Scott’s Adventures in the Dominican Republic

Trip to Sanoa Beach From Santo Domingo

Trip to Sanoa Beach From Santo Domingo

    Those going on this day trip from Santo Domingo to Sanoa Island start at the Pizzerelli Pizza Palace at six forty five in the morning. There is no one on the street this morning when I walk to our assigned pick up point, but, at the pizza place, there...

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Getting Around Tour Bus, Santo Domingo

Getting Around Tour Bus, Santo Domingo

    If I were on this tour bus I wouldn't have been able to take this picture. There are a myriad of ways to transport yourself on a vacation. This tour bus, as it goes by, shows faces inside glancing at me as the tour driver describes thIs area with a...

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Flying Home Another trip into the books

Flying Home Another trip into the books

    Airports are transitional. In airports we are moving to someplace new or returning to someplace familiar. We are waiting interminable hours then squeezing into airplanes that take us 35,000 feet above the Earth and show us movies. We are victims of...

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Camel Talk Smoking room, Santo Domingo Airport

Camel Talk Smoking room, Santo Domingo Airport

    Smoking has taken a beating in the United States. Most smoking in America has been banned from public buildings. All tobacco packaging has to contain scientific warnings that tobacco products are not good for your health. Tobacco is taxed at an...

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Photo’s for Pat new photos with Nikon DSLR

Photo’s for Pat new photos with Nikon DSLR

    Sometimes you just don't know what you are missing till you try something else. Pat has been persistently trying to move Scott to a DSLR for several years. " I Phone cameras are good for what they are, " he has always maintained, " but cell phones make...

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In Billini Plaza 19th Century Museo of Tostada

In Billini Plaza 19th Century Museo of Tostada

    Across from Billini plaza is a well to do man's home of the nineteen hundreds. His home, which I am shown through, is several hundred years older than the Alcazar de Don Colon and several hundred years behind homes you find now in the Zona Colonia with...

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Watch out above Getting wet on a dry day

Watch out above Getting wet on a dry day

    I'm walking, minding my business, on a cloudless day.  Water pours down like someone is pouring a bucket of water on me, which they are. In the Zona Colonia, water used to mop balcony floors, or spilled when watering plants, exits the upstairs...

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Faces Cathedral, Zona Colonia, Santo Domingo

Faces Cathedral, Zona Colonia, Santo Domingo

    The front and back metal gates to the massive Cathedral, in the center of the Zona Colonia, are not four hundred years old. They look that old, however, and the faces sculpted unto them look eternal and primordial. There are the faces of Luke, Mark,...

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Museo of Rum In the Zona Colonia

Museo of Rum In the Zona Colonia

    Rum has been around for centuries. Columbus brought the first sugarcane to the new world, and, shortly after, the first sugar cane plantation, worked by slaves, was begun in the New World in the Dominican Republic.  A trade route was begun with...

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