Teatime Tee-Off

I had the fine pleasure of having tea at two popular tearooms in NYC over the past few weeks: Alice’s Teacup on the Upper East Side, and Tea & Sympathy on Greenwich Avenue. Now I will do something practically impossible, which is to try to determine which tearoom rises above in a Teatime Tee-Offf. Ambiance Alice’s Teacup has three locations, and I went to “Chapter … Continue reading Teatime Tee-Off

What I Missed About New York City

It’s been over a month since I last wrote a post, and since then I started a new marketing job and moved back into New York City! My new apartment is in Harlem, a few blocks south of my old neighborhood, Washington Heights, and so far I’m loving it. I am planning to blog more often now with my new routine and will be focusing on little … Continue reading What I Missed About New York City

What to Do In: Baní

I am back in New York, but there is a lot more to write about and reflect on my time in the Dominican Republic. There will be a few more DR posts this month, and then you can expect some fun guides from New York City! Thanks everyone for coming with me on this amazing journey.

What is there to do in Baní? Eat of course! Baní, a town just an hours’ drive west from Santo Domingo, is small, and is known for the Salinas salt mines and sand dunes. Additionally, Baní has amazing treats and local produce. A variety of mangos, my favorite fruit, are grown here and are famous throughout the country. Here are a few delicious bites sampled while spending a long weekend in Baní back in March.

Typical Dominican breakfast
Typical Domincian breakfast of fried eggs and mangu (boiled and mashed plantains).

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Quick Update and Great News

Hello readers! It’s been a great couple of weeks for me. First, two great internet updates:

1) I have been listed on ExpatsBlog.com, a blog directory for expats from all over the world living in other countries. Check out my listing here and leave a comment about my blog! It will be appreciated.

2) My post on “What Not to Do in the Dominican Republic” was featured on DR Sisterhood, a website with information about the Dominican Republic. Take a look here on DR Sisterhood!

Thanks everyone for your support!

Second, a few updates on life here in Santo Domingo. I started Spanish classes about a month ago (I tested into level 3 of 5) and I have been getting to know my classmates who are all very interesting and have diverse backgrounds and experiences. To accommodate my 8 hours of class a week, I have cut back my hours at work to allow time for studying.

One of my closest friends from childhood came to visit last week and we had a wonderful few days exploring Santo Domingo together.

Hazelnut Pinkberry with Oreo’s and Strawberries

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