It’s a very nice thing to be in a country that is famous for the world’s most exotically beautiful flowers.There are more than 300 varieties of orchids on the island of Hispaniola, and the members of the Sociedad Dominicana de Orquideología are fiercely passionate about all of them. I know: I spent an evening with […]Read more "STRANGE BEAUTY: Orquid Explosion at Expo 2015 in Santo Domingo, D.R."
CARNAVAL IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC CAN BE A REAL PAIN IN THE REAR. If you’re unlucky enough to be swatted on the behind with the heavy smack of a vejiga, you will literally feel it. The vejiga is as much an integral part of Dominican Carnaval as are lustrous feathers, bright wigs and rhinestones. This […]Read more "THE HIT SQUAD: GETTING YOUR LICKS AT CARNAVAL IN LA VEGA, D.R."
SOSUA OFFERS TOP-QUALITY SUN AND VIEWS—AND FOR BETTER OR WORSE, HANKY-PANKY FOR A SHEKEL. The loftier charms of the North Coast life lie in the coast’s other towns. I only ever came up to these towns very early in my childhood. What I remember of Sosúa and Cabarete were seemingly untouched swathes of gorgeous beachside […]Read more "A GREAT DAY IN THE NORTH: CHARM AMIDST THE CRUISING IN SOSUA, D.R."