What Not To Do in the Dominican Republic

This month marks my nine-month anniversary here in the Dominican Republic. I moved here from New York for a teaching job and it has been an adventure ever since I set foot here. I have had my fair share of mishaps and victories adjusting to Dominican culture. When I was feeling homesick for New York … Continue reading What Not To Do in the Dominican Republic

Dominican Food Week: Meals of the DR (Part 3)

The final edition of my Dominican Food Week concludes with posts of Dominican Meals. Being vegetarian here is a challenge - it is not common, and I usually get weird stares from waiters when I ask about ingredients. I don't eat meat (that means I will not eat any type of meat, poultry, or seafood) but … Continue reading Dominican Food Week: Meals of the DR (Part 3)

No Longer Lost in Translation: Helpful Websites and Apps in Santo Domingo

Moving to a new country can be completely overwhelming, especially when traveling alone for work. First, one may have to navigate a new language and a new culture. Second, one needs to orient him or herself to a new city and country. Third, one needs to re-create a feeling of home. Moving from New York … Continue reading No Longer Lost in Translation: Helpful Websites and Apps in Santo Domingo