Dominicanismo: bacano

“Dominicanismo” is a word, phrase, or expression of the Spanish spoken in the Dominican Republic, reflecting the culture and traditions of the country. Usually those expressions cannot be found in[…]

Dominican New Year´s Traditions – There are many traditions, myths and superstitions in Dominican culture. Here is a brief list of the most common ones for New Year: Getting dressed[…]

Dominican Christmas Traditions (2) – LO QUE SE ESCUCHA – What you hear: “CIMA, SABOR NAVIDEÑO” – Christmas officially appears on the radio when the special of “Cima, Sabor Navideño”[…]

Dominican Christmas Traditions (1) – How we celebrate – We Dominicans have the gift of celebrating everything. Since October, the Angelitos (little angels, a weekly gift-giving tradition) begin among family[…]

Best time to travel

You like to visit one of the big Carnival parades or Merengue and Bachata Music Festivals, enjoy the Flamboyant bloom, pick a fresh mango from the tree or watch the[…]

How to get to Sosua/Puerto Plata

Winter season 2018/19 takes off with a couple of surprises for Sosua travelers from Europe. TUIfly Belgium (former JetAir) now offers great deals for their new flights from Brussels (BRU)[…]

A Jewish refuge in the Caribbean

Sosua was founded in the late 30’s by a group of a few hundred German and Austrian Jews. At that time, the Dominican Republic became the only country to officially[…]