Scott’s Adventures in the Dominican Republic

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 microphone in his...

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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 delays, layovers,...

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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 exorbitant rate....

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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 telephone calls...

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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 modern...

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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 balcony through a...

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Hummingbirds and Fish Bolo's Gallery on Calle Isabel Catholica

Hummingbirds and Fish Bolo's Gallery on Calle Isabel Catholica

There is art everywhere on Calle Conti, leaning against walls in pedestrian walkways, stacked deep in little shops along with Dominican Republic baseball caps and knick knacks. The canvases are small, medium, and large, but all seem to have been painted by the same...

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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 Europe bringing...

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