Any move to a new country can be challenging. Moving from the United States to the Dominican Republic has its own unique challenges that any foreigner must overcome and understand in order to succeed and feel comfortable. Last week I wrote a post of What Not to Do in the Dominican Republic where I shared a little … Continue reading You know you’re an Expat in the Dominican Republic when…
Think back to the month of February. In the United States, it is usually a snow-filled time, punctuated by chocolate candies and red hearts for Valentines Day (and the discounted candies on February 15!) However, in the Dominican Republic, February means celebration! Carnaval rules and each weekend, different cities have their own Carnaval celebration, leading … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Carnaval in La Vega
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!