MY AUNT MINERVA IS LIVING IN A DREAM WORLD. Her graceful two-bedroom apartment is nestled within an unassuming apartment complex in the comfortably affluent Bella Vista neighborhood of Santo Domingo here in the Dominican Republic. Bella Vista has no real distinction from its even more well-heeled neighboring wards apart from accessibility: The bustling Avenida Sarasota […]Read more "THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH: SIMPLE PLEASURES ALONG MIRADOR SUR IN SANTO DOMINGO, D.R."
SOMEWAY, SOMEHOW, CARNIVAL WILL ALWAYS UPEND YOUR EXPECTATIONS. This was the case when we went down to the first weekend of the local carnival parade in Santo Domingo Este, the up-and-coming annex to the Capital. Santo Domingo Este is the newer, younger municipality that only shares a namesake with the Western Hemisphere’s oldest city. Let the […]Read more "SURREAL BARRIO DREAMS: CARNIVAL IN SANTO DOMINGO ESTE, D.R."