How to Get to Bahia de las Aguilas from Santo Domingo via Public Transportation

Bahia de las Aguilas is arguably the most beautiful beach in the Dominican Republic. Actually, many would further argue it’s one of the best beaches in the world. Renown for its piercing blue crystal clear water and located in a gorgeous desert-like region, Bahia de las Aguilas is well worth the long journey through the…

I Caught the Dreaded Amoeba Parasite in DR: What Happened & How I Treated It

For weeks, I felt extra joint inflammation and random pains around my body. I thought maybe it was the new bed I was sleeping in, an autoimmune flare up, and/or the many things I’d been busy doing for weeks. I’d been moving around the island on very little sleep or rest and thus eating out…

Exploring Maria La Gorda & Guanahacabibes in Cuba’s Most Western Tip

Towards the very western end of Cuba is the Guanahacabibes Peninsula, home to the Guanahacabibes National Park and the beach center of Maria la Gorda. Despite it’s far away and relatively untouched location, visitors from all around the world trickle in to visit Maria la Gorda & travel through the Guanahacabibes Peninsula for its natural…

“No Me Cierres la Puerta!” Community vs. Independence: Conflicting Multicultural Values

One of the loveliest but trickiest things about being both Dominican and American is balancing and integrating our close-knit community values with the concept of independence, introversion and boundaries. In many, if not most cultures around the world, setting certain boundaries (like even just closing your bedroom door) can be considered rude, dismissive and/or selfish….

Where to Go in Myanmar: Here Are the 7 Best Places to Visit

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma is one of my favorite travel destinations in the world. Traveling for a month through this special country coupled with reading many books about it, changed the way I look at politics, multicultural religion, history and even books themselves! Myanmar offers a deep and complex history, friendly and generous people,…

Best Places In the Dominican Republic to Visit Beyond Punta Cana

The Dominican Republic is the most popular travel destination in the Caribbean. Every year, over five million travelers from around the world arrive in the tropical island nation. Thus, tourism is one of the most important sources of revenue for the island nation. However, this revenue is not spread out consistently around. Many tourists are…

A Guide to Moving to & Living in Santo Domingo

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If you’re thinking about moving to Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic but not sure of where to begin, here’s a beginners guide to all the know-how’s and to-do’s of living in this vibrant city! There are tons of different neighborhoods and things to do for anyone looking to enjoy living a few months or…