What happens is the person is poisened,so it seems that they are dead(the poison from a puffer fish slows the heart down so much,people think you are dead.It also causes paralisis).
Dominicans like to have their house painted with nice colours. I heard it is done very regularly (yearly?) and amongst them it is a sign of wealth and that everything is ok for them.
FRESH MEAT HANGING OUTSIDE FROM THE SHOPS : Dominicans love fresh meat. The fresh meat is only sold on the day it's done. After that it is salted. On the road you will see lots of shops selling meat.
Learn spanish...a great language to learn.
Very convenient...besides English, it is the most spoken language. It's a beautiful language too! Not to mention that at least 23 countries speak it!!
Stayed here for annual holiday in October 2001. First time in carribean and definately not the last....more
Myself and my girlfriend spent 7 miserable days here. We pads for reserve rooms , top of the line...more
I stayed here on a recent business trip in the Zona Colonial in Santo Domingo. This 6 room hotel...more