Here are some of my highlights from living in the Dominican Republic. Some made me laugh, some disgusted me, but all were part of learning the Dominican culture.
Another Dominican Moment… It’s payday, and even though fast food joints are everywhere in the States, it’s a real treat to eat at Burger King once a month. Puerto Plata only has two American fast food places: Burger King and Pizza Hut. KFC is an hour away. Many Dominicans, children and adults, celebrate their birthday […]
One of my mom’s favorite day trips while she was visiting me in the Dominican Republic was Laguna Gri-Gri in the small town of Rio San Juan about two hours east of Puerto Plata. We boarded a small wide boat with a captain and the first mate at the motor. We puttered nonchalantly through a mangrove forest, passing a local fisherman and […]
Mom visited me in Cofresi, west of Puerto Plata, for just over a week. She would spend her mornings out on the peninsula painting where the dogs could run wild while I was at work kickstarting the day. I showed her how to scout out the fresh mangos that had fallen from the […]
The food is cheap in the DR, so going out was more of a routine than a special occasion.
I used to laugh at the concept of “island fever”. I mean, how could anyone not like living on an island surrounded by brilliant blue water, sugary beaches, towering palm trees, and the jungle at your back door?
This is a true story about how I got my dream job in the Dominican Republic. It’s a story about being in the right place at the right time… 15 months earlier.