Santo Domingo Old Vs. New
Collected by Ruddy Harootian , AFAR Local Expert
Yamasá 92000, Dominican Republic
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...
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...
Antonio de Montesinos held it down in the New World and defended the rights of the indegenous people. He was truly ahead of his time. This statue located in Santo Domingo’s colonial section is dear to my heart. I used to go play and ride my bike...
Av. 30 de Marzo 140, Santo Domingo 10201, Dominican Republic
After a night of partying Dominicans in Santo Domingo head to popular old school spot Payan. It became my favorite place to eat not only because of their luscious pork leg sandwiches, but also all of the freshly made juices they offer. It was...
Calle Emiliano Tejera 106, Santo Domingo 10212, Dominican Republic
La Casa De Los Dulces translates to The House of Sweets in English. You can see why this is every kids favorite spot in the colonial section of Santo Domingo. I used to visit all the time. It brought back so many memories to return and the owner...
Av República de Colombia, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
The Botanical Gardens in Santo Domingo is now the home of a new butterfly house. I took the opportunity to experiment with my camera. The butterflies were a friendly & curious bunch. All of the colors I found in that small netted room were...
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