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
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)
For the second installation of my Dominican Food Week, here are some delicious beverages I have enjoyed in the Dominican Republic. Read part one here about Snacks of the Dominican Republic. Dominicans love coffee - very very sweetened coffee. Cafe Santo Domingo is a popular brand, and is to my liking as it has a … Continue reading Dominican Food Week: Drinks of the DR (Part 2)
To welcome April, this week will be Food Week, where I will post photographs of the delicious (or not so delicious) food and drink I have consumed here in the Dominican Republic. There will be three parts: Snacks of DR, Drinks of DR, and Restaurant Meals of DR. Be forewarned: I am vegetarian and that … Continue reading Dominican Food Week: Snacks of DR (Part 1)
Yesterday morning I woke up with a head cold, or what people here call "Gripe." I am under the impression that Gripe is a catch-all phrase for any kind of illness from a cold to a full-blown flu. My symptoms are that of a bad cold and with a slight fever, but I am on … Continue reading Tengo Gripe!
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
I went to school in Binghamton, New York, where for about 75% of the time it was raining or snowing. I never studied abroad, and therefore spent five years on the same brick campus. Don't get me wrong - in good weather, Binghamton can be a beautiful place. But once I set foot upon a campus in … Continue reading Photoblog: Universities of Santo Domingo