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What an amazingly diverse country, I think to myself over and over again while travelling across the Dominican Republic. Initially, I just came here to enjoy the beach but soon I found other exciting places to visit and discovered the awe-inspiring nature areas that offer travel opportunities only few people know about!
I also meet a lot of interesting people who I like to introduce to you. Some of them you might want to meet the next time you are travelling to the Dominican Republic whereas others tell you a little about themselves and give you some insight into daily life on this paradise island in the Caribbean.


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Dominican Dominos
What is the best way to beat the intense afternoon heat in the Dominican Republic? Many Dominicans would say by playing a friendly game of dominos. Most people have a house with a tin roof that radiat
All Dominican Republic

Mabí Cacheo
This is one Dominican drink that really flies under the radar, and unless you ask for it you will probably not be offered it unless you travel to some of the more remote and “un-touristy” areas of
All Dominican Republic

Alcoholic drinks
Whether you are on holiday or just visiting the Dominican Republic, being in a hot country requires some serious liquid refreshment. And while it is true that hotels will give you all the cocktails an
All Dominican Republic

Dominican Coffee
Coffee is a deeply entrenched Dominican tradition. The island has been producing coffee since seeds were brought over by Spanish colonist almost 300 years ago. It is at the center of common hospitalit
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Books to Read While Vacationing in the Dominican Republic
One of the best ways to truly absorb the culture and appreciate the beauty of people from a different land is to read stories written by native authors or that are set in that country. There are a goo
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I hate Mosquitoes
No one likes a mosquito bite, but when visiting foreign climates it can turn from a simple irritation into a serious problem. What should you know about this pest if you choose to visit the Dominican
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Rare Fruits found in the Dominican Republic
When visiting the Dominican Republic, you’ll be sure to notice the lush green surroundings and the exquisite plant variety. But if you don’t keep a sharp eye out you might miss some of the island
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Casabe - An ancient culinary legacy in the Dominican Republic
Casabe has been a staple of the Dominican diet since the times of the Taino Indians, and the process of making it has not changed all that much over the years. What is this Casabe and how is it made?
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The Dominican Higüero Tree
When you first see a higüero tree, it looks more or less like any other tree. It’s a medium-sized tree with average sized leaves. But as you approach it, you will spot its outrageously large fruit
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Merengue
The beautiful island of the Dominican Republic is inhabited by happy people who love to express themselves through lively music. Merengue music is an intrinsic part of the Dominican culture.
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Fruits and Vegetables of the Dominican Republic
Although the Dominican Republic is only a little larger than 18,700 square miles, it produces an incredible variety of edible plant life. If you know what to look for- or better yet what to ask for -
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Tips on buying Souvenirs in the Dominican Republic
If you are like most people, you like to take a little something home from a vacation to remind you of all the great times you had during your trip. Most likely, you also have a mental list of family
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Staying Healthy on your Trip
Whether you are looking to visit as many places as possible and learn as much as you can about the culture and history or just want to relax by the ocean, getting sick can really throw a monkey wrench
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Amazing Trips to Rivers in Dominican Republic
When you close your eyes and imagine a tropical island, you likely picture a beach with a bright blue ocean and towering palm trees that sway in the breeze. The Dominican Republic has all that and mor
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The ultimate Caribbean golf destination
When it comes to picking the best place to play golf in the Caribbean, there´s no discussion necessary. The Dominican Republic has no equal. Boasting more than 800 miles of turquoise coastline, the D
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Passing up on other peoples travel plans!
Whenever the opportunity and desire to travel present itself, I am on my way, no matter if the person who I’d like to go with me is available or not.
All Dominican Republic

The Art of Altos de Chavón.
The biggest tourist attraction in La Romana, Dominican Republic, is Altos de Chavón, a re-creation of a medieval European village conceived from the imagination of Italian film set designer Roberto C
Santo Domingo

The Magic of Carnival in the Dominican Republic
Each weekend during the month of February as well as on Independence Day (the 27th), Dominicans fill the streets celebrating their culture and autonomy in an outpour of art, music, costumes and food.
Santiago

Only early birds will meet crocodiles
My short stay in the Barahona area only allows for one full day trip. According to my research, playa de las Aguilas is one of the most outstanding beaches in the country, the Laguna Oviedo is famous
Barahona

River Rafting on Rio Yaque del Norte
The ‘excursion manager’ of hotel Brisas de Yaque 1 in Jarabacoa, who I first met yesterday afternoon at the reception desk, is waiting for me in the lobby of the hotel. He will accompany me to Ra
Constanza

Yoko Japanese but 100% Dominican
Generalissimo Rafael L. Trujillo, the infamous dictator who ruled the Dominican Republic for more than 3 decades, invited Spanish, Hungarian, Lebanese, Jewish and Japanese nationals to the Dominican R
Constanza

Daytrips and Excursions with young children.
One of the best parts of travelling to the Caribbean and Latin America with kids in tow, is introducing them to vibrant and beautiful new cultures as well as new kinds of food. However, little kids ca
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Staying healthy during your Dominican vacation.
The Dominican Republic is one of the most popular and loved destinations of vacationers from all over the world. Being aware of the (slightly) increased health risks while travelling in the Dominican
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McDonalds the Dominican way
We are driving from Santo Domingo to our next destination Puerto Plata while passing by the towns of Bonao, la Vega and Santiago de los Caballeros.
Santiago

