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…

Rain and more rain

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Saturday, November 6, afternoon I spoke too soon when I said the rain had gone. It is now coming down with a vengeance. Karan is out picking up some things, arranging some money for the weekend. We have only a few dollars until Monday when a deposit clears in my account. We…

Tropical Storm Tomás

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The rain has finally subsided. Maybe now the clothes will dry. We are making progress in planning the next steps. The shock is subsiding and we are gaining strength for our next move. Karan has been getting quotes on hair extensions from India for his business [link]. If he can get his…