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…

Third World Perspective

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Above: The Colonial Zone in Santo Domingo during a blackout (apagone). It is rather ironic for me to being here in the Dominican Republic, a country which has its share of hurricanes each year and see news of Hurricane Sandy devastating the Northeastern United States, the part of the world I grew…

Missing the Tropics: Alice in Wonderland

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I have found myself missing the tropics. some of it is the cold winter. After eight years of living in a tropical climate I have found that my body has really adapted to the the tropical heat. Of course it has been unseasonable cold, probably due to global warming, but it’s more…