Isabella Mula an exquisitely decorated lady
I park my car near the bay at the West-side of Puerto Plata’s Malecon and continue on foot, over the paved path, towards the impressive Fuerte de San Felipe.
Puerto Plata

Hey Jack! Watch the kids P-LEASE!
Yes, I know, no matter if your children are 1, 5 or 9 years old, traveling with kids can be rather “hectic”. Before you leave you are stressing out about things that normally are a routine part of
Santo Domingo

Don't let a Hurricane spoil your Dominican holiday
Arguably the best time to visit the Dominican Republic is during the months June thru October. Unfortunately this time coincides with the Caribbean hurricane season during which on average eight hurri
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Will a Hurricane spoil my Dominican Vacation?
Every week I get various e-mails asking me about the probability a hurricane will hit the Dominican Republic during a particular week. Naturally there is no way I can answer this question but I did fi
Santo Domingo

The legacy of Santo Domingo.
Santo Domingo was the first city founded in the New World and - because of this unique status - it has also been first in a number of important social and cultural arenas.
Santo Domingo

Chilling out without the kids.
Taking a vacation without being around a crowd of youngsters definitely has its charms. Adult only all-inclusive resorts are the number-1 choice of people on a Dominican honeymoon or those who opt for
Santo Domingo

Dominican Disability Travel
The Dominican Republic with all its rhythm, warmth and beauty is one of my favorite countries to visit. While the majority of Dominican Republic destinations lack much of the facilities people with a
Santo Domingo

Dominican beaches, just wet your toes or meet and greet the fish.
With more than a thousand miles of beaches, the Dominican Republic is a beach-lovers dream. Whether you love to swim, snorkel, surf, windsurf, or just lounge in the sun, the Dominican Republic has a w
Punta Cana-Bavaro

Luis and the oysters of Playa Dorada
Some people adore them; others nearly choke by the idea of having to swallow down one of these salty, slippery, and hard to break out of their shell creatures. Yes, I am talking about the oyster
Playa Dorada

Weddings with men in pajama´s
Some time ago I was invited to a large and rather fancy dinner at the Secrets Sanctuary Resort. Very exciting since I never visited this 5 star ”Adults only” resort before!
Punta Cana-Bavaro

Single Parent Family Travel To The Caribbean
Single parents have challenges unique to the usual trials and tribulations of taking your family on vacation to a foreign country, not the least of which is keeping costs under control.
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Eight beers and one for me
Despite the fact that a lot of people I meet on my way to Sosua are saying that this is a destination that thrives on sex-tourism and they were wondering what on earth, a lone female traveler, has to
Sosua

Live Slow Sail Fast Surf Dudes
Cabarete, the small, laid back beach town on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic is not only a fantastic destination for those in search of sun, sea, restaurants and wonderful terraces on the be
Cabarete

I have found my man in Santo Domingo
The Zona Colonial in Santo Domingo, the first true and permanent city in the New World, is a magnificent place to visit. The monumental churches, colonial houses, museums and other places of historica
Santo Domingo

Heaven is: Organic Dominican Chocolate.
The Dominican Republic is more than just a Caribbean vacation paradise. Aside from its beautiful beaches, its breath-taking sunset, and panoramic views, the Dominican Republic is currently one of the
Santo Domingo

The Dominican way of life.
When travelling to the Dominican Republic it is good to know some of the countries culture, customs and etiquettes. I researched my archive and surfed the web to compile some of the most interesting c
Santo Domingo

Martin Espinal, multitasking dependable tour guide
After hearing so many good stories about Martin Espinal of Isaira Tours in Puerto Plata, I decide to ask Martin to be my chauffeur and guide during my exploration of the Northern part of the Dominican
Puerto Plata

Boutique Hotels: worth the hype?
The Caribbean is universally considered to be one of the most exclusive holiday destinations in the world. While most Caribbean travelers decide upon staying in an all-inclusive resort, others prefer
Santo Domingo

Lost in the Dominican Republic
During my afternoon outing, I stroll along the road that leads to Sosua Beach passing by an interesting collection of colorful stalls and little shops.
Sosua

Tomorrow I really start my diet
The last few days I have really splurged on too many oysters, glasses of wine and a definite overdose of pizza. Since there is nothing more unpredictable than a (Caribbean) woman, I decide on a radica
Puerto Plata

The real ECO thing with Johan
It is 8.30 AM. I am on my way to visit Johan Guyot, the French manager and partner of ECO Tour Barahona, located in yet another pristine coastal village suitably named Paraiso, some 30 km west of the
Barahona

Enjoy Derrick's drunken chicken at the beach
Derrick is famous at the Sosua beach for its delecious BBQ ribs and his drunken chicken
Sosua

Men in bonus, a rough golfers life
During a visit at the Playa Dorada Golf Club, I decide to order a white wine at the slightly dated and almost empty restaurant bar with a fabulous view over the golf course.
Puerto Plata

Not all beach vendors are the same
Carlos has an official license from Grand Paradise Playa Dorada Puerto Plata resort, which allows him to sell tours on the beach pertaining to Grand Paradise Playa Dorada.
Puerto Plata

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