Dominican Moment: A Special Whopper

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 […]

Day Trip to Laguna Gri-Gri

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 Visits My So-Called Life in the Dominican Republic

    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 […]