Interview on Expat Finder

I had the pleasure of contributing to Expat Finder with an interview about my life in the Dominican Republic. Please find the full and original interview published here! Find below a few snippets from the interview below: “We’ve had the chance to talk to Sarah Kuras, an American expat who had moved alone to the Dominican Republic for a year. When Ms. Kuras was offered a … Continue reading Interview on Expat Finder

What You Should Ask Yourself Before Moving Abroad

If you are anything like me, with a constant urge to travel and see more of the world and yes, even live somewhere outside of your home country, a job offer or project abroad can be an amazing opportunity. Whether it’s teaching English, working on a nonprofit project with a large organization like Peace Corps, or just packing a backpack and hitting the trail, spending a … Continue reading What You Should Ask Yourself Before Moving Abroad

Losing the Expat Identity

While living in another country has its challenges, repatriation is another process altogether. Returning to your home country seems like it would be easy – it is a culture you are familiar with, a language in which you are fluent, and generally a support network that has deep roots. I’ve written about being an expat in the Dominican Republic, but what happens when you return … Continue reading Losing the Expat Identity

8 Date Ideas in Santo Domingo

Any city can be for lovers with the right mindset! With a population of almost 3 million, Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic has something for everyone. The weather is always warm, the palm trees sway in the breeze. There are museums for perusing, and malls for shopping. If you like history, the Zona Colonial has cobblestone streets to wander and ruins to explore. Regardless of your budget, there is no excuse not to treat your honey to a day or night out in Santo Domingo.

If you are dating in Santo Domingo, you’ve definitely been on one or more of the following dates. Leave a comment with any suggestions!

1) Zona Colonial Date ($-$$)

Zona Colonial
Zona Colonial

The historic Zona Colonial is the best known area in Santo Domingo to foreigners, but is also beloved by locals. From restaurants with views of centuries-old castles to historic churches to lively nightlife, Zona Colonial has it all. Depending on the night, you can find free concerts (Sunday nights at Las Ruinas de San Francisco, Thursdays’ Jazz on El Conde, and various performances by the Alcazar de Colon). Whether you take a walk down El Conde during the day and stop in the stores and grab a cup of Bon ice cream, or drink a cold bottle of Presidente in Parque Duarte at night before hitting the clubs, Zona Colonial is the place to be. Continue reading “8 Date Ideas in Santo Domingo”

American Expat Living in Dominican Republic: Interview on Expats Blog

I was listed on ExpatsBlog the other week and they have posted an interview about my life in the Dominican Republic. Read and feel free to leave a question in the comments!

Sarah is not your typical MBA graduate – after completing her Master’s, she went on to work in nonprofit development in New York City. She then moved to Santo Domingo, the capital city of the Dominican Republic to teach English. She has always liked traveling and was thrilled to have the opportunity to move abroad and really experience a new culture. In her free time, she likes to dance, listen to music, cook, and explore new neighborhoods. Sarah’s expat blog is called En lo Alto (see listing here).

Lights at Parque Sid during the holiday season
Lights at Parque Sid during the holiday season
Here’s the interview…

Where are you originally from?
I grew up just north of New York City, and spent my whole life in New York State – including university and graduate school. Like many people who grow up in the shadow of a major city, I knew I would live in “the big city” one day.

In which country and city are you living now?
I am living in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Continue reading “American Expat Living in Dominican Republic: Interview on Expats Blog”