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Santo Domingo was founded by Bartholomew Columbus, brother
of Christopher, in 1496 and received a royal charter in 1502 making it
officially the oldest European-founded city in the Americas. The old town is
known as the Zona Colonial and constitutes the Dominican Republic’s only UNESCO
World Heritage site.
The Zona Colonial is not very large, at least compared to
historic city centers in Europe or ...
... we returned home, it turned out the the final head count would be 11:
Jenny, Antonio, Luis, Carla, Ian, Paula, Freddy, Thomas, Alex, Go and myself.
There was a fair amount of f-ing and blinding at the size of the oven and the unknown cut of beef we had bought, but the meal was a triumph and everything fell into place. I wanted to go to bed very soon after the dinner, but jenny was not ...
... sure how to reconcile my American perspective on poverty with the apparent contentedness of the people. I don’t want to downplay their circumstances but I also don’t want to assume they’re unhappy or unfortunate because their standard of living doesn’t ...
... out. Miryam and I take a last walk along the Malecón. It’s incredibly busy, with huge trucks and streams of traffic zipping by. One takes one’s life in one’s hands crossing it, as the painted pedestrian crossings seem to be invisible to Dominican drivers. We eventually arrive at a massive obelisk.
Striking paintings ascend all four sides of the column illustrating the courageous Mirabel Sisters, ...
... everyone knows about them from nearby communities. Rumor is 1 invites certain peopel from the community to go to a nearby cemetery and raise the dead and go for a walk. I've told everyone to tell her I don't ever want to be invited.
-May 12th: all volunteer conference (I have no idea what happens at the conference)
-May 16th-20th: I go to Batey 9 (in Barahona) because Spanish does me no good. I go to learn the language that I really need. Creole. A batey has ...