Santo Domingo


Hailing from an internet cafe the zona colonial in Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana. The weather is hot. We love it. We’re almost thinking about not coming back, but you’ll all see us when we return on August 15th. We make good on our commitments, you know.

Anyway, tomorrow we leave for Las Terrenas on the peninsula de Samana, in hopes of settling down on a nice beach. So far, our stay has consisted of longs walks in the zona colonial of Santo Domingo (the colonial zone dates back directly to Cristobal Colon,aka Christopher Columbus, who set up the first Spanish colony here), dancing to the sounds of merengue at the annual merengue festival in Santo Domingo, eating red beans & rice, sleeping, shopping, checking out the local skateboard park, etc. Man, it feels so good to be on vacation…

We are frequently mistaken for French, Italian, or Spanish people, but rarely as Americans. My Spanish is improving somewhat. I’m trying to figure out how to bring back a whole truckload of musical instruments… Fed Ex/UPS rates may be very high here. I will do what I can.

I miss you all, believe it or not – I will try to connect intermittently via internet cafes if we find any. Until then, take care of yourselves and each other. We’ll be back in one piece.

Roman y Sarale

Posted: July 26th, 2003
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