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Calle Isabel La Católica, Santo Domingo 10210, Dominican Republic
The oldest church in the “New World”, Catedral Primada de America, can be found in the heart of the oldest European city in the Americas: La Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Its foundation stone was laid by Diego Columbus...
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Yamasá 92000, Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic ranks at the top of the global ranking in cocoa production and export. In 2009 it exported over 62,000 tons of cocoa mainly to the United States and Europe. Try the local cocoa tea made from shaving cocoa balls!
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Cuidad Colonial, Calle Las Damas, Santo Domingo 10210, Dominican Republic
Listed as a World Heritage Site by Unesco, the historic Hostal Nicolás De Ovando is the original home of the town's founder, Governor Nicolas de Ovando. Located on the famous Calle Las Damas (the first paved road of the New World), Señor Ovando's...
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When you amble on the oceanfront walks of Santo Domingo, don't miss the chance to say hello to Fray Anton-- This guy was a Spanish Dominican friar on the island of Hispaniola (now the Dominican Republic and Haiti) who, with prior, Fray Pedro de...
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Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
For first-time travelers to Santo Domingo there is no better sight than the Zona Colonial. Not only is this historic city a safe place for travelers to visit, but you are transported in time to the early-1500's when Spain was building its New...
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Dominican Republic
Say you REALLY want to get off the beaten path in the Caribbean. No other experience in the islands affords such a decidedly UN-island vibe than climbing Pico Duarte in the Dominican Republic. Ascending Pico Duarte is a hike and half. It starts...
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Calle Las Damas, Santo Domingo Este, Dominican Republic
Calle Las Damas is the oldest paved street in the new world with construction beginning in 1502. Originally named Calle de la Forteleza, or Street of the Fort, it makes a straight line above the shores of the Rio Ozama from the Fortaleza Ozama to...
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Calle Duarte 53, Santo Domingo 10210, Dominican Republic
El Beaterio is a restored sixteenth-century convent in the heart of Zona Colonial in Santo Domingo. Fromthe cozy, high-ceilinged living room at the front of the building to the tranquil courtyard at the back, this small, intimate hotel is perfect...
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Calle Duarte, Boca Chica, Dominican Republic
On a trip to La Republica Dominicana, my friend and I stayed in Boca Chica, a short drive from the airport. Every night, we walked across the road from our hostel and ate at this restaurant that had amazing food, beautiful views, and courteous...
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Plaza Espana, Ciudad Colonial, Santo Domingo 10210, Dominican Republic
Everyone we asked recommended Pat'e Palo as the best restaurant in Santo Domingo's Zona Colonial. Styling itself as a European brasserie, the enticing menu of executive chef Saverio Stassi manages to seem both exotic and familiar at the same time,...
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Isabel La Católica 159, Santo Domingo 10210, Dominican Republic
One of the things I love the most in Spanish colonized countries is the heritage they have been able to maintain from the colonial era. Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic is a prime example. Here you can see the cathedral, first in the...
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Calle Duarte 53, Santo Domingo 10210, Dominican Republic
To see some of the most colorful, old, colonial architecture in the Caribbean, it is not necessary to get a difficult-to-procure ticket to Havana. Of course, Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic is not the only Caribbean city with narrow...
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Calle Duarte 53, Santo Domingo 10210, Dominican Republic
The modern day city of Santo Domingo dates back over 500 years, and is officially known as the first modern town to be established in the Western Hemisphere. This historic capital on the island of Hispaniola was the first place that Christopher...
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Santo Domingo 10212, Dominican Republic
I’m going to be completely honest with everyone and confess that my current adventures were almost by mistake. I’m not going to make myself look posh because this trip isn’t like other trips you’ve read about on this website. This trip started...
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The crackling of the hot oil. The undeniable taste of the yuca in my mouth. You really just had to be there. I haven’t eaten out on the street on this trip the way I ate in Mexico City. You definitely have to be more careful in Santo Domingo. But...
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This is going to be my totem street art for 2015. Cool vibes only! A lot of the street art I ended up finding in Santo Domingo was in the Malecon section, by the ocean. This sort of boardwalk street has been a locals hang out spot for decades....
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Santo Domingo 10106, Dominican Republic
Up until this year I never really knew how much Dominicans are obsessed with Christmas. This special installation in the center of the city is in it’s second year. I saw so many happy faces. The kids really do have the best time. Photography by...
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Calle Emiliano Tejera, Santo Domingo 10212, Dominican Republic
Las Ruinas de San Francisco are the ruins of the oldest busing on the island. It was build in the 1500's and it served as a monastery for centuries. Around the early 1900's it was converted to an asylum until it was closed. Today it serves as a...
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Calle Las Damas 1, Santo Domingo 10210, Dominican Republic
We could still see the bullets in the door of Fortaleza Ozama--the America's oldest fort--from when the US attacked the Dominican. There are many strange after-effects from the violence that the Dominican populace have sustained through tyrannical...
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10901 Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables, FL 33156, USA
While I went to the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden for their annual Chocolate Festival, I took time to walk around and found a little spot I'd previously overlooked. With a nearby bench, I took in a few moments to enjoy the sound of the water...
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130 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137, USA
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I hope pastry chef, Hedy Goldsmith, includes this brilliant tangerine pot de creme in her upcoming cookbook. It is so delicious and the perfect size should you feel guilty about ordering dessert.
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Wynwood, Miami, FL, USA
The 16 blocks of the Wynwood Art District between North 36th Street and North 20th Street include five museums, 70 galleries, three private collections, and five art fairs. Not to mention stenciled sidewalks, walls covered in murals and...
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3251 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33129, USA
Completed in 1916, this Italian-inspired villa on Biscayne Bay was the home of the early 20th-century industrialist James Deering and is now a National Historic Landmark. The house was modeled after historic...
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2390 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127, USA
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Panther Coffee, in the ultra-cool Wynwood Art District and two other Miami locations, makes all drinks and brews to order, specializing in cortaditos, espressos, and roasting their own beans. It’s a hip spot with a Pacific Northwest...
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1600 Lenox Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
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Looking for some down-home comfort food with an upscale twist? Head to Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, named one of Bon Appétit’s 50 Best New Restaurants and whose fried chicken was declared the best in the South by Southern Living...
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301 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132, USA
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One of the best spots to relax in Miami is Bayfront Park, 32 acres of lush grounds that include the Klipsch Amphitheater and the Tina Hills Pavilion. The Fourth of July fireworks and the New Year’s Eve countdown are just two of...
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Ruta 66, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Immediately upon arriving to the Dominican Republic, by plane, if you look out of the window you can see a stunning landscape. Now imagine if you could get a closer look at that while flying in between mountains. We ended up taking a last minute...
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Ruiseñor 3, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Great place to do some wake boarding until the locals pointed out all the crocodiles that where sitting on the edge of the river! Added to the fear factor. Great views up the river.