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.
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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 […]
The Teleferico is a fun outing with spectacular views from the top and a refreshingly cooler retreat from the sticky humidity during the summer months.
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 […]
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.