LOS LECHONES Y EL CARNAVAL DE SANTIAGO
This is another shot of Lechones going about their ritual, which in their case it's to hit onlookers with "Vejigas" these are a type of balloon, made with "Ubres de vaca" and "cueros de puerco" I'll let you do the translation with your english-spanish webster dictionary, should be more fun!
This is what's called a "Negro" or "Pintado", these characters are meant to induce fear in those close to him, and they excell at it too!, they have burned oil and tar all over their bodies, you're supposed to give them tips not to stain you, and guess what? they make a bounty during the carnaval, and yes they will stain you if you don't cooperate(not really but why don't you find out) he he he.
THE RD$ 50 PESOS BILL, CONSIDER THIS ONE AS COINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THAT MUCH HAS THE RECENT BANINTER BANK FRAUD COST TO THE DOMINICAN ECONOMY!!!
CAN'T PRINT BILLS WORTH THE PAPER THEY'RE PRINTED ON LIKE THE US, OVER HERE YOU NEED TO BACK IT UP WITH GOLD OR SILVER, SO NO METAL? NO CIGAR!!!!
If you're in Santiago you must go and see a baseball game.
The local team is Águilas Cibaeñas and they actually won the championship and the Caribbean World Series in 2007 (and it looks that they do it again this year). There's a fantastic atmosphere in the stadium during the match: Drums, singing, dancing...
Games can be sold out, so remember to check for available tickets before you go.
Santiago de los Caballero, la Ciudad Corazon
"Monumento a la Restauracion de la Independencia"
Lugar donde se libro la batalla para la Restauracion de nuestra independencia de la fuerzas Espanola.
"Vista de la Ciudad"
Santiago is a province of the Dominican Republic. Santiago is the heart of the country. It is an intellectual, educational, and cultural center. It is also a major industrial center with the rum, textile, cigarette and cigar industry, which are based there. Shoe manufacturing and leather goods furniture making are an important part of the city's economic life. It is also a major Free Zone center with four important industrial free zones, and an important cement factory. Santiago is home to one of the largest medical centers in the northern region of the country, Hospital Metropilitano De Santiago, which serves all 13 provinces of the Cibao. Also within striking distance there are a good number of pleasant towns, many of which are quite prosperous. Santiago is in the center of the Cibao Valley, the wealthiest region in the DR per capita. Santiago has a sizable wealthy community composed mainly of "old money." It is surrounded by tall mountains which have for years protected it from hurricanes and allows for dense tropical forests to develop on the slopes of such mountains, which are among the highest in the region
In from of the first monument of city
Bar and Cafe with style West old.