Hotel La Casona Dorada & Restaurant

Av. Independencia No 255, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Santo Domingo

Summer = shorts and a fridge!

A travel blog entry by angela_smith


... the other nurse and the translator the whole time) taps me on the shoulder. She then goes on to tell me that the girl that just got up and left is her daugher, cries at everything, faints at the first sight of blood, and is stupid.
I told the little group with us what the lady just said to me. My nursing student who I was translating for, another nurse, the doctor, and me just sat there in shock for 5 minutes wondering if the mom had overheard ...

All at once

A travel blog entry by fullyfokusd


... houses and then took the car we were picked up in, to another house where we would be staying. The house seemed pretty nice; it was well guarded with three sets of gates just to get in. The house belongs to the family, Carlos’ aunt and grandma live here. Inside is clean and inviting, I have my own room and Milagro insists on making my bed and organizing my ****. Fine by me.

The next morning breakfast was served. Mangu (mashed plantains) , yucca, ...

Mobile Update

A travel blog entry by borndriven

... our tour guide came out and she was really great! She spoke to us in English! I really appreciated that because all the signs were in Spanish. We went into the permanent exhibit on the cultural history of the DR. It was a pretty cool exhibit that started with a movie room with a never ending film clip of paintings, people, landscape, homemade goods etc. It was pointing out the light, the life, the flavor, the mixture that is the culture of the DR. After this video, our ...

You know it's winter time in Guazumita when...

A travel blog entry by angela_smith


... I learned the specifics of Englilsh teaching in the DR. It's taught by Dominicans that have not been taught how to teach a class, much less a class about English. So they don't know the rules for English grammar or how to pronounce the words.

CHRISTMAS: I ended up not going to the Christmas party/dinner in the capital at our boss's, Rome Massey's, house. I wanted to save money and I had baseball games 2 days after. Christmas Eve (Noche Buena) ...

Up a Mountain

A travel blog entry by enjoytheride


... with a line of cars in front of us. Apparently two semi-trucks had crashed and we had to wait until they cleared the reckage. It took about 2 hours (I thought we'd be there all night. No one was hurt) and we were off. Of course when we arrived to my house there was no electricity. Fortunately my full day of traveling (from 8am to 8pm to the capitol and back) was over.

KEEPS GOING AND GOING AND GOING...: Not only did my brother ...

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This hotel, located in the Gazcue area of Santo Domingo, is near Alcazar de Colon.
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