Woman in her small colmado shop with fruits and vegetables near Las Galeras, Samana.

What is a colmado?

A colmado is a mix between a small supermarket and a bar. It covers all the little daily needs and is a great place to meet people. In our vlog,[…]

IIC Sosua Activities Cabarete Beach at night

Open beaches and no curfew

As of Monday, 11 October 2021, the Dominican Government has removed the nightly curfew. It had been in place, almost continously, since March 20th, 2020. Yet, the Ministry of Public[…]

IIC Spanish School facilitator Luis Ramon and assistant Berenice Franco looking good in their new school t-shirts.

The same Spanish word can have completely different meanings in the various Spanish speaking countries. Example: “Guapo/a” in the Dominican Republic is used to express that someone is mad about[…]

Translated into English it means “to die dreaming”, and this uniquely Dominican beverage will certainly take you to a heaven of delight. Milk and orange, mixed with some vanilla flavor[…]

Cognates: “ACTOR”

Easy learning! Cognates are similar or even identical words in two languages. “ACTOR” is one of them. Picture: Dominican actor Manny Pérez and Dominican actress Zoe Saldana. —– ¡Aprendizaje fácil![…]