CABARETE EATS: Wilson’s River-side Restaurant

FUNNY STORY:  During a particularly rainy season where the water level of the river rose, Wilson’s crocodile escaped from the zoo and swam a downwinders to Kite Beach. It was successfully captured without any issues.  ORDER THIS: A dozen jaiba (the Taíno word for river crab) with boiled green bananas, a heavenly oil and garlic sauce …

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Best Seafood in Cabarete, Dominican Republic

Coastal living means fresh seafood and lucky for those travelling to Cabarete, finding delicious and fresh seafood on any budget is super easy. Here are my picks for the best seafood in Cabarete. The best part? All of these places serve other food for those travelling with folks who aren’t into fish. Wilson’s Restaurant and …

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Surprising Facts about the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is known for it’s stunning beaches and sprawling resorts but what few know is that it’s rich in history stretching back thousands of years. So to celebrate that history here are some things you may not have known about the Dominican Republic! AN ISLAND OF FIRSTS After colonization the Dominican Republic was …

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5 Afro-Dominican Women to Celebrate Right Now

Afro-Dominican women have contributed an innumerable amount to Dominican history and yet are often ignored and/or forgotten. We’re breaking the cycle of erasure by sharing 5 Black Dominican women we admire and that you should absolutely know and celebrate. Mamá Tingó (Florinda Muñoz Soriano)  Activist for rural farm workers’ rightsBorn: 8 November, 1921Assassinated: 3 November, …

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Romantic Activities for Couples in Cabarete

Cabarete is known as the adventure capital of the Dominican Republic so it’s not necessarily known for romance though there are many stunning candlelit restaurants along the beach. But if you’re looking to spice up date night with more than just dinner there are plenty of ways to bring on the adventure. Here are 5 activities …

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Learn to Read Spanish with Children’s Books and News Articles

So you’re a Spanish student who wants to practice your Spanish literacy but everything you find is either infuriatingly difficult or mind-numbingly easy. The good news is, you’re on the right track. Learning to read Spanish helps build vocabulary and enhance understanding of how sentences are formed (which is crucial to learning how to speak …

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Why You Should Rethink Being an International Volunteer

Why You Should Rethink Being an International Volunteer It’s international volunteer day and most people are extolling the bravery, compassion, goodwill of volunteers. I will not be doing that. As a former international volunteer, my opinion on the industry tends to surprise people. It is, however, informed directly by my experiences and work in the …

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CULTURE: Dominican Monsters & Mythical Creatures

The Dominican Republic is a country rich in folkloric traditions and beliefs. They’re woven into our everyday lives and are an important, vibrant part of our culture. Part of that folklore is the magic, monsters and mythical creatures that populate our stories. Much like our magical rituals and superstitions, Dominican monsters can trace their origins …

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