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Tag Archives: Santo Domingo

Calle Las Damas

Calle Las Damas La Zona Colonial Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic La Zona Colonial (Colonial Zone) in Santo Domingo is DIRTY. There are only very few trash cans and when you can see one, it’s super full. Litters are literally everywhere in the area and it’s disgusting. The cleanest street around here is the Calle Las […]

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Santo Domingo: The Heavy Carnaval Costume

Carnaval Infantil Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic I asked this guy and his costume designer how heavy the costume was, including the headress (not in the picture)—and they said, “It’s about 40 kilos.” Oh boy, I can’t even carry more than 10 kilos.

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Part 2: 2012 Santo Domingo Carnaval

Carnaval Infantil is an annual festival in Santo Domingo. Write text here…

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Santo Domingo Carnaval 2012 and a bad experience

Carnaval Infantil Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic After almost three years, my Swiss friend and I met each other again–but this time, in Santo Domingo. We met on a Sunday when there was festival going on in the north part of the city. We went there for some dancing, music and culture. But, to our surprise, […]

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Josue

Josue Malecon, Santo Domingo Dominican Republic  Josue is a teenager I met in Santo Domingo while I was taking pictures along the beachside in the city’s Malecon area. Together with his two friends, Junior and Anderson, they were very friendly that they asked me if I’d like to drink a coconut juice. I said, “Si” and […]

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The Girl and the Pigeons at Parque Colon

Parque Colon La Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Parque Colon is at the heart of Zona Colonial in Santo Domingo. The photo above is a usual scene in this park. Families and friends bond together here by simply hanging out or take pleasure in people-watching. Doves come in drove for food and children have the […]

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Santo Domingo Carnaval Performer

The Carnaval Performer Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic My Swiss friend and I were on our way back to our hostel when we met this teenager on the street with his family. Yes, he’s a teenager but look at those abs, pecs and muscles! They’re real. Goodness, they’re NOT like Ryan Gosling’s photoshopped abs! 🙂  

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Museo de las Casa Reales

Museo de Las Casas Reales (The Museum of the Royal Houses or Royal Palaces) La Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Built in the 16th century, the Royal Household Museum houses both the Palace of the Governor General and the Palace of Royal Audiences. The former, in the northeast part of the building, is a sober design embellished with gothic Isabeline […]

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Dominican Republic in 5 Minutes

So, here’s a 5-minute video clip of my 7-day Spring Break this year in Dominican Republic.

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AMERICA’S FIRST CATHEDRAL

Catedral Primada de America (America’s First Cathedral) Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Catedral Primada de America is officially known as Catedral Santa Maria de la Encarnacion is located at the heart of La Zona Colonial. The Cathedral has 14 chapels and one of them said to be the first resting place of Christopher Columbus. According to a […]

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