10 Things

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…

The Butter Problem

Today we went to pick up a payment from one of my clients. It was a little bit far and time was tight so we decided we needed to take a car instead of a bus. A taxi would cost around 400 pesos or $12 round trip but one of my ex’s…

Christmas Party at the British Ambassador’s House

So now that I had successfully renewed my ‘marbete’ and my car was now legal to drive on the Dominican streets (or as one witty friend said in response to me saying I was being blonde for waiting so long to renew my plates, that I was now a ‘legal’ blonde). so…

Snippets of Dominican Life: Seductive Randomness

Above: Variety of products in local supermarket In the Dominican Republic they love their bureaucracy. It was the annual tax on car plates ‘marbetes‘. I  knew I had to do it but I didn’t want to deal with it. Plus…money has been tight so I put it off. My mistake. I found…