Fiesta Latina in North Miami

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Above: Dominican dancers in front of Alcazar de Colon (Columbus’ palace) in Santo Domingo. Last Saturday was a busy day, as Saturdays usually are. We spent the afternoon bike riding in the park after running some errands, waiting for my son to finish Science Camp. Then we loaded all the bikes on…

10 Ways: Miami | Santo Domingo

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Above: Well organized signage from my local market, Presidente Floridians say Miami is not really a part of America, that in fact it really is an extension of Latin America. I have only lived in one Latin American country, the Dominican Republic, so I’m no expert, but I did live there for…

Coconut Crazy

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Above: Coconut tree in my backyard from which we have harvested fresh coconut. I have to remind myself daily that I’m not living in the Caribbean because so much of my life now in North Miami echos back to when I lived in Santo Domingo. Sure, the infrastructure is way better —…

Miami Me Mueve

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Above: Photo by my son Marcos It has been over 3 weeks since my last post. It feels like 3 years. So much has happened. We did it, we finally did it. We embarked on our latest adventure, our long-time dream, to move to Miami and now in many ways it feels…

Dominican Essentials, part 2

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Dominican Words or Phrase Worth Learning This is a list of words or phrases that are commonly used in the Dominican Republic. This is by no means a complete list nor meant to be a Spanish dictionary but just some that I have found useful living here. I will add to this…