Winter in the Tropics

Proyecto K (our street)

November through January/February is winter here in the DR. Winter means it’s hot in the day but not quite as brutal and at night you don’t need the fan on to sleep. Some nights, like tonight, there is also a slight chill in the air. I am actually wearing a sweater as…

10 Things

Colmado Bani, Ens. Ozama

Above: Colmado Bani, Ens. Ozama 10 Things I Like About the Dominican Republic Avocado season Mango season Fresh fruit and juice on the street corner Climate Colmados, especially Super Colmados — open 7 days a week from 7am – 11pm on average, colmados are like mini markets that deliver. Plus they offer…

Slow Down

Our room is at the end with the red towel

Above: Our room is at the end with the red towel After we found out that we couldn’t marry yet it was like everything slowed down. It was a disappointing but Karan has a way of making me feel better. He said that this way we can ease the pressure for now,…

The Lunchbox

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So this story is an example of how it is the nature of Dominicans to deny responsibility no matter what. I don’t know if it is a survival instinct or just a part of the culture. I few years ago I was living in Gazcue with my children. I had a woman,…

Spicy Fish Chowder

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Spicy Fish Chowder   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 45 mins Total time 1 hour 5 mins   You can control how spicy you like it. Serves: 6 Ingredients 1 filet of white fish cut in small chunks The Trio: diced medium onion, carrot and stalk of celery 1 Tbsp…