Santo Domingo Local Customs

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  • 1. Dominican food

    Dominicans love stew Goat meat and Michelangelo Restaurant is consider the best places to eat this exotic dish. Goats in some providance are fed oregano plants so the Goat would absorb the oregano...

  • 2. Jugo de caña - Sugar cane juice

    Jugo de caña means sugar cane juice and it's delicious! The way to get the juice is to grind the sugar cane, and they usually do it in front of you when you order your juice. The juice is sweet and...

  • 3. Sightseeing is hard work

    Everybody who has been to the imperial capitals of Europe has noticed that roofs are not meant to restrict or square off buildings. The rich and ambitious...

  • 4. Playing domino

    Playing domino while drinking a few cold beers is a pastime we Dominicans enjoy. If we can't play we like to at least watch and participate in the fun.Domino is...

  • 5. Let's Do Carnival!

    Carnival in Santo Domingo has to be the world's largest party. It is an insance atmosphere loaded with alcohol, food, dance, and a ton of fun. I use to love the...

  • 6. Street vendors

    These people sell their merchandise (usually fresh fruits, herbs and veggies) on the streets. They start shouting or talking through a megaphone from early in...

  • 7. Paleteros

    This kind of street vendor keeps to one street corner to sell his/her merchandise. They started selling cookies, crackers, lollipops, bubble gum, etc but some...

  • 8. Aguinaldos

    An aguinaldo is a typical get together where people would go singing Christmas songs from door to door, accompanied by our Dominican drums, güira (a cylindrical...

  • 9. Money

    Like many Caribbean nations, the Dominican Republic has period foreign exchange problems. Part of the problem is government debt, and part is the partial fix on...

  • 10. Colmado (convenience store)

    A colmado is a place where you basically go and buy food. The difference between a colmado and a supermarket is that you don't have the variety you have on the...

  • 11. Cerveza Presidente

    Presidente is the #1 beer amongs Dominicans. We simply loooooove a good cold one, so cold it's frosty on the outside of the bottle - and that's called "vestida...

  • 12. Ironwork and Doorways

    Anyone who has travelled through Spain and/or Latin American countries knows that grills, gates, grates and entranceways always feature prominently in Spanish...

  • 13. Santo Domingo Architecture

    As the first city in Spanish America, Santo Domingo obviously has some of the best examples of early Spanish colonial architecture, including Baroque churches...

  • 14. Dominican Art

    I'm not going to give an overview of Dominican art since, for something more complete and meaningful, you can always look up the section on art in a Rough...

  • 15. "Paleteros" : Local street vendors

    There are nice guys sitting or standing in the corner or place that you cannot imagine and in their little cart they have all that you need for the last minute...

  • 16. Try speaking a little spainish

    On arriving at the dominican republic,,at the hotel desk at check in,,,I tried my crude spainish,,and with a great surprise,,they were amused at my effort,,,and...

  • 17. We thought that the way of the...

    We thought that the way of the Republican people in the touristic areas, was to always try to get the most out of whatever they are selling, we have to bargain...

  • 18. Did you know Santo Domingo was...

    Did you know Santo Domingo was the first city of the New World as christopher Colombus called it, and was discoverd by Christopher Colombus.That we are very...

  • 19. Santo Domingo's lovely flowers.

    The lovely Bougainvilla flower, impossible to raise where I live. They are in bloom all over in this area.

  • 20. Merengue

    Merengue, the national music, can be heard and danced everywhere ! This was a live concert in Santo Domingo. Que chulo !

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