All Right In the End

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“Everything will be all right in the end. And if it is not all right, it is not yet the end.” — The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel I saw part of the movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on the plane coming back from Santo Domingo last week. I had been surprisingly…

Always Time To Dance

Haitian dancers, photo © David X Young

One thing about Dominicans that endears me is their innate musical nature. They have an almost involuntary response to music — they simply must dance. But the musical culture is not contained merely within the Dominican Republic, it is indicative of the island as a whole, the island of Hispaniola, in which…

Marriage & Honeymoon Photos

MARRIAGE & HONEYMOON

Here is a collection of photos from our marriage day and mini honeymoon…

Proof of Love

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My trip to Santo Domingo has ended and I am on my way home. I should feel elated because we accomplished all we set out to do this trip: get married, get my residency visa in the DR, file for the US visa. Yet despite the triumph in our accomplishments, no small…

Beer & Avocados — Reflections on Santo Domingo

A selection of local fruits and vegetables at our nearby colmado

I have been away from the Dominican Republic for so long, eight months, that, in coming back I can experience it more as an outsider while still retaining my inside perspective. Heat The first thing I feel is the heat which is so intense, enveloping and relentless that one has no choice…