Hello Tumbler friends,
Greetings from the beautiful Dominican Republic! This spring break was definitely an unforgettable one. I got to lie out on the beach, explore different places around the island and most importantly stuff my face with scrumptious Dominican cuisine. During spring break I stayed in San Pedro and Santo Domingo. The resort I stayed in was tons of fun—buffets, evening shows, beach aerobics and hitting the discoteca at night—but one of the really cool things I got to do was go outside of the resort, spend time with my friend’s family and explore the capital. I went to ‘Zona Colonial’ in the capital, which translates to ‘Colonial City’ in English. The area had a number of attractions within the area; I went to Calle de Las Damas, Alcazar de Colon, Fortaleza Ozama and Catedral Primada de America. Zona Colonial was actually the first settlement by Christopher Columbus and Spanish explorers in the New World. It was truly amazing because I explored over 500 years of Hispaniola’s history through the attractions and museums in the capital. I was in awe as I traveled through this area rich in history. I also ate rich foods! I had delicious seafood, yucca, mafongo, arroz con leche and fresh fruits. Not to mention, I got a great head start on my summer tan!