Restaurant Review: relae

Relae has it all; the food, the location, and the people watching. Starting with the people, the table across from us were locals, dressed in jeans and flannel shirts who just ate and drank. Two Japanese girls at the table next to us were focused on taking pictures of each other and the food. They barely […]

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 […]

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 […]