkeys, it was time to face the music...
Awesome cannot even begin to describe the zip-lining tour guides. They were smart,hilarious, handsome and most important-professional! The equipment was top notch-the guides take their time to ensure that you are securely in the harness and that all the ropes and clips are in working order. After a very simple yet detailed lesson on how to zip line it was time to go down the first line.
That was when it all fell apart for me-my legs turned to jelly as we walked up to the first platform. I graciously let almost everyone in the group go ahead of me. Then i came to the moment when i had no choice but to go. The guide whom i no refer to as my novio saw that I could not do it so he attached our harnesses together and went down the line with me. I was so scared that i had tears streaming down my face when we landed safely on the platform. But then, it hit me- we landed safely!!! After the first line, i was able to do all but one other on my own and by the end- the fear was gone and i was having a great time!
This is a must-do excursion! If you visit DR, go to the monkey jungle, hangout with the guys and have a blast! The proceeds benefit a non-profit that provides full medical and dental care to the community. Don't forget to tell my novio that his novia with the crazy pink tie-die pants said hello!
